Shadows on the Vatican Act I: Greed
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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...
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.
- 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
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Shadows on the Vatican is pretty traditional in terms of gameplay. You must solve puzzles, collect and use items and talk to people along your way to the truth. This episode is set in Rome and has a story in the vein of Da Vinci Code. It's all about Church and Conspirary. You are James Murphy and you're investigating the disappearance of important documents that belong to the Vatican. The atmosphere of the game is pretty good, thanks to the motion comics cutscenes and the gorgeous backgrounds used during gameplay. Actually, the game feels a lot like a sinister version of Broken Sword and that's great. Your character, as a former priest, is pretty interesting to follow and the game has some neat NPCs. Unfortunatly, this episode is a bit too easy. Hopefully, the next parts will be more challenging.