After having thrilled gamers from all over the world with the first chapter of the story of Amicia and Hugo, two brothers who find themselves facing the Black Plague in 14th century France, Asobo Studio returns with the continuation of the adventure starring the duo. A Plague Tale Requiem is in fact the direct sequel to Innocence and allows you to experience the second part of the story of the two characters, now more mature and with the knowledge necessary to face any type of threat.
If you too are about to experience this dangerous journey, perhaps thanks to the inclusion of the title in the PC and Xbox Game Pass catalog, we offer you a selection of tips that could pave the way for rats and soldiers ready to make your shoes. Before proceeding with our suggestions, don’t forget to also take a look at the A Plague Tale Requiem review to find out all the details about the game.
Customize the difficulty
Our first tip can only be about configuring the challenge level. As in many other titles, A Plague Tale Requiem also offers a selection of difficulties to choose from, each with its own characteristics that alter various aspects of the game making it more or less complex. Those who do not intend to commit too much and simply want to enjoy the story must opt for ‘Narrative’, instead those who prefer to face the adventure without particular obstacles should choose the intermediate difficulty, or ‘Normal’.
The third and last option corresponds to ‘Difficult’ and, as you can guess, makes the adventure of the De Rune brothers particularly difficult. Regardless of what your choice is, know that in the ‘Game’ item of the settings menu there are also other options through which players can increase or decrease the frequency of aid, enable aim assist or simplify the execution of commands. in time.
Save your knives
From the very first bars of A Plague Tale Requiem you will realize how precious the knives are in the Asobo Studio title. These weapons serve as consumables and are essential to silently finish off opponents, including those who have their heads protected by a helmet and therefore cannot be eliminated with the aid of a sling. However, know that the number of knives that can be recovered around is extremely limited and it is preferable to use these gadgets only when it is really needed. It should also be considered that the knives also act as a ‘key’ to break into some workbenches, so as to be able to access the upgrades.
The best upgrades
Speaking of upgrades, in A Plague Tale Requiem it will be possible to improve some characteristics of Amicia’s weapons or inventory and some of these power-ups are infinitely more useful than others.
The first improvement to buy at the work tables is undoubtedly that of the crossbow, since in this way you speed up the reload animation, allowing the protagonist to shoot darts more quickly and face small groups of enemies without staying. exposed to attack during bullet replacement. No less important is the size of the bag, since in this way it will be possible to collect a greater number of resources with which to manufacture special ammunition for weapons. Another enhancement that should not be underestimated is the one that allows you to expand the quantity of transportable vessels: the vases are essential to distract the enemies and being able to always have some in the backpack makes some phases easier to deal with rigorously in a stealthy manner.
In addition to being able to improve the arsenal at the work tables, in A Plague Tale Requiem it is also possible to upgrade Amicia’s abilities. This system, however, takes place automatically based on the player’s style of play. This means that you should approach the various situations also in relation to the improvements you would prefer to obtain.
If you prefer the stealth approach, you will improve the crouching movement and reduce the noise emitted by some actions. If, on the other hand, you want to make the protagonist a war machine, just have a more aggressive style to make her executions faster and allow her to recover faster when she takes a hit. In short, evaluate which are the characteristics you want to focus on and act accordingly.
Take advantage of the weak points
After the first hour of play, you will realize that not all enemies in A Plague Tale Requiem are easy targets and everything revolves around their equipment. Those who do not have any kind of defense can be eliminated without particular headaches, but an iron helmet is enough to make an enemy become a serious problem. As we told you above, using a knife for instant and silent elimination is not always the ideal solution and in these cases it is preferable to waste a dart aiming straight at the heart.
And if the guard who is chasing us also wears an armor, in that case it will be mandatory to proceed in two phases: it will be necessary to first remove the protection and then hit with a dart. Regardless of the type of protection, hitting a metal helmet with the sling will stun the enemy for a few seconds, guaranteeing you a few moments to escape.
Rats towards the enemy
Although they pose a threat to much of the adventure, in A Plague Tale Requiem there are a few tricks that can use the presence of these disgusting rodents to your advantage. Thanks to the tools at her disposal, Amicia can both generate light sources and turn them off, in order to direct the army of mice to a specific place. If you have few resources or want to conserve those that you have accumulated with difficulty, that of having the enemy soldiers attacked by rats could be a great idea.
Are you in big trouble and need to accurately identify all the enemies that are prowling an area? So know that there is an ‘incorrect’ trick that will allow you to know the location of all the hostiles on the map in a matter of seconds.
Although it is a splendid tool for those who love digital photography, the Photo Mode of A Plague Tale Requiem is also a very advantageous tool for those who want to stop time and move the camera around the protagonist with some freedom.