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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: 45 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  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 15, 2019
    90
    A Plague Tale: Innocence is an unsettling, nerve-wracking stealth experience in the best way. The relationship between Amicia and Hugo develops naturally and believably, and the horrors of their ordeal is set wonderfully against the backdrop of the 100 Years War and the Inquisition. Aesthetically, the atmosphere of the game is well represented in its level design, audio, and overall presentation in each of its settings. While the character accents are great, the voice acting itself can be hit or miss throughout, and the band of misfit children against the Inquisition and the plague is the most forced point in the game. It’s a title I couldn’t stop playing and could easily be a top sleeper hit of the year.
  4. May 15, 2019
    82
    A Plague Tale: Innocence is a surprisingly good game that is perfectly balanced. The game really impressed us with the way a group of kids is placed in a gruesome, hostile world. It makes us forget about all those rough edges and shallow bad guys.
  5. May 16, 2019
    80
    A Plague Tale: Innocence doesn’t nail everything, but it still manages to pull off the things it absolutely needed to succeed. For every clunky stealth section or awkward animation, there’s a heartfelt interaction between Amicia and Hugo. It’s a story about the inevitable end of all things and how tragedy makes people long for a time before innocence is stripped away. Amicia didn’t ask to become Hugo’s guardian--that’s just the way life panned out. Much as she would like to shield him from the brutality of their circumstances, it’s not possible if they want to survive. Innocence is akin to fire; neither lasts forever and, eventually, every flame fizzles out. However, if we stick with the people we love, it’ll burn for as long as we need it to.
  6. 80
    On the one hand, A Plague Tale: Innocent tells an intense, and highly interesting story of one of the darkest moments of European history, and the impact that it had on its youngest people. It's evocative, interesting, and benefits from the highest calibre in production standards. On the other hand, it's so committed to a stock standard, safe approach to gameplay that so much of the great work done in the narrative is undermined. A Plague Tale comes so achingly close to the brilliance of a Hellblade, but sadly where Ninja Theory's "blockbuster indie" project is a masterpiece, Armicia's story is "just" a page-turner.
  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. Positive: 52 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62
  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. May 16, 2019
    10
    Magnífico, uma história empolgante e cheia de mistérios.
    Realmente vale a pena jogar!
  3. May 14, 2019
    10
    An amazing AA game, it feels and plays like "The last of us". If you like "The last of us" you will like this game. For a developer withoutAn amazing AA game, it feels and plays like "The last of us". If you like "The last of us" you will like this game. For a developer without AAA budget this game surely can compete with them(AAA games), that's why i give this game a 10/10. Expand
  4. May 22, 2019
    9
    This game oozes immersion, but not in ways one might think.

    There were moments in other games, such as God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn
    This game oozes immersion, but not in ways one might think.

    There were moments in other games, such as God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn where the pieces came together to tell a compelling story, but not since The Last of Us did I feel as emotionally engaged and so immersed in the game.

    What is amazing is that the elements and game play are very simple, nothing new, and almost casual. It's not open world and it's almost on the rails at times as levels direct you from point A to point B. Puzzles are for the most part simple, and combat and stealth nothing new. It's not even a long game. However, the framework that holds it together from the music to the graphics to the pacing is scripted, acted, and directed to perfection.

    Beautiful game on so many levels.
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  5. May 15, 2019
    9
    very good story nice charecter Awesome and very Unique game with outstanding soundtracks and Fair price.
    the Graphics are awesome
  6. May 25, 2019
    8
    A Plague Tale: Innocence es el sleeper del año y, sin duda alguna, uno de esos títulos que con el tiempo terminarán revalorizándose hastaA Plague Tale: Innocence es el sleeper del año y, sin duda alguna, uno de esos títulos que con el tiempo terminarán revalorizándose hasta límites insospechados. Amicia, protagonista de la obra, llevará a Hugo de la mano durante las distintas aventuras que tendrán que recorrer, enfrentándose a dos claros enemigos: la plaga (enormes agrupaciones de ratas) y la Inquisición, una agrupación que los perseguirá sin descanso para conseguir un fin malvado. La crueldad y crudeza de la historia choca con la inocencia de un Hugo que, por descontado, es lo mejor de todo la obra. Recomendadísimo, uno de esos títulos que todo el mundo debería probar. Expand
  7. May 25, 2019
    0
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