A Plague Tale: Innocence is the best game I've played this year - Jim Sterling

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#1 Posted by OliverSnyders (149 posts) -

This game came out on the same day as Rage 2. It's a AA game but you can see there is so much love and passion behind this project.

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#2 Edited by Vaeh (466 posts) -

10/10 from IGN Poland.

94% positive on Steam.

Reminds me of Dishonored in terms of the world building. Between this and Dead Cells, Bordeaux is taking off!

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#3 Posted by OliverSnyders (149 posts) -

@vaeh: The devs should be hella proud of what they have achieved. This game deserves a Digital Foundry analysis.

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#4 Edited by DaVillain- (36491 posts) -

Funny this is, I made a thread discussing the game in "Games Discussion" forum praising about it. Currently playing it on PC, it's TLOU set in French Medieval times and I find the premises is taking over by Rats interesting. That said, I only paid $42 from CDKey and looks gorgeous in 1440p. A Plague Tale: Innocence is my favorite hidden gem so far.

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#5 Posted by BassMan (10185 posts) -

I have been following it since the first reveal and always thought it looked good. I will play it at some point.

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#6 Posted by Jendeh (117 posts) -

I'm going to add this to my wishlist. Currently, have a few games backlogged, but this game looks pretty cool. Thanks for the post.

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#7 Posted by ZmanBarzel (1858 posts) -

Does Sean Bean actually have a role in it, or did Focus just bring him in to read that Blake poem for the trailer?

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#8 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18860 posts) -

On my wishlist... will buy eventually. Looks cool.

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#9 Posted by lamprey263 (36112 posts) -

Looks good but I will wait on a price drop, thought about it today when I saw his video and saw game on store, but went with Rage 2 despite my better judgment.

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#10 Posted by CTR360 (8696 posts) -

i buy it later this year

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#11 Posted by Ghosts4ever (9790 posts) -

Meh. it looks like another boring walking simulator imo.

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#12 Posted by pelvist (7384 posts) -

Noone I know who has it has said anything about it. I looked at some gameplay and got the impression that it would be re-using the rat-eating-people gameplay over and over. I might have to give it a try at some point.

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#13 Posted by I_P_Daily (11713 posts) -

No thanks, I need something more than running & hiding, and to me there is nothing worse than having to hold the hand of an AI character through the game.

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#14 Posted by OliverSnyders (149 posts) -

@zmanbarzel said:

Does Sean Bean actually have a role in it, or did Focus just bring him in to read that Blake poem for the trailer?

Sean Bean is not actually part of the game. He's just reading that poem for the commercial.

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#15 Posted by Pedro (34463 posts) -

Feels to "cinematic" for my liking. AKA movie game. I could be wrong. Great production value.

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#16 Posted by XVision84 (16004 posts) -

Sounds like the kind of game I'd like, but not enough to pay full price. I'll wait for a sale.

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#17 Posted by ZmanBarzel (1858 posts) -

@oliversnyders said:
@zmanbarzel said:

Does Sean Bean actually have a role in it, or did Focus just bring him in to read that Blake poem for the trailer?

Sean Bean is not actually part of the game. He's just reading that poem for the commercial.

Thank you very much!

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#18 Posted by I_P_Daily (11713 posts) -

@Pedro said:

Feels to "cinematic" for my liking. AKA movie game. I could be wrong. Great production value.

Actually its a walking simulator. I saw a 30min vid on YouTube and after about 5mins I started to skip forwards and it was just walking, holding hands, running from bad guys pretty much all the way through the 30mins

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#19 Posted by DaVillain- (36491 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:
@Pedro said:

Feels to "cinematic" for my liking. AKA movie game. I could be wrong. Great production value.

Actually its a walking simulator. I saw a 30min vid on YouTube and after about 5mins I started to skip forwards and it was just walking, holding hands, running from bad guys pretty much all the way through the 30mins

This is not a walking simulator though. You'll won't get very far just walking and this is really a stealth game. I don't think calling something a "walking simulator" is necessarily a bad thing, I have many so-called "walking simulators" (and they're not) that I think are fantastic such as Hellblade. As I said in another thread, despite it's only $45, I strongly recommend waiting on a sale for $20 at most. A Plague Tale: Innocence is a hidden gem for me this year of 2019.

(People don't know what a walking simulator is anymore. They use that term incorrectly from time to time)

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#20 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30998 posts) -

It looks great, but I still have no clue what it is about after watching several videos.

What does the gameplay consist of, aside from using fire to avoid the rats?

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#21 Posted by Vaeh (466 posts) -
@R4gn4r0k said:

It looks great, but I still have no clue what it is about after watching several videos.

What does the gameplay consist of, aside from using fire to avoid the rats?

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- sneaking

- throwing stones to attract guard who do very rigid patrol

- disable guards by knocking them out

- crafting in a wheel pop menu

- lighting torches to remove threats

Youtube recommends me boss fights but that will spoil game for you lol.

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@i_p_daily said:
@Pedro said:

Feels to "cinematic" for my liking. AKA movie game. I could be wrong. Great production value.

Actually its a walking simulator. I saw a 30min vid on YouTube and after about 5mins I started to skip forwards and it was just walking, holding hands, running from bad guys pretty much all the way through the 30mins

This is not a walking simulator though. You'll won't get very far just walking and this is really a stealth game. I don't think calling something a "walking simulator" is necessarily a bad thing, I have many so-called "walking simulators" (and they're not) that I think are fantastic such as Hellblade. As I said in another thread, despite it's only $45, I strongly recommend waiting on a sale for $20 at most. A Plague Tale: Innocence is a hidden gem for me this year of 2019.

(People don't know what a walking simulator is anymore. They use that term incorrectly from time to time)

It seems like a story-driven stealth/puzzle adventure from gameplay trailers.

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#22 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30998 posts) -

@vaeh: Gotta say, I'm a huge sucker for things like worldbuilding and good atmosphere in games.

You saying this reminds you of Dishonored has me interested in this game ;)

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#23 Posted by Litchie (23879 posts) -

I don't know who Jim Sterling is, nor do I care.

Good to hear about the game though. Might check it out. To hear it's like TLOU is a bit off putting though.

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#24 Posted by DaVillain- (36491 posts) -

@vaeh said:

It seems like a story-driven stealth/puzzle adventure from gameplay trailers.

That would be the logical conclusion so yeah.