A Plague Tale: Innocence

  • My copy just arrived, I don't think I;'ll start it right away and will probably wait until I'm done with Alice, but I'm pretty excited to see how I like it.

  • Finished the game a few days ago. I was worried at the beginning that it could be a one trick pony but how wrong I was, they keep changing things up and that finale it really steps things up and ends things with a bang.

    This and Hellblade are the best way, IMO, to make this type of games. With Uncharted 4, as I progressed, all the filler became so tiring to me that by the he end I had mostly a negative opinion about the game even if it was glorious at times. Give me short and focused adventure games please!

  • I had time to pick it up again this week and I'm on Chapter 11, I imagine easily past the halfway mark by now.

    Loving it, all killer no filler, never a dull moment, I want more games like this.

    My concerns about the stiffness of the writing are gone now, it was only the case in the beginning as the characters were noblemen/women, but as you encounter more lower-class characters their speech gets more natural, which clearly helps the actors with their delivery.

    The gameplay gradually becomes more complex and open, there's multiple ways to solve enemy encounters now and it's very satisfying to understand and work with the systems in place.

    What a great surprise this game is!

  • "A Plague Tale: Innocence - a fascinating game powered by stunning tech
    A bespoke engine from a smaller developer delivers triple-A level visuals."

  • Just started the game myself, played through the first two chapters in French, which makes for an interesting experience where I can sometimes understand pretty well what they are saying but I find myself completely lost at other times.

    I'm really liking the beggining and the setup of things, so definitively looking forward to playing more of this.

  • Oh shit they have a full French option? Might have to snag this sooner then later.

  • @dmcmaster I mean since it is a French made game is arguably the correct way to play it.

  • Just beat the game, and I'm overall very pleased with it, there are some clear shortcomings that it has, but overall I think the game did what they meant very well and it doesn't drag at all which was one of my main concerns, hoping we can see more like and I'll keep an eye on Asobo Studio moving forward.

  • I am at the end of the game, probably beating it this weekend.
    I like graphics, sound, setting, story and characters good enough (nothing mindblowing), but the gameplay is not my cup of tea.

    It is more complex than the usual "walking simulators" by having stealth and puzzle mechanics, but the game is pretty rigid in its structure. Most of it is trial and error based situations, with inconsistent enemy ai and physics, topped by some clunky aiming mechanics. It reminds me of that bad stealth section in The Order 1886.

  • Heads up it's on sale on the PSN's flash sale for $35

  • https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-12-04-a-plague-tale-2-reportedly-in-development

    Excellent news. This stands among my very favourites of 2019.

  • @sentinel-beach
    Awesome. Still need to play it but hey more B or Indie A or AA titles is a good thing imo

  • Finished the game yesterday. Great game, great visuals and excellent lead character: smart, resourceful, but vulnerable. The only problem is optional exploration: you want to do it, but it doesn't fit immediate nature of the story and you get a bit too powerful by the end.

    P.S. Played it on Origin Premiere. Great deal especially if you also interested in trying Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and some other games (The Invisible Hours!).

  • The best news of E3 so far! <3 <3 <3

  • @sentinel-beach I was worried for a minute that it would be Xbox-exclusive, as soon as I saw the trailer I frantically looked up whether it was coming to other platforms too. Really looking forward to it, although I hope they don't take the story into a dumb direction.

  • One of the best games of 2019 getting a sequel.

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    Free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade. I'm looking forward to playing this again before the sequel comes out.