Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.
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Sehr positiv (436 Reviews) - 83 % der 436 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 21. Nov. 2013

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“The Shivah fits a compelling moral conscience over a tight decision tree, and compared to [other titles], its rewards are subtler and more satisfying.”
B – Onion AV Club

“It's in games like this that gaming really starts to measure up to conventional literature for emotional and intellectual integrity.”
PC Gamer

“The Shivah's interesting clues system, well-written dialog, logical puzzles and fascinating commentary make it easy to recommend.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

Über dieses Spiel

Russell Stone is a Jewish Rabbi at a poor synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem. Membership is way down and he lacks the funds to keep his synagogue open. Things are looking very bleak, and he has grown progressively more cynical and bitter with the passage of time.

Just as he is on the verge of packing it all in, he receives some interesting news. A former member of his congregation has died and left the Rabbi a significant amount of money. A blessing? Or the start of something far more sinister? Can Rabbi Stone just accept the money and move on? His conscience says no. Step into his shoes as he travels all over Manhattan in his attempt to uncover the truth.

Features rabbinical conversation methods, a unique method of fighting, an original score, and three different endings!

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Win 2000 or higher
    • Prozessor: Pentium or higher
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 64 MB RAM
    • Grafik: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Speicherplatz: 150 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Soundkarte: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
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LambdaCalculus379
( 5.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. Juni
Although The Shivah is a very short graphic adventure (you can get through it in about an hour or so), don't let that turn you away. The writing, characters, and dialogue are excellent throughout, and while the puzzles are simplistic, they don't detract from the storytelling one bit. This may make the game border more on "interactive novel" than "graphic adventure", but as mentioned, that doesn't hurt the game's storytelling.

As few games hit up the content that The Shivah does (the Jewish faith and what it means to have faith in oneself), this is an experience worth undertaking.
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I'm Not Sue
( 3.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Juni
One of Wadjet Eye's very very early games, with a simple story that lasts about 30 - 50 minutes at most. My added playtime was for getting steam trading cards. I used a guide to figure out one of the endings but more or less managed it fine otherwise.

Its hard to say too much about such a short game. The story is passable, the music is passable, and the few puzzles can be a tiny bit clunky because you dont have too much time to get used to the game, but none of it is bad. Probably best to wait for a sale if you want it and even then consider picking up Wadjet Eye's more robust later titles, this one is just a bit too short.

There are a few failstates in the game involving the death of the main character, which revert you back to your last save should you encounter them. They fit the setting and choices invovled, but they do involve death by gunshot to the head and there is the option to murder both the villains when they are encountered in a few points. Also, if you wish to run the game in windowed mode you will need to run a setup exe in the game folder, but nothing any experienced PC gamer will have trouble with.
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Vmarp
( 11.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. Juni
Go home and use the Jewish search engine from RaveNetNY.
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Superbeef ᕙ༼ಠ͜ʖಠ༽フ
( 0.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. Juni
90% of the objects in this game are "I have no reason to use that", and most of the dialog is "I don't know anything about that". Woo, awesome.

Within the first 5 minutes, you're expected to remember a name that came up in conversation and to "google it" on the game's search engine. If you weren't paying attention or didn't write down the exact spelling of the name, you have to restart and pay closer attention.

It was then that I discovered that with a good walkthrough, you can plow through this horse ♥♥♥♥ of a game in about 25 minutes.
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Chicken²
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Mai
Produkt kostenlos erhalten
oy vey the goyim here are very sincere, why I myself was gassed over 6 gorillian times but my good goyillfriend got me this game as shoah reparations.
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Fernday
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Mai
In this excellent title, The Shivah, you play as the jew

Pros:
- Jew
- Judaism
- Like money i want
- Good video game

Cons:
- Jew

All in all, a 10/10 masterpiece MMORPG. The best class for beginners is the thief (bcouze he is jew xd racist joke = very funny_)
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cowboy bebop when im blastin'
( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. Mai
*Slight Spoilers*

The Shivah starts out very promising. Atmospherically, it perfectly captures the mundane life of the city, but mixes in heady philosophical questions and a dash of murder. Throughout the story, Rabbi Stone wrestles with what it means to be a "true Jew" while figuring out why a recently murdered acquaintaince left his failing temple a large portion of inheritance money. The game takes you to a few locations in NYC, set to slow croning music that perfectly captures the noir theme. The characters are colorful, if not just a teeny bit stereotypical.

