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Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed (Windows)

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Shadows on the Vatican is a point-and-click adventure in 4 acts, freely adapted from the bestseller of David Yallop "In God's Name". The first act is entitled 'Greed'.

James Murphy is an ex-priest who spent most of his life serving the Vatican, before he decided to become a doctor in Chicago; currently James is on vacation in Rome and when his old friend - father Cristoforo Ardemagni - calls him looking for help, James decides to reach him immediately. But when James arrives, Cristoforo is lying on the floor in a pool of blood, apparently fallen down from a stairway. Soon James will find that his friend is a victim of a dangerous intrigue involving the Vatican and the organized crime as well.

Shadows on the Vatican is a classic point'n'click adventure with 2,5D graphics (the 3D characters move around in front of hand drawn backgrounds). In Act 1: Greed the player gets the control of the protagonist, James Murphy. The game can be controlled entirely buy mouse; each hotspot can be observed (by clicking the right button) or interacted with (by clicking the left button). There is also a hotspot function that reveals all usable objects and exits in each scene.

At the beginning of the game there is a skippable tutorial explaining how the game works. The puzzles concentrate mostly on object combination although there are a couple of mini-games; the main character can talk with other persons in multiple choice dialogues.

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Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed Windows Inside Mario's cafè. As you may notice, he is a huge fan of the soccer team of Rome.
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed Windows Outside Evola's house. James must find a way inside...
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed Windows Piazza Farnese, Rome. On the right you can see Santa Brigida Church.
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed Windows The main menu.

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Adventurespiele Dec 29, 2012 77 out of 100 77
Gamesurf Tiscali Jul 05, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
GameBoomers Mar, 2012 B 75
Everyeye.it May 30, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Adventure Gamers Mar 12, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.it Jan 20, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Jun 15, 2012 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Adrian Harris (146) added Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed (Windows) on May 02, 2012