A Plague Tale: Innocence seems to have caught the gaming community by surprise. The game released quietly just today, and it has earned strong reviews, currently sitting at an 81 average on OpenCritic. This makes the game one of the highest-rated outings by developer Asobo Studio, primarily known for licensed games based on Pixar movies and motion-controlled Kinect titles in the past. Considering the surprisingly strong critical reception, some may be wondering if A Plague Tale: Innocence is worth the buy.
Critic reviews for A Plague Tale: Innocence have been mostly positive, but there are other factors to consider when deciding to purchase a game, like its length. For those wondering how long A Plague Tale: Innocence takes to beat, the general consensus seems to be between 12 and 15 hours. Of course, this will depend on how much difficulty players have completing the game's many stealth sections and puzzles, and so mileage may vary.
Something else to consider when deciding whether or not to pick up A Plague Tale: Innocence is its price. As it turns out, the game is available at somewhat of a budget price of $50, and in fact, we've seen it retail for even cheaper already, with Amazon selling the PS4 version for $41.99 at the time of this writing. The budget price combined with the strong reviews may very well make A Plague Tale: Innocence worth picking up for those intrigued by the premise.
Whereas the other game released today, Rage 2, is an action-packed, open world, post-apocalyptic first-person shooter, A Plague Tale: Innocence is much less bombastic and over-the-top. The game is about a girl named Amicia and her brother Hugo as they attempt to survive during the Black Death era of France.
Gameplay-wise, A Plague Tale: Innocence derives most of its challenge from its stealth sequences and puzzle solving, so it's definitely a different kind of experience than what Rage 2 is offering. For what it's worth, the Rage 2 reviews have been less flattering than the reviews for A Plague Tale: Innocence, so someone in the market for a new game may want to consider that as well.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.