A Plague Tale is full of dark, heartbreaking scenes.
These games are often compared to each other. Not surprisingly, both use stealth elements and are also dedicated to saving a child from a deadly epidemic. However, the historical survival game differs from the opus Naughty Dog: in the first one you often have to avoid battles.
In both games, you have to do crazy things in order to survive. Something happens in the cutscenes, and some is part of the gameplay. The game “The Last of Us: Part II” is especially unbearable. Below are some of the most violent moments in A Plague Tale: Innocence, reminiscent of the Naughty Dog franchise.
Feed the pig to the rats
In the early stages of the game, you need to distract the rats by using the pig as bait. Hugo chastises you for this. The villagers know how terrible this animal’s dying screeches are. To make matters worse, Hugo was pig-friendly. Sacrificing innocent pets is very mean. On the other hand, there are not many vegetarians among us.
Soldiers as bait
This happens during gameplay. You will have to light a fire over the guards in order to set rats on them. Although they are enemies, it is still unpleasant to kill them. Many of them are injured, and some are begging for mercy. But Amicia does not spare the people who destroyed her house.
In the final chapter, Rodric pushes a cart, protecting Hugo and Amicia from arrows. But in the end he dies. In a heartbreaking scene, Amicia pleads with Rodrik to leave the cart and run away. He saved the characters at the cost of his life. Little is known about Rodrik, but he died as a hero.
Killing a defenseless soldier
A moment from chapter 5. You walk down a narrow corridor with a torch, slowly unleashing rats on a frightened guard at the end of the corridor. He begs for mercy. Amicia regrets that she accidentally killed him. Fortunately, the soldier can be kept alive. To do this, you need to light the torch closest to it, firing from a sling. In gratitude, the guard will not call his comrades for help.
Hugo eaten alive
In chapter 14, in the monastery, you play as Hugo, who is looking for his mother. Most of the time you have to sneak. If found, the game will fail. As for the rats, they will eat the child alive. While this scene is not canonical, it is still incredibly violent.
The main antagonist Vitaly wants to gain Hugo’s power to stop the plague and gain power over France. To do this, the villain literally steals his blood and injects himself into his veins. From this it becomes uncomfortable. Don’t forget that Hugo is just a child. At least he wasn’t killed to create a vaccine like The Last of Us.
This takes place in the first city where Hugo and Amicia arrived. The townspeople, driven mad by the plague, burn innocent people. We are not shown the burning process itself – only charred bodies and a woman begging for help. Her fate is unknown, as the villagers rush in pursuit of Amicia and Hugo.
You play as a teenage killer
Amicia is about fifteen years old. She commits her first murder in the second chapter. The protagonist is shocked by what she has done, but continues to kill. And Hugo, who is only five years old, gains the ability to set rats on enemies. Most likely, at this age, he does not even fully realize what life and death are. Hopefully A Plague Tale: Requiem, which was shown in a spectacular trailer at E3 2021, will reveal the details of Hugo’s condition.