The Procession to Calvary from Digerati and Joe Richardson is a tongue-in-cheek Rated M for Mature adventure game set after the holy wars are over. Check our The Procession to Calvary review!
The Procession to Calvary from Digerati and Joe Richardson is a tongue-in-cheek Rated M for Mature adventure game set after the holy wars are over. It uses a presentation that instantly reminded me of the excellent Monty Python, and the humor certainly pays homage to it. It uses a bunch of Renaissance-era paintings to depict the many characters you’ll meet on your journey. You’ll see the works of masters such as Rembrandt, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, to name some examples. To match this, the soundtrack will include the sounds of Vivaldi, Bach, and more!
The holy wars might be over, and thousands of innocents have been murdered, but at least the evil has been defeated… right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Tyrant Heavenly Peter has escaped, and you must do whatever it takes to stop him! To do this, you can either take the slow and steady approach and slowly work your way through the adventure, or just go on a murderous rampage and use your sword to kill anyone who is dumb enough to stand in the way of truth and justice.
You’ll move a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick, slowing it down with the L2 button or speeding it up with the R2 button. You can interact with objects and characters with the X button and can press the Triangle button to flash all hotspots around the screen so that you can know what you can and can’t interact with. Your inventory will be at the top of the screen, so you will need to move the cursor there to check it out. Your character will have a sword, which you can draw or re-sheat with the Square button.
With this being a point and click adventure game, you’ll have to interact with every single character that you meet on your journey, find out more about them, collect items, and then give the items to those that need them so that you can then get new items that will allow you to repeat the cycle. There’s going to be some trial and error here and there as you try to give an item to a character, only to learn it’s the wrong one. You’ll just have to pay attention to each conversation and figure out how one item can be exactly what is needed for each scenario.
There are two ways you can take on this point and click journey: you can be a pacifist, interacting with everyone to see what you can help them with and then take care of it to move the story forward, or you can just take out your sword, and start interacting with everyone and selecting the sword icon after clicking on them once. What does the sword icon do? It allows you to slice them up as needed! If you slice someone with your sword, you will be punished by way of divine lighting, and you’ll be locked out of some of the trophies in the game, but that’s OK since this is one you’re going to have to replay in order to unlock the Platinum trophy.
That’s right, there’s a Platinum trophy in your future, as long as you know what you’re doing! There are trophies that will pop as you progress through the game, but there are a handful of trophies that will unlock by performing very specific actions, such as spanking the bishop at the start of the game or punching a bunch of characters for no reason other than to make a trophy pop, or for petting what the game describes as a tiny lion. It’s a list that is split into six Bronze trophies, eight Silver trophies, and seven Gold trophies.
I certainly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek nature and humor of The Procession to Calvary, with its Monty Python homage, bizarre story, and most excellent use of classic art and music to give us a Rated M for Mature point and click adventure that is easy to recommend on PlayStation 4. The Procession to Calvary is out on Sony’s console with a $14.99 asking price.
This The Procession to Calvary review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Digerati.