Shadows on the Vatican Act 1, is an adventure/detective game, set in
a modern-esque world. You play the part of an ex-priest called in to
solve a mystery that surrounds the church and the Vatican.
The tutorial does a good job of showing you how to play, while
remaining integrated into the story. The voice acting was mostly
performed in a professional manner, and the art style was good, but the animations
of the characters were robotic and doll-like.
As a detective game, it did a poor job of drawing you to the next clue,
instead forcing you to look for the smallest of objects. This coupled with being unable to make leaps in logic, instead being forced to complete every task,
in order, made it rather frustrating.
As I said before, the main character is a former priest who takes on
the role of detective. Sometimes the writing tries to justify
religious arguments logically without taking into account that the
main character is currently in conflict with his religious beliefs,
making it seem somewhat forced, and more difficult to connect with
him due to how he responds to people in the world.
In the adventure part, I know why I am here, what I am doing, where I am going, and who I am talking with. As well as having the information on my back story and small to large info on the back story of supporting characters. It gives you the information you need to progress with out feeling like you do not understand what is going on around you.
Unfortunately the flaws of this game outweighed it's good points,
making me unable to recommend it.
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