The Plague Tale franchise has quickly become one of the most popular action-adventure releases in recent years. With two games telling a compelling narrative, the series has gathered a dedicated fanbase.
The first game in the franchise, A Plague Tale: Innocence, was released 4 years ago on this day, and it started an adventure that fans would continue to adore for years to come.
Why it matters: The Plague Tale franchise has continued to grow in popularity since the release of the original. It came at a time when many developers were chasing multiplayer trends and showed that single-player games still had much to offer.
The game got positive reviews from critics, and fans were quick to praise various aspects. It also sold over 1 million units to date.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is set during the plague in Europe. It tells a beautiful narrative about siblings trying to survive the brutal disease and all the threats of the world. The game also features stunning graphics, which add to the overall experience.
A Plague Tale: Innocence combines horror elements along with stealth gameplay for an engaging experience. While the stealth elements were considered simplistic, they were well suited to the story of young children facing enormous challenges.
Throughout the game, both siblings grow closer to each other. Many players found this narrative endearing, and it made up for the shortcomings found in parts of the gameplay.
Following this success, Asobo Studio released A Plague Tale: Requiem. The game launched as a day-one Xbox Game Pass title and lived up to the massive hype generated by its predecessor.
If you enjoy narrative-driven games and have not played A Plague Tale: Innocence, the game is still worth trying. It can be found on discounts often and easily justifies the price with its story, visuals, and gameplay.
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