A Plague Tale: Innoncence is a narrative-driven adventure game in which the player follows the story of two brothers, Amicia de Rune and Hugo de Rune. Set in France during the Hundred Years War, the game depicts the horrors of war and epidemics, as the title suggests. One of the peculiar features of A Plague Tale is the representation of rats as storming entities that flood everywhere, crawling in the dark. The mechanics of the game greatly involve these animals and ways to avoid them.
- A Plague Tale offers insights into some interesting issues such as the depiction of disease-carrying animals, epidemics and history of medicine
- It also offers a vivid perspective on European history, exploring the context of Aquitaine and France during a massive conflict
- Due to his condition, Hugo can take control of the rats