The game is your average point and click, but the game is based less on exploration and more on discovering clues through dialogue trees. It requires a heavy amount of critical thought otherwise you will definitely reach a point where you hit a wall and cannot advance without a walkthrough or something. The difficulty is refreshing, but certain solutions to the puzzles are extremely obscured and will frustrate you. However, if not for these, the game could probably be completed in 10-30 minutes on a blind run.

However, a critical junction of the game wherein it turns into a sort of action drama is where the game falls apart. Fighting is done through a series of dialogue trees, with your choices having minimal effect outside of lose conditions and achievements. It is at this point where the game tonally shifts completely and becomes almost a self-parody. The two fights in the game center upon a sort of tongue-in-cheek reference to rabbinical procedure (answering questions with questions) and characters are punished for not adhering to this. The motivations of the characters quickly unravel as the game becomes increasingly more ridiculous.

The games abrupt ending leaves you wondering if Rabbi Stone really learned anything; and I can't help but think if this game was expanded an hour more, chose to handle the action sequences more tactfully, and actually dwelled more on the rift between Stone and the changing realities of Jewish culture it would be an effective vehicle for a compelling story. But maybe its for the better that they did not dwell too much on the religious undertones. Stone is a good example of a flawed character and one of the best aspects of the game.

Don't pay full price for this.
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Erev0s
( 2.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Mai
I enjoyed it. Reminded me of some good times.
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Kefala
( 1.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. April
The Shivah is an old adventure game made by now veteran game company, Wadjet Eye. I recommend it for:
- Those who are fans of Wadjet Eye, have played their newer offerings and are interested in seeing the progression in quality
- Those who are fans of Wadjet Eye and want to support them by purchasing an additional game
- Those who are interested in experiencing a very short story which captures a bit of Jewish NYC culture

It is very difficult to rate the Shivah because it hasn't aged very well in terms of game design and overall plot quality. The individual character interactions though are a delight. You can definitely see the roots of talent which the lead designer has refined over time. However, if you're new to adventure games or to Wadjet, I'd recommend one of their newer games. It is rough around the edges and may put you off the game mechanic genre or the developer.
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Asti
( 3.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. April
I was hesitating about rating this game... it's good, but has pros and cons as well. Starting with cons: it's short and it has very few characters/locations to discover. It can be completed in a few hours, if we count only the walkthrough, without getting 100% of the achievements. But my overall experience was positive, because I liked the setting and the atmosphere. From Wadjet Eye point'n'click adventure games, I would rather recommend Primordia, which is one of my favourite adventure games, but if you can get The Shivah on a sale, you should buy it too, if you like this genre.
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One of Wadjet Eye's very very early games, with a simple story that lasts about 30 - 50 minutes at most. My added playtime was for getting steam trading cards. I used a guide to figure out one of the endings but more or less managed it fine otherwise.

Its hard to say too much about such a short game. The story is passable, the music is passable, and the few puzzles can be a tiny bit clunky because you dont have too much time to get used to the game, but none of it is bad. Probably best to wait for a sale if you want it and even then consider picking up Wadjet Eye's more robust later titles, this one is just a bit too short.

There are a few failstates in the game involving the death of the main character, which revert you back to your last save should you encounter them. They fit the setting and choices invovled, but they do involve death by gunshot to the head and there is the option to murder both the villains when they are encountered in a few points. Also, if you wish to run the game in windowed mode you will need to run a setup exe in the game folder, but nothing any experienced PC gamer will have trouble with.
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Although The Shivah is a very short graphic adventure (you can get through it in about an hour or so), don't let that turn you away. The writing, characters, and dialogue are excellent throughout, and while the puzzles are simplistic, they don't detract from the storytelling one bit. This may make the game border more on "interactive novel" than "graphic adventure", but as mentioned, that doesn't hurt the game's storytelling.

