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A Plague Tale: Innocence may give you rat-filled nightmares

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Rats are pretty annoying, chewing and scurrying and generally looking suspicious, but it could be worse. They could be killing everyone off again, like they are in A Plague Tale: Innocence, a game that sounds interesting, but mostly harrowing. 

It’s 1349 and France is having a pretty awful time, what with the whole apocalyptic plague being spread by rats. Players will have to look after a pair of orphans as they make their way through the blighted land, pursued not just by swarms of apparently supernatural rats, but by the Inquisition as well. They’re not having much luck. 

“They will have to join forces with other orphans and evade swarms of rats using fire and light,” says publisher Focus Home Interactive. “Aided only by the link that binds their fates together, the children will face the darkest days of history in their struggle to survive.”

Enjoy your nightmares. 

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.