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A Plague Tale: Innocence - Dodging Rats and Inquisitors in medieval France

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    It looks like a fucking 10 hours escort quest with the most obnoxious retarded kid in the land. I am just watching Cohh and feel like strangling the little fucker. Tho the girl is very fuckable.
     
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  2. GrainWetski Arcane

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    With beyond awful voice acting and mediocre graphics. Must've spent all their money on gamejournos and streamers.
     
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  3. aweigh Arcane

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    I'm just glad the girl isn't a muslim.
     
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  4. Terenty Educated

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    Yeah, im surprised by the universal acclaim this game receives, from critics to gamers on steam, metacritics. The gameplay is beyond linear and basic and the story is as cliche as it can get. The graphics is poor too
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    It is one of those artsy shit that everyone likes but very few buy it. Like journey and tales of two brothers. If that cunt totalbiscuit was alive he would have shilled it to high heaven.
     
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  7. Mark Richard Arcane

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    Deja vu. In 2012 another French studio released a stealth/puzzle adventure game called Amy, which involved guiding a child with supernatural powers through an apocalyptic scenario and protecting her from a militant organization bent on using said child for their own ends. The major difference is A Plague Tale looks like it had ten zillion dollars pumped into it.
     
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  8. Terenty Educated

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    Hey Brothers is a legit game dont shit on it, better play it for yourself. Otherwise i agree about artsy shit games, but its not only retarded journos who praise it, it has like 90% approval on Steam that is strange
     
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  9. Venser Savant

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    Amy was fucking terrible. This one seems alright.
     
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  10. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Meh it is the same game as this. It is very niche game with rabbit fanboys,it is natural that a third of them to post a review.
     
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  11. Ovg Cipher

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    I was in it for the plague only. Too bad it was some magical plague though.

    I don't dislike it though, I had a good time, yet not worth the price. But it was ok.
     
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  12. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    Looks like it really satisfies its intended audience I guess.
     
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  13. Martyr Erudite

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    "magical plague"? so it's not about the historical plague but something done by an evil wizurd??
    wow, instantly lost all interest.
     
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  14. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    It wouldn't make sense if it was about the black plague anyway. The rats would have to be mostly wiped out for the fleas which carry the bp to attack humans in the first place, no?
    Instead the rats basically are the plague here and somehow swarm and consume people in seconds.
     
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  15. Ovg Cipher

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    Its both the original and true classic boils, but it's a lot more magical rats consuming people in seconds, strange inquisitors technology that's somewhat medievalish just what the fuck.

    The story is quite ok, I liked most of the characters, though the kid who is your girl from last of us recycled in medieval France is an annoying sack of shit. So a typical very young kid I guess. That's realistic.

    The protagonist suffers from Lara croft psychopathy, crying after her first kill, then slaughtering armies for the lulzy. She does some things that you know are a bad idea, but the game is lineral so no way to avoid doing the stupid.

    The best character is probably the thief lady that joins you mid game and I sorta liked the blacksmith. The ending seems rushed, the final battle being equally frustrating, weird but fitting to the overall setting and just plain corny..

    If you can get it for free, it's an experience. There were inspired moments where the story picked up and moments that are "writer has no idea what to do next, so have this boring moment", though the latter are helped by the chars talking through them, or that desire to see what's next. I must say the ending, the very ending, was just my endurance pushing me through to see how they wrap it up.

    You can tell they put a lot of effort into the first 3/4ths of the game, the plague seems interesting, a malevolent force, the setting is dark, then suddenly, avengers happens and you get superpowered and not explained enough why ways of beating your generic stupid as shit AI.

    All in all, if it was, say 10 Euros I would say buy it. It's good enough for that. But the pricing is now ridiculous, the game suffers from a severe case of overhyping and just not good enough mechanics.

    Diagnosis: overhype made us expect something great, we got a steady decline from good-ish to moderate to simply ridiculous. If they had spent more time, more money, more talent. It could have been so much more.


    At first I thought the rats are almost a great artistic metaphor for the plague and it was great and oppressive, it almost feels like the first writer quit somewhere before the game was finished.

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    You can tell they lost the spark and love for it and the exact moment it happened. There's a lot of extra interactive objects, interesting sights and so on for the first half? 3/4ths? Then they just said fuck it and pushed forward without inspiration or that same level of care.

    This got long. Too long for my liking, but last point. The alchemy, the understanding of medieval times, it all goes out the window when magic shows up or whatever it was. A plot fast forward device more than magic.

    editing the edit

    I typed it up on the train, so excuse all the bad english I put into that, well, mini-review? I just couldn't type properly while watching my shit and making sure I get out at the right station. Anyway, if you like some medieval low-fantasy, where alchemy is real? The game has you set for the first 3/4ths. You should probably get it just for that. There just aren't enough games with the same level of care put into their design. Though, please by God himself, wait until the game goes on sale or, ekhm, full demo it.

    I would refund it, but I'm torn. I want more. I loved the thing they did with it until they felt they had to wrap up the story. If they are to release more games, games that are as detailed as this one was at first, I am all for it. If they think they did a good job with the ending, I feel like that studio already lost. It's a wild card all in all. If they somehow end up making more games. I hope they can make the gameplay less generic, get some proper AI guys to fix the 2000s level guard AI, that they manage to keep it alchemy-maybe-magick-maybe-science (as seen by medievals), then, we are witnessing a birth of a good studio. Otherwise they are lost forever and we should not support those fucks.
     
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  16. Ovg Cipher

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    Far as I remember, bubonic plague in rats is not even half as virulent as it was in it's first major contact with western europe.
     
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