This is going to be awesome
A Plague Tale: Requiem released today and I am pretty excited to play it. I played through the first one and really enjoyed the story.
The game is free on Xbox if you have Gamepass, which is pretty cool. I like when they release bigger titles like this for free, but the day one releases that Xbox has had lately have been pretty bad, so I am hoping that this one is a lot better than the other releases.
The game picks up after the events of the first one. You play as Amicia alongside her little brother Hugo during the times of the black plague. Hugo has a rare blood disease that you need to stop from spreading.
The disease he has allows him to control the rats and he can use them as weapons as well, which during the first game, was pretty awesome. I haven't gotten that far into the second game yet, so I don't know if Hugo is going to have any extra powers or anything.
The graphics in this second game are pretty awesome. The developers said that they were aiming for 60fps for the next gen consoles, but I have noticed that it doesn't really achieve those frame rates on my Xbox Series X. The camera can get a bit choppy when turning turning, but I am sure things will get more optimized over the next few days.
The game does look great though. I have found a few bugs and glitches, but that is pretty much expected on launch day. The game hasn't crashed or anything, so that is a plus.
The trailer leads me to believe that this game will be a lot larger than the previous one. It is only 15-20 hours of gameplay, but during that time, it looks like you go to many different places and meet a lot of people.
One of the things that I really liked about the first game is the relationship between Amicia and Hugo. They did a great job with these characters and I am really excited to see where this new story takes them. The first game was pretty brutal and this one has already started off in a crazy way. So I know I am in for a treat with this. If you have not tried the first Plague Tale game, I highly recommend that game as it is one of the coolest stories I have ever experienced in gaming. Let's hope that this one lives up to the hype.