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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Αγορά The Shivah

 

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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

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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!

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 2000 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
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5 από 9 άτομα (56%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.7 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 9 Οκτωβρίου
it good
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1 από 2 άτομα (50%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
1.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 8 Οκτωβρίου
The Shivah has plenty of building blocks for an excellent story: the pathos of a rabbi losing his congregation and his life's work, the conflicts of duty to your convictions vs. your obligations, and a murder mystery to give it all direction.

But investigation chiefly comes down to hammering through conversation trees, digging for names, and hammering through the conversation trees once again. And the story doesn't really get any more fully realized or compelling to reward that work. Tack on some "moral choices" that, like too many games, come down to being a bloodthirsty psychopath or a heroic paragon, and you're left with not much more than disappointment.

Such a shanda. A game like this could have been a much more weighty, significant thing.
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1 από 2 άτομα (50%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.4 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 12 Οκτωβρίου
I liked this game, although it was quite short. I was just getting into it, and then it was over. I think it'd be much more enjoyable to members of the Jewish community. I got a few of the references due to similarities between Yiddish and other languages I speak. but the cultural stuff was a bit lost on me.

The voice acting was very good, and the story was nice. It was just a little too short. All that said, it's not exactly expensive, so still well worth it. I just think people who get all the cultural references will find it more intuitive and funnier.
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1 από 2 άτομα (50%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.0 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 13 Οκτωβρίου
Graphic technique is like 1997 today. But the meaning is totally deep.
7/10
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15 από 30 άτομα (50%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
14.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 30 Σεπτεμβρίου
איך שטיצן די יקספּאַנשאַן פון ישראל אין אנדערע טעראַטאָריז . / I support the expansion of Israel into other territories.
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1 από 3 άτομα (33%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.3 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 11 Οκτωβρίου
Allow me to be a mensch by guiding you to enlightenment. The Shivah is a simple point and click game, noir, and old fashioned. Reminded me of "Flight of the Amazon Queen", but it has none of its complexities, it's not a bad thing, actually it allows you to investigate in Shivah in a more logical manner throughout the game, without the picking up items and trying to fit them in others just to get the game progress going, like Amazon Queen or Monkey Island games accustomed us. Without "item pickups" the game is simpler point and click, but it's not a lesser game for me because of it, you still need logic and reasoning to get you somewhere.

Personally I bought it on sale for half the price, which, in my opinion, is the justified price for the game, it's short with a simple plot.
So even if you´re a goy or a shikse with a thing for detective point and clicks, you should try it out.
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0 από 1 άτομα (0%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 1 Οκτωβρίου
An excellent point-and-click adventure game in the style of the classics. If you've ever used Lucasarts and Sierra in the same sentence, you oughta give this a look. It's relatively short, but offers a lot of choice and I found myself very invested in the characters rather quickly. The voice acting is a bit off, in my opinion (or rather, the recording of it: microphone crackling is audible in nearly every other line), and I got stuck twice at moments where I didn't realize what exact thing I was supposed to type in, but it does a good job of giving you just enough information to connect the dots. I was given this as a gift, and have very limited knowledge of Jewish traditions, but the game even includes a guide you can access in your inventory listing specific terminology you may not know, so when it does become important, you still can find everything you need within the game itself.

In short, an excellent adventure game in the style of many out there on CD and floppy disk, not very lengthy but worth every minute.
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2.6 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 3 Οκτωβρίου
Intelligent, dramatic, sometimes darkly funny. A classic point-and-click that does everything well, in an unusual but interesting setting. Short, but worth playing a few times to see the different interactions you can have with characters, and to see the different endings.
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1.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 4 Οκτωβρίου
(Linux version reviewed)
I’m not normally an “adventure” player, but I found this game to be a pleasant surprise. The film-nior-ish tone of the game, set against a backdrop of Jewish religious culture, was an interesting change of pace from the fantasy/sci-fi games I normally play. The “Jewishness” of the game was actually quite mild, so don’t be scared away if Judaism doesn’t interest you.

