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‘Infest’ your time in some A Plague Tale: Requiem gameplay

The Black Plague, Black Death, or Bubonic Plague. What do we really know about it? Well, we know it made you feel kinda glonky. It also didn’t do wonders for your skin complexion either. But what most of you don’t know is the destructive nature when it comes to cognitive development. Apparently, being surrounded by pest-spreading rat fleas makes you deaf, blind, and retarded, too. Did you know? I didn’t. Until I watched an extended 10-minute gameplay video of A Plague Tale: Requiem.

Now, to be fair, A Plague Tale: Requiem isn’t the only game ‘plagued’ by – what I’d like to call – bumfuck stupid A.I. Heck, it might not even be the worst example to date. I mean, The Last of Us had me sneaking ever so gently while Ellie kept running around like a maniac. But if Joel as much as farted, Clickers would be over me like white on rice. But still, for me, it’s hard to swallow the ‘just accept it’s a game’ pill.

I mean, c’mon man! You’re showing me two kids sneaking up on armed guards, whispering to stay unnoticed. And then, KAPOW! Knife to his chest as you scream from the top of your lungs. And nobody cares. Nobody. Except for that one guy who’s like “Did I just hear a noise?” as his guard buddy lays dying, gurgling in his own blood. And setting someone ablaze also doesn’t really phase enemies too much. I’m surprised nobody’s whipping out marshmallows.

But hey, at least it looks good, right? Voice overs might be iffy, but that doesn’t matter when graphics are on fleek. And plenty of people seem to be loving it, proven by the Collector’s Edition being unavailable already.