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Essays 22 June 2020, 02:32

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Beautiful, Unusual Games with Unique Graphics

"Playability matters, not graphics" is often the justification for poor visuals. Graphics, however, can be much more than beautiful or ugly. It can also be ingenious, intriguing, and unusual, and these are the examples of the most unique games.

The Procession to Calvary

  1. Release year: 2020
  2. Developer: Joe Richardson
  3. Genre: point & click adventure

And now for something completely different - an adventure game! Yes, another one of many already proposed, but this one really is different! All right, it's not exactly different as it's almost the same as Four Last Things – Joe Richardson's previous production. However, in the background of the various ideas for animated characters and colour palette presented here, it seems quite original. Its artwork was made from well-known and lesser-known Renaissance paintings. Of course, slightly reworked, sometimes cleverly edited and with the addition of highly absurd dialogues, which immediately brings to mind animations from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Even if we delve into the story of the search for a certain tyrant, the Heavenly Peter, and the fate of our hero, the images that make up the story will always come to the fore... picture of the game. On the one hand, the author presents the story he invented, but right next to it we have the original version, that is, what the painters of the time wanted to present. We absorb the details of the paintings and, by the way, Richardson's humour, while listening to all this classical music! The Procession to Calvary is an adventure game as complex as an expedition to both peaks of Kilimanjaro.

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