A Plague Tale is a dark, grisly game about kids surviving impossible odds

Early on in A Plague Tale: Innocence, you’re controlling a young girl, holding hands with her scared little brother, while running down a city street full of people trying to kill them both. It might be the most stressful experience I’ve ever had in a video game. It’s also the norm in the game, which is about two siblings trying to survive absolutely horrible circumstances. Unlike most video games, in A Plague Tale, you rarely have moments when you feel powerful. It’s a struggle, especially when it seems like everything you encounter — whether it’s scared adults or swarms of diseased rats — is out to get you. Its grisly nature can make it a challenge to play through, but it’s also one of the most arresting games I’ve experienced in some…

Continue reading…