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A Plague Tale: Innocence review
by Jaffar Mohammed Jassim

Great narrative with focus on stealth

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The game starts off seeming like it will be a serious story about survival and it turns into the attack of Rat Pope. I liked rat pope and rat tornadoes. Plus we got some normal bits. The game looked fantastic. Quite a few really cool scenes, usually with corpses. I will say I think the game goes on for like an hour too long. Gameplay wise this game is very simple and the puzzles really aren’t that entertaining either. The game is all about the story and the cool scenes.

Final Score: B+
A cool game that is not spectacular but has a good gimmick and a good story. I liked gameplay mechanics and its performance for its graphics. I look forward for this developer to bring out more games!
«Sit back and relax»
Incredible music, lighting, voice acting, writing, and a near game ruining ending that is just so incredibly bad from both a gameplay and story perspective. But really, it's just a sour 45 minutes at the end that doesn't undo the incredible work done throughout the game before that.
Going in with no expectations, A Plague Tale tells an engaging story with beautifully grotesque visuals and a talented crew of voice actors. The gameplay is hit or miss, and sometimes doesn't lend itself to the story the game is trying to tell. The crafting mechanics layered on top only served to distract me from the story and get me out of character to look for materials. Sometimes the scarcity made things more intense, but the game always provides you with the materials you need to get through any part of the game.

Keep expectations low and just enjoy the story. Ignore the crafting as much as possible, and take comfort knowing this isn't a branching story. Get immersed, get into character, and enjoy the ride.
Stealth combat and swarms of rats make the perfect marriage in this game that has an excellent story to tell. Not over staying it’s welcome, I cannot praise this game enough.
5/5
«Liked before it became a hit»
Completed: January 2, 2020
Playtime: 12h
Platform: PlayStation 4

Gameplay: ★★★½
Story: ★★★½
Visuals: ★★★½
Enjoyment: ★★★½

My overall rating: ★★★½
A Plague Tale: Innocence is a story and character driven stealth game that holds its tension well over its 17 dark and hellish chapters. In a world filled with flesh eating rats and guards who are hunting down your estranged brother Hugo, stealth is very much the key to surviving - one hit and you’re done. One thing that really took me by surprise was how Amicia (you) evolves through the game, the first time she kills someone (as always, in self defence) she damn near has a breakdown and it doesn’t get any easier for her. The world is a horribly dark place where you find yourself literally having to hold your little brothers hand and walk atop hundreds of dead bodies and slaughtered farm animals. The gameplay is incredibly crafted, sitting somewhere between The Last Of Us and Resident Evil 4. All you have is a sling that hurls rocks and eventually some alchemy based alternatives to help you along so every bit of conflict feels close, tense and will likely cause palpitations - Enjoy!
Overall 9.4 / 10

Gameplay 9 / 10
Story 10 / 10
Visuals 10 / 10
Length 9.5 / 10
Enjoyment 8.5 / 10
Favorite Thing: I really liked the story and it went a bit crazier than I expected.
Least Favorite Thing: Hugo. Didn't much like having to play as him either.

Date Completed: 2019-07-11
Playtime: 8h
Enjoyment: 8/10
Recommendation: It's good, you should play it.