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A Plague Tale: Innocence

Love the era, bad escort mission

3 months ago
2023-12-03
gaming
Adventure

Game review

Release date2021-07-06
PublisherFocus Home Interactive
DeveloperAsobo Studio
PlatformPlayStation 5
Playtime3,5h
ProgressDNF (Did not finish)

(I take notes as I play the game for things that I think deserve a mention. If something was not mentioned, it is considered "fine" and not noteworthy in any sense.)


A Plague Tale: Innocence

Seeing how the industry has managed escort missions in the last decade in story heavy games, I got into the game thinking it would be more of a side-charachter that would handle it self rather than classic chore of a escort mission.

Pros

  • Environments
    It's a good looking game and u feel like you can get into the environment.

Neutral

  • Tank controls
    It technically doesn't have tank controls but it feels tanky in terms of how both the charachter and camera moves and feels sluggish at times.

Cons

  • No colorblind mode
    Usually I don't have a issue with color blindness but I had a really hard time seeing any blood trails and the game had no solution for it.

  • Whole game is a escort mission
    There's good and there's bad escort mission games. This is sadly one of the bad ones from the older era of gaming. It's a chore, annoying and causing you to fail, and part of stealth missions.

  • Invisible walls
    I rarely encounter this as a issue in games but this one caused weird issues with invisible walls.

  • Munk's hair
    It looks like such a joke compared to the bald guys.

  • No map
    This game have no maps, yet it tries to be more open areas/zones.

Final thoughts

I gave up around chapther 5-6 when the game became too boring and annoying to play because I did not want to do more of an escort mission.