Shadows on the Vatican Act I: Greed

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Description

The ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents convinces James that his friend is a victim of something sinister. The Vatican's involvement inspires James to get to the bottom of this mystery...

THE GAME:

Visiting Rome from Chicago, where he works as a doctor, ex-priest James Murphy answers a mysterious call for help from his friend Cristoforo. The disappearance of a briefcase containing compromising documents is enough to convince James that his friend is a victim of something shady and sinister. The Vatican's involvement and some strange parallels with his own traumatic past inspire James to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Along this dangerous and disturbing path, James finds the most unlikely travelling companion who will question his deepest beliefs. And so the two characters begin both a physical journey in search of the truth, and a metaphysical exploration of the inner soul and the darkest secrets that everyone hides, even a "champion of the faith" like James.

Rome is the stage for this adventure – a city bathed in eternal twilight, its skies tinted the color of blood spilled in more than thirty years of intrigue: blood of innocents and guilty, unknown and famous victims alike.

MAIN FEATURES:

  • Art direction by Lorenzo Ruggiero (Marvel/DC Comics)
  • Over 10 locations per episode with high resolution graphics and full HD support (max resolution 1920x1080)
  • Realistic characters with hours of motion-capture animations
  • Well integrated puzzles and several hours of gameplay
  • Animated coloured comics by award winner Daniela di Matteo
  • Fully dubbed in English

Customer reviews

81

Enjoyable for the most part

DanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Shadows on the Vatican - Act I: Greed has players take on the role of the ex-priest James Murphy who feels inclined to investigate the Vatican after he is convinced that his friend is a victim of something sinister when a briefcase containing compromising documents disappears. This game is a surprise: the story is brilliant and interesting, very uncommon for a video game. Sound is great, also backgrounds of Roma are very nice, maybe the characters (and the animations) are not the top, but who cares?! If you are looking for an adventure game not so long and with a great story this first episode is for you.

70

Cliff hanger

Dagexon | June 20, 2012 | See all Dagexon's reviews »

I don't want to give away any spoilers but basically your just trying to uncover a conspiracy that contradicts the protagonists faith. Despite the difficult and long point and click puzzles the story moves very quickly which kept me going. If you like point and click adventures then get it however I just liked the story line but found the whole puzzle idea boring but I continued playing just to find out what happens next. I would have been happy if the story finished at the end of the game but it is left on a cliff hanger. I don't want to get the next game if there is one because I don't think continuing the story is worth completing the puzzles but if you enjoy point and click puzzles then this will be a gem especially at the low price.