Compelling and Gripping From the Get-Go
A Plague Tale: Innocence almost immediately tosses the player in a gripping emotional tale that takes place in a ravaged medieval France where a plague is killing tons of people.
After the Inquisitor and his troops blast through Amicia and Hugo’s home town, the two of them end up on the run. Hugo is infected with a virus that the Inquisitor is after.
They want Hugo alive and Amicia dead and the majority of the game involves escaping and fending off guards and soldiers, while also dealing with literally thousands, if not millions, of bloodthirsty rats scattered throughout Europe.
Through environmental storytelling, excellent voice work from the main cast, and a script that’s very believable, A Plague Tale: Innocence pushes the player through a linear, narrative-driven experience that one can even compare to Uncharted or The Last Us.
The game doesn’t have the visual fidelity or motion capture prowess like a big AAA studio such as Naughty Dog, but Asobo Studio still manages to tell an exciting and heart-pumping story that will leave you wanting more.