The Procession to Calvary is one of the most unique games we've played in a long time. It's a point and click adventure in the mould of classics like Monkey Island or Broken Sword, in which you play as a murder-hungry warrior hellbent on finding and, er, murdering a religious tyrant named Heavenly Peter. As you'd expect of the genre, tracking Peter down means having to chat to a colourful cast of characters, while also pocketing all kinds of ridiculous items that may be used to solve strange puzzles.
What really sets The Procession to Calvary apart is its art. The visuals are comprised entirely of classical paintings, cropped and edited to make one cohesive, collaged world — and it works to fantastic effect. Exploring the game's medieval landscapes is a joy because of how detailed and downright weird they can be, and if you happen to have an appreciation for fine art, there's fun to be had in spotting bits and pieces of paintings that have been used so creatively.
There's also a great sense of humour at the title's heart, which punctuates its madcap characters and their dialogue. It's got a very English tone to it, with often daft or crude comedy combining with witty writing, while absurd situations are portrayed with a straight face. It's a kind of Monty Python-tinged humour that won't appeal to everyone, but it had us either snorting like idiots or cracking a smile at least every few minutes.
The game doesn't outstay its welcome; it's just a few hours in length, and none of the puzzle elements are overly obscure or tediously tricky. What's more, there are multiple endings to see, and for those who care, the Trophies are all pretty easy. And yes, there is an all-important Platinum.
Simply put, The Procession to Calvary is a great little game. As a point and click adventure, it ticks all the right boxes, delivering interesting scenarios, fun characters, and satisfying "eureka!" moments. But it's the collaged art that elevates the experience, and it's all topped off with some wonderful comedy.