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CGI-Quality said:
John2290 said:

Yeah, waiting for a sale. Just terrible marketing I guess. 

Nope. Based on word of mouth and reviews, many people got exactly what they thought they would. I think you just wanted something else. It never really promised to be God of War/The Last Of Us (funnily enough, it does things neither of those do), but offers a story that will stand the test of time (much like those will).

I mean, I'm gonna be frank here. I don't think every game has to literally follow in the vein of TLOU or GoW. The idea of having to help your brother, an NPC, to safety, while also dealing with other obstacles and having a wee bit of combat in there is something nice to have, rather than it being yet another third person game that tries to be like the previous two mentioned games. 

I'm also thinking of grabbing this game, since Rage 2 looks so lackluster in both visuals, gameplay and general storytelling. Also has a really bad blurry look to it, while Plague Tale looks sharp and decent texture wise. 



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Chazore said:
CGI-Quality said:

Nope. Based on word of mouth and reviews, many people got exactly what they thought they would. I think you just wanted something else. It never really promised to be God of War/The Last Of Us (funnily enough, it does things neither of those do), but offers a story that will stand the test of time (much like those will).

I mean, I'm gonna be frank here. I don't think every game has to literally follow in the vein of TLOU or GoW. The idea of having to help your brother, an NPC, to safety, while also dealing with other obstacles and having a wee bit of combat in there is something nice to have, rather than it being yet another third person game that tries to be like the previous two mentioned games. 

Oh, I agree entirely. Although the inspiration is there, A Plague does several things that those games don't and I'm happy for it. No one should walk into it expect a clone of any of those games.

Frankly, it's one of those games I wish was a PC-only title that took advantage of more PC-specific things, but you know, another topic for another day...



                                                                                                             

twintail said:
CGI-Quality said:

Eh, it's simplistic, but works well and is entertaining.

Sure,  i can accept that.  Though it's not something i feel confident buying atm

It will makes me not popular, but this is just one of those games most people didn't know about so when they do it feels like a hidden gem and that's why it gets some praise. If this had one year ago a full blown out media coverage and had the gamers hyped we would now have a thread full with people who are dissapointed with the game.  It is an amazing looking immersive game that sadly can get repetive fast and that's sad because it is rather a short 10 hourish game.  If this dev team had a higher budget we would have ended up with one of the great(est) games of the year.






John2290 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Oh, I agree entirely. Although the inspiration is there, A Plague does several things that those games don't and I'm happy for it. No one should walk into it expect a clone of any of those games.

Frankly, it's one of those games I wish was a PC-only title that took advantage of more PC-specific things, but you know, another topic for another day...

I cna't find it now but I'm positive the studio said that it would blend the best action and puzzles of those genres with narrative epicness or something along those lines, I'm paraphrasing. I would have boughtit day one had reviewers not conflicted with this as it caused me some suspicion. 

Detroit Become Human was one of my favourite games of last year and yout thread on it was the catalyst for my purchase, so obviously  gameplay is not a necessity. I re read the thread and went ahead and bought it on your recommendation, I trust your opinions on games even though you seem to be hostile to mine. 

Peace and thanks for tip. 

Sorry you think me being straight with you is hostility. I’m saying temper expectations and review what the team promised. Similarities to other games is what you will get, while getting stuff the other games did not offer. But, don’t walk into it expecting A LoU/God of War clone. 

To better understand your hold back, what were some things reviewers said?

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Btw, it is one of the best games of the year (certainly mine). It isn't just getting praise as a 'sleeper hit', either. A lot of people were excited for this and it simply flew under the radar because Asobo isn't that big yet. It can get a little repetitive, yes, but so does every game (even one's the promise absolute variety). 

Plus, its 11.5hr campaign is just the right length. Doesn't drag on for long and has a story strong enough to pull people in (word of mouth has been even more positive than the reviews ~ which were already giving high praise).

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Just tried to get a physical copy of this game, and damn are they hard to come by. Most stores got a single copy, if they got anything at all. I'll have to ask my friend in Arizona to drive seven miles to pick up my copy, and then mail it to me.



John2290 said:

The critics are mostly negative about the AI, stealth and repetitive nature (drags a bit for a short game) and short duration but praising the story and presentation, voice work and stuff along those lines although I have seen some reviewers praise the stealth for being true to the themes and the short length as refreshing.

Downloading now, hoping for the best and my expectations are only for the story and production value, I can get over the gameplay as long as it is serviceable.

Gameplay is serviceable, because what I expect from most people that enjoy these driven games is to be connected with the characters. Yeah, some things are giveaways to Asobo's mid-tier status, but once you look beyond that, you appreciate what you're getting, which is wrapped in near AAA production values and an extremely solid foundation. 

In my eyes, they meet Ninja Theory in regards to character/world building.

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Seems to do good on Steam. It's probably not a big topic on VGC because it's not an exclusive to brag about nor a huge multiplat AAA game to talk crap about 😂



Not sure if I'm 100% sold on this one after looking at a couple of reviews. Prior to this thread, I didn't even know it existed. I may still grab it considering it's one $50 and it looks good enough.

At least on Xbox I could maybe buy it and try it for a couple of hours and get a refund if it's not my cup of tea



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COKTOE said:
I just found out about this game yesterday, here, on VGC, from a CGI post, in a thread that I can't remember. Then Jim Sterling referenced it in his Rage 2 Jimpressions. Color me interested.

Dunno if you saw it, but Jim has since done a Jimpressions video for A Plague Tale. He fucking loves the game, and the way he talks about it has gotten me interested too. Looks like the sort of midtier, not quite AAA, but still decidedly not indie title that we used to get all the time back in the day but don't really anymore, the kind that added tons of hidden gems to old console's libraries and is sorely missing now.