As few games hit up the content that The Shivah does (the Jewish faith and what it means to have faith in oneself), this is an experience worth undertaking.
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90% of the objects in this game are "I have no reason to use that", and most of the dialog is "I don't know anything about that". Woo, awesome.

Within the first 5 minutes, you're expected to remember a name that came up in conversation and to "google it" on the game's search engine. If you weren't paying attention or didn't write down the exact spelling of the name, you have to restart and pay closer attention.

It was then that I discovered that with a good walkthrough, you can plow through this horse ♥♥♥♥ of a game in about 25 minutes.
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oy vey the goyim here are very sincere, why I myself was gassed over 6 gorillian times but my good goyillfriend got me this game as shoah reparations.
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Verfasst: 31. Januar 2014
Selbst für Adventurefans ist das Spiel einfach nur frustrierend. Puzzles machen oft kein Sinn und man muss manchmal ein ganz bestimmtes Event auslösen um weiter zu kommen. Die Vertonung ist anscheinend mit schlechten Mikrofonen aufgenommen worden, da sie oft rauscht und das nervt auch gewaltig. Der Soundtrack ist ganz gut, aber liegt natürlich nicht bei... ganz tolle Wurst. Story ist ganz in Ordnung.

Fazit: Lasst bloß die Finger von dem Game, denn diese Neuauflage ist pure Geldmacherei. Gibt genug bessere Adventuregames auf Steam, würde euch "The Cat Lady" empfehlen.
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4.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. März 2015
Von Geschichte und Spiellänge her ein sehr kurzes Point&Click-Spiel.

Es gibt einige Möglichkeiten schon vor erreichen des eigentlichen "Ziels" aus dem Geschehen zu scheiden. Da das Spiel aber wie schon erwähnt nicht sehr lang ist, lädt es dazu ein, die Gespräche mehrfach durchzugehen und die verschiedenen Antwortmöglickeiten auszuprobieren.

Die Stimmung ist eher düster und nachdenklich, vielleicht sogar als depressiv zu bezeichnen.

Die Lösungen der Rätsel werden einem nicht ins Gesicht geschrien, wenn man mal nicht weiter kommt, wie bei einigen anderen Spielen des Genres. Zur Abwechslung muss man sich tatsächlich mal wieder ein wenig merken (oder aufschreiben).

Obwohl der Umfang nicht riesig ist und ich eher für lustigere, denn nachdenkliche Spiele zu haben bin, hat mir "The Shivah" gut gefallen. Ich werde zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt sicher noch ein paar weitere Dialogoptionen durchgehen.


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2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. März 2015
Ich könnte eine lange Liste mit den kleinen Fehlern aufzählen, den kleineren und größeren Bug und Ungereimtheiten, doch ich persönlich bin der vollen Überzeugung, dass selbst eine Armada an Fehlern und Bugs ein wirklich gutes Spiel nicht zu einem schlechten Spiel machen können.
Legen wir also die Fakten auf den Tisch. "The Shivah" ist ein Point&Click-Adventure. Point&Click-Adventure stehen und fallen mit ihren Rätseln. PASSWÖRTER RATEN UND LEUTE GOOGLEN SIND KEINE RÄTSEL!
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0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2014
The Shivah ist sehr schnell durchgespielt, aber ein sehr gutes Adventure mit einer interessanten Story - Der religiöse Aspekt hat was.
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2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2014
Ich persöhnlich finde dieses Spiel recht Charmant, und im Sale (für 1,49) kann man wirklich nicht Meckern :) Wer die "Blackwell"-Serie kennt, hat recht hohe Erwartungen an "The Shivah", und meine wurden nur Teilweise Erfüllt. Ich finde die Story recht Hübsch aufgebaut und man hat ein paar Stunden wirklich seinen Tüftelspass, aber an die Blackwell-Serie kommt es leider nicht ran. Da ich das Spiel nur im Vergleich sehe, kann ich nur ca 70 von 100 Punkten geben, jedoch ein guter Kaufgrund, wenn es im Sale ist.
70/100
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1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Juli 2014
Holy crap, what a crap. There is no love, no art, no detail and definitely no hard work in this game.

A solid adventure....when it would be free. The bloopers were better than the whole game.

Rating: 3/10
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