The game is actually a mystery involving the death of a member of the rabbi’s synagogue. “The Shivah” has an intriguing story leading to a rather exciting conclusion, with interesting locations, characters, voice acting, and puzzles along the way. The graphics and interface are definitely retro/old-school, and the game can probably be beaten in a few hours by the average adventurer.

I enjoyed it for the story and the not-too-obscure puzzles. It is short, though.... One or two nights, tops, in beating it.


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6.4 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 19 Οκτωβρίου
Short but good, well-written, and respectful of the subject matter. Maybe the best place to start with the Wadjet Eye Games games, particularly if you're playing the Kosher edition.
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1 από 4 άτομα (25%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
4.1 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 18 Οκτωβρίου
If you are looking for a Far Cry 3 or Battlefield 4 like graphics, you would most definitely not find this here. To be honest, the graphics in this game is so horrendous that you would be forgiven for thinking that you were playing a video game made in the 1980s. It is that bad.

However, having said that, if you are a gamer who does not place much importance in the graphical aspect of games but instead the plot and content of the game, then this will be the game you would be looking for. The story-line is excellent here. Despite being quite a short game, the price tag justifies it. The puzzles are challenging and thought provoking.

In summary, I thoroughly enjoyed my time being spent on this game. Highly recommended but you can forget about the quality of the graphics.
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2.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 10 Οκτωβρίου
75/100
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77 από 123 άτομα (63%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.1 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 22 Ιουνίου
silly goyims
keep buying our game ironically
rabbi stone needs everyone's money
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19 από 25 άτομα (76%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.6 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 27 Ιουνίου
Mixing the OCD of point-and-click adventure games with the OCD of Judaism is a pairing sweeter than apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah.
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15 από 19 άτομα (79%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 9 Ιουνίου
The story is quite short but still solid and dramatic. Should not miss this one.
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46 από 78 άτομα (59%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
35.0 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 20 Ιουνίου
oy vey only a buck goyim
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19 από 30 άτομα (63%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 30 Ιουνίου
Oy vey, don't be meshugga but be a mensch and buy this game, you momzer. Rabbi Stone needs your shekels to repair the synagogue so be a good goy and put on your yamaka and get ready for this exciting tale.
(TL Note: Momzer is Jewish for goyim)
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8 από 10 άτομα (80%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
2.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 22 Ιουνίου
(Following review only reflects my personal experience & opinions.)
This is a short game, but a mental delight for sure.

You are more likely to like it if you:
-...are looking for a game with interesting dialogs, rather than action-filled one.
-...enjoy old-school graphics.
-...are okay with short games.
-...think having a calm background music in games is neat.
-...might enjoy roleplaying as a lonely & confused rabbi.

You are less likely to like it if you:
-...are looking for a very dynamic game with lots of action.
-...hate long dialogs.
-...expect high graphic quality.

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4 από 4 άτομα (100%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.3 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 28 Ιουνίου
Well, this is another (short) adventure masterpiece of WadgetEYE. The graphics are well remastered comparing the original.
The story plays in the Jewish community of New York and you are a Rabbi. It starts with the commissioner is asking you some questions about a murder. There you first can use the funniest feature - to answer the rabbical way - which means to ask in return. Alltogether the atmosphere in this game is melancholic and criminal, but nicely done. It's hard to find out some login passwords but if you come to the final scene 3 different endings awaiting you. There's also a little jewish dictionary in this game - nice.
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4 από 4 άτομα (100%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 5 Σεπτεμβρίου
Excellent point and click adventure game. It's a bit short (can be beaten in an hour or so if you choose the right options), but the story is actually pretty captivating and I don't think I've ever played a game where your character is a rabbi. Also, if you're into that sort of thing, you can get all the achievements pretty easily (though it will take a few reloads before the final scene to get them all)

My recommendation: Wait for it to go on sale or into a bundle (although at this price, it's still pretty affordable) and enjoy it, you momzer!
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