This game is rated PEGI 18
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Curse, Gore and Stabbed.
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.
Play involves navigating and exploring the world. You need to work with both Amicia and Hugo to get around guards and solve simple puzzles to subdue the rat threat. Unlike other games you are generally underpowered, which makes this an experience focused on stealth and avoidance of violence, although sometimes that becomes unavoidable.
The result is a game that questions your ability to sacrifice your innocence to save the one you love. You face the savagery of a collapsing world coming to terms by being overwhelmed by the rats. But just as pressing is the human response to the chaos and whether you can find hope with others to survive.
You can play this game in the following styles:
In the US, ESRB state: A Plague Tale: Innocence's rating: from a third-person perspective, players avoid swarms of rats and use stealth tactics to sneak around soldiers. One method of deterring rats is to lure them to corpses or soldiers, who are shown screaming as they are bitten/eaten. Cutscenes depict characters being impaled by swords, struck by arrows or maces, and stabbed by spears. Some game environments contain corpses that have been impaled, burned, or partially eaten/mutilated (sometimes with entrails visible).
The Developer describes the game as including "Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content."
There is difficulty settings: Narrative, Normal and Hard. The game offers help when stuck and you can define the Help Frequency.
You can reduce movement in the background with the Static Background setting. You can also opt for a more Contrasted HUD and adjust how it looks. The game highlights Interactions, Assistance, Companion Status/Danger and Enemy Status/Presence all of which you can disable. There also a Steady Camera option to reduce camera shake. You can turn off Motion Blur to aid motion sickness.
You can adjust the subtitle size, background opacity and colour. You can opt to include speaker names and have them in different colour if required.
You can opt to not Require Held Inputs, to reduce holds although some actions still need a hold. You can also have the game do Automatic Quick Interactions.
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