A Plague Tale: Innocence stands out in a lot of ways including, oddly enough, in its collectibles.
Yes, you read that right. Collectibles, those annoying bits and bobs that have driven gamers crazy for years.
Most serve little purpose other than to pad gameplay and forcibly impede player progress. Even when they don’t, they prod one’s need to cross items off their to-do list and appease their compulsion to pick up whatever they can find.
And to be sure, the collectibles in A Plague Tale Innocence do this to a degree. Tracking them down can draw out how long players spend in each of the game’s chapters, scouring areas for medieval trinkets, abandoned lab equipment and the like.
Or at least, that’s what they do before players find some of the herbs that can be collected for Hugo’s…