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A Plague Tale: Innocence review
by NafaryusDestiny

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.

Other reviews16

"A Plague Tale: Innocence is a superb stealth adventure with excellent gameplay, gorgeous presentation, and a fantastic story that shows how the worst of what the world can throw at humanity can bring out the worst of it."

Completed on Dec 24, 2019. It's a nice game to scratch your stealth action itch. The plot is surprisingly engaging, the acting is good, the music is amazing. Some craft able upgrade options are dubious, and could have been more fleshed out, but maxing out all upgrades will require some planning and thorough exploration of every nook and cranny.
«Blew my mind»
«Underrated»
Gamepass.

I really enjoyed my first few hours with this but I got tired of fighting torches and slowly walking through rats fairly quickly.
«Boooring»
A surprise hit from 2019... a true underrated jem!!
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
Kept coming back to the story
A Plague Tale Innocence PC - Finished on 09/20/2020
Great game which made good use of its mechanics and the limitations of the characters.

A harrowing, oppressive setting lifted up by the bonds made during a tough journey.

I really enjoyed playing this and the final chapters were so intense I couldn't put it down! The final fight was frustrating though and the culmination a bit... Odd. But that doesn't take away from the enjoyable journey getting there.
«Just one more turn»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
A very immersive game, sometimes it's getting boring but the story and the atmosphere kept me play.
«Sit back and relax»
«Underrated»
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.
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»