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  • Summary: A Plague Tale: Innocence offers an adventure supported by an original scenario, with gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases. Follow our protagonists Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying Inquisition. Our young heroes will alsoA Plague Tale: Innocence offers an adventure supported by an original scenario, with gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases. Follow our protagonists Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying Inquisition. Our young heroes will also need to survive against an even greater danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague infecting across cities and countryside. [Focus Home Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. May 13, 2019
    100
    It successfully combines horror, action, survival, combat and story in a way that so few games do in this modern age. A Plague Tale: Innocence is also a reminder that the world still needs single-player story-based games, especially those that are as wonderfully beautiful and heartfelt as this one.
  2. May 13, 2019
    90
    The way the narrative and gameplay fit together to make Amicia and Hugo’s journey both compelling and emotional is an impressive accomplishment that put A Plague Tale up there with the best of them. If you are in the market for a somber, story-driven game, I cannot recommend A Plague Tale enough.
  3. May 16, 2019
    90
    A Plague Tale – Innocence is the type of game that comes around rarely in the risk adverse gaming space. Bleak and beautiful it will leave an indelible mark on any gamer willing to enter its rat-infested world.
  4. May 13, 2019
    84
    A Plague Tale is a narrative adventure whose true protagonists are the rats. It is set in a realistic Middle Age Europe, during the Hundred Year War, and delivers an interesting story, and some well designed puzzles. On the downside, it is short (about 10 hours long) and some mechanics feel repetitive.
  5. May 24, 2019
    80
    With a breathtaking atmosphere, an interesting story and a gritty realism applied to the late Medieval period, Asobo Studios offers a strong and memorable experience that overcomes its somewhat repetitive & by-the-numbers gameplay.
  6. May 13, 2019
    80
    A Plague Tale: Innocence is a morbid adventure. The engaging mystery is highlighted by an endearing cast of characters and their ever-growing trust in one another. Combat and puzzles rarely push back, but they make it easier to engage with the memorable narrative. Through it all, the omnipresent scourge of rats leaves a lingering impact as their shrouded forms slowly work their way through the corners of your mind and settle deeply into your bones.
  7. May 13, 2019
    60
    A Plague Tale: Innocence deserves respect for daring to be different, funnelling you through a bleak European backdrop that’s seldom seen. Despite some neat ideas, though, the stealth and puzzle mechanics drag, and the story can’t quite make up its mind about what it wants to be. Furthermore, while the presentation is spectacular, the project lacks polish in key areas and overstays its welcome at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 132
  1. May 14, 2019
    10
    What can I say? Wow! I found out about this game by chance, this gem came out of nowhere, and what an experience it is! The story isWhat can I say? Wow! I found out about this game by chance, this gem came out of nowhere, and what an experience it is! The story is fantastic, the gameplay, the dialogues, everything is very well put together. Also the setting really draws you in and the world exudes with art and really makes you feel the unsettling feeling of plague as you roam around the village. Kudos to the developers for this incredible game! Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2019
    10
    A Plague Tale: Innocence is a great game with great graphics and gameplay. The Voice acting is outstanding. The story is dark and engagingA Plague Tale: Innocence is a great game with great graphics and gameplay. The Voice acting is outstanding. The story is dark and engaging and would like to see more games like this all in 10/10 and a must buy for anyone who likes this kind of game Expand
  3. May 16, 2019
    10
    With beautiful visuals, haunting yet atmospheric music, excellent sound and voice acting and brilliant and heartfelt writing with incredibleWith beautiful visuals, haunting yet atmospheric music, excellent sound and voice acting and brilliant and heartfelt writing with incredible polish that rivals AAA titles, A Plague Tale: Innocence is every bit a game AAA titles should aspire to be. Yet a small team of 45 has done the unthinkable and has outdone most games far above its budget with pure love and passion.

    The gameplay provides a linear and streamlined experience with enough variety to keep players interested without giving too much to overwhelm or distract the player from the heart and soul of the game i.e. the tale of a journey of two innocent children through a medieval dark world full of death and chaos. This game brings the savagery of Game of Thrones, the heart of The Last of Us, the polish of Unchartered 4, the atmosphere of Bloodborne and a decent stealth-based mechanic that will appeal to casual players as well as satiate more hardcore players.

    If you've been repeatedly disappointed by the run in the mill AAA games that frequently fail to deliver to the hype, buy this game instead, you will not be disappointed. This game is easily a best game contender of 2019 with the likes of Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5.

    10/10.
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  4. Oct 22, 2019
    9
    This game is The Last Of Us meets 13th century France.
    I stumbled upon this game by chance and as soon as I found it I knew I wanted this
    This game is The Last Of Us meets 13th century France.
    I stumbled upon this game by chance and as soon as I found it I knew I wanted this one. The story is great, the dialogue is amazing.
    Docked points for graphics. It didn't look as crisp as today's games look, but man is this game amazing! If in doubt about this one I can tell you you'll love it!
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  5. Jun 12, 2019
    9
    Such a great game, a lot of the AAA companies could take a slice of it. Interesting and mysterious story. Lovable characters. The voices andSuch a great game, a lot of the AAA companies could take a slice of it. Interesting and mysterious story. Lovable characters. The voices and especially the soundtrack were superb. The price is more than fair for the content you will get. For me the most surprising game of 2019 so far. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2019
    8
    В принципе игра понравилась. ____ Мне игра напомнила такой бюджетный The Last of Us, сюжет попроще да и персонажи тоже. Хотя, в принципе, поВ принципе игра понравилась. ____ Мне игра напомнила такой бюджетный The Last of Us, сюжет попроще да и персонажи тоже. Хотя, в принципе, по сравнению с ихними играми, на пример ReCore, улучшение видно не вооруженным глазом. Стелс понравился, прокачка тоже. Продолжительность игры тоже оптимальная, не надоедает. _____ Теперь о грустном. И здесь тоже этот гребаный феминизм, что с ним сделаешь. Так же не понравились последние уровни игры. Зачем-то разработчики решили показать, что у них еще и экшен есть и наваливают, тупо убиваемых в лоб, противников кучами. Не к месту. ______ Боссов маловато и те собраны в двух финальных уровнях. Рекомендую к прохождению, за эту цену отличная игра! Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2020
    0
    Pay $49.99 for "indie" game?
    If you ever watch all-cutscenes in Youtube, you'll never buy this.
    Cons - Bad movements. You walks like
    Pay $49.99 for "indie" game?
    If you ever watch all-cutscenes in Youtube, you'll never buy this.

    Cons
    - Bad movements. You walks like skating.
    - NPC moves like robot. 90s 3D games are better.
    - Face expression is worst like overdone botox.
    - This is not a game. This is a collection of cutscenes.
    - Playable contents are extremely easy like mocking player.
    - Moving -> Cutscene -> Throwing rocks -> Cutscene -> Moving -> Cutscene -> ...

    Pros
    + You want to play for only Good Story?
    + Please try to watch all-cutscenes in youtube.
    + You will save your $49.99
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