A Plague Tale: Innocence – My First 100% Completion

A while back, I wrote about my experience playing A Plague Tale: Innocence and now I’m happy to share that it is my first 100% completion. I actually went and completed all of the achievements back when I first played the game, but I’m a little late writing about it. Mostly, I just want an excuse to urge you to please play this game if you haven’t already. It is a beautiful, immersive game that is totally slept on.

This beautiful third-person survival game is not incredibly challenging, but there are numerous ways you can explore and make your way through the story. When I went back for the achievements, I found that I had passed some essential locations to pick up crafting materials. All roads lead to the same location, but there’s no need to rush. Some areas I had not explored because I didn’t think I could. You’ll uncover little treasures and collectibles by branching out into these zones.

I’m not normally an achievement hunter, but I went ahead and scanned the list for this game. Surprisingly, they are not terribly difficult to do and they aren’t huge time-sucks. With the ability to choose which chapters you play, you can easily set yourself up to unlock achievements. While they aren’t necessarily difficult to do, some are not entirely obvious. I didn’t do everything without aid, but I’m not ashamed to own that.

Going back into the world looking for achievements gives you another opportunity to appreciate the beauty of this game. I am in love with the backdrops and mood created in each chapter. I just really don’t think I can emphasize enough how caught off guard I was by this game. I can’t recommend it enough.

Since unlocking all of the achievements for this game, I started looking at others for different games. I’ve 100% completed two other games: Fractured Minds and What Remains of Edith Finch. Both of these games’ achievement lists are short and attainable.

While I am certainly not going to be an achievement hound now, I am glad that I decided to revisit the world of A Plague Tale: Innocence. Seriously. This game is available on Game Pass right now and it is absolutely worth playing. Give it a shot and let me know what you think in the comments!

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