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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リリース日: 2013年11月21日

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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!

システム要件

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    • OS: Win 2000 or higher
    • プロセッサー: Pentium or higher
    • メモリー: 64 MB RAM
    • グラフィック: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • ストレージ: 150 MB 利用可能
    • サウンドカード: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
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LambdaCalculus379
( 記録時間: 5.7 時間 )
投稿日: 6月20日
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
( 記録時間: 3.4 時間 )
投稿日: 6月17日
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
( 記録時間: 11.5 時間 )
投稿日: 6月12日
Go home and use the Jewish search engine from RaveNetNY.
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Superbeef ᕙ༼ಠ͜ʖಠ༽フ
( 記録時間: 0.9 時間 )
投稿日: 6月5日
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
( 記録時間: 1.3 時間 )
投稿日: 5月31日
無料で入手した製品
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
( 記録時間: 0.2 時間 )
投稿日: 5月29日
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'
( 記録時間: 2.2 時間 )
投稿日: 5月7日
*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
( 記録時間: 2.9 時間 )
投稿日: 5月2日
I enjoyed it. Reminded me of some good times.
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Kefala
( 記録時間: 1.3 時間 )
投稿日: 4月21日
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
( 記録時間: 3.7 時間 )
投稿日: 4月17日
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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投稿日: 6月5日
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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投稿日: 5月31日
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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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記録時間: 4.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月16日
ある異教徒がモイシェ師に問う。「なぜラビはいつも質問に質問で答えるのですか?」
モイシェ師が答えて曰く、「なぜ質問に質問で答えてはいけないのですか?」


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The Shivah は典型的で古典的なポイント&クリック式アドベンチャーゲーム。
Shivah とはイディッシュ語で「服喪」を意味する言葉である。このゲームの特色は、そのタイトルが示す通り現代アメリカのユダヤ教徒コミュニティを舞台にしていることだ。

主人公はマンハッタンの小さなシナゴーグ(礼拝堂)を運営する50代のラビ(聖職者)。宗教的関心の薄れた現代アメリカ社会において、主人公のシナゴーグも例外ではなく、毎週の説教に聴講者はほとんどいない。既に運営状況は破産寸前であり、絶望した主人公は説教を途中で打ち切って部屋に戻ってしまう。
と、そこに刑事がたずねてくる。刑事がいうには先日殺害された男が主人公に一万ドルもの相続を指定する遺言書を遺していたという。確かにそれだけの金があれば借金を返済し、シナゴーグの運営を建て直すこともできるだろう。刑事が自分を疑うのはもっともだ。だがその男は8年前に非ユダヤ教徒と結婚したため、コミュニティから追放した男だ。そんな彼がいったいなぜ?
といった展開で、主人公は自身の身の潔白を証明するため、そして宗教者として殺害された男の心のうちを知るために捜査を開始する。

物語は短く、1周1~2時間程度で終わり、3つのエンディングを見て実績を全解除しても3時間程度。ミステリとしては型通りの筋書きで、ありていにいって平凡である。宗教者の精神や思想に興味をもたない人であれば、ただの平凡なミステリとしか受け取れないかもしれない。だがこのゲームの味は、現代社会に生きる宗教者の描写にある。そういった精神性の問題に少しでも関心があれば、ラビである主人公の苦悩に共感でき、ストーリーが心に染み入るように楽しめるだろう。
レトロスタイルの低価格インディーにありがちな話として、遅い移動や飛ばせないオープニングなどゲームシステム的に減点対象となる部分もないではないが、楽しめる人には楽しめるゲームとして個人的にはおすすめしたい佳作。静かな一夜のお供にワンコインで。
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記録時間: 2.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年11月3日
Oy vey, goyim, only a complete momzer would not buy this. Look, it is only $4.99, what a wonderfull deal! Now be a good mensch and get it.
On a serious note, it is a pretty good game, just way too short.
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記録時間: 3.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年2月24日
Oy Vey, Goyim! Why haven't you donated your shekels towards this game!? You bring shonda to your kind.
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記録時間: 4.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年1月1日
pretty excellent game for only 5 shekels
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記録時間: 4.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年11月24日
tl;dr: Don't get it if you have a problem with short, old, adventure games. For everyone else that's even considering it, don't hesitate.

The Shivah is a short noir detective adventure starring a rabbi. It's a traditional point & click, intelligent, well-written, with an understated sense of humor. Its storytelling actually does a surprising amount of justice to the themes of faith and morality. The puzzles (sleuthing mostly, no item combinations or enviromental puzzles) are all logical and solvable, so resist the occasional headscratching and stick with them, you shouldn't really need a walkthrough. I have a special soft spot for its voice acting, I personally find it absolutely brilliant (don't miss the voiceacting bloopers!). The remastered edition completely redid the game's graphics, and if you like the WadjetEye style, you will appreciate them, even though they're nothing to phone home about. They also added new music, which I really enjoyed in how perfectly it sets the mood. Despite how short it is, The Shivah feels like a complete experience, in the same way a good short story does, so it won't leave you unsatisfied. If you are intrerested in replaying it for the achievements and the alternate endings, I'd suggest playing it with the commentary on (Kibbitz Mode), it is short and non intrusive to the playthrough and offers a bit of background story.

This game was the starting off point for WadjetEye Games (Gemini Rue, Blackwell series, Resonance, etc) and as far as I am concerned it by now belongs to the cannon for lovers of adventure games, as an interesting example for understanding the evolution of the genre and as one of the few games that touches religious topics in a mature way. I have been replaying it once in a while since it first came out and despite its small flaws, it is a lovable little gem and as much of a treat to play today as it ever was.
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記録時間: 3.2 時間
投稿日: 2015年8月3日
Didn't pay any shekels to get this, a friend goy got it for me, and I must say Toda rabah to him.
This is a very nice game, although very short, but fun to get the achievements.
Would definitevely reccomend getting this game, wether if you're jewish or not.
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