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.
Recenziile utilizatorilor:
Generale:
Foarte pozitive (438 recenzii) - 83% din cele 438 recenzii ale utilizatorilor pentru acest joc sunt pozitive.
Data lansării: 21 nov., 2013

Autentifică-te pentru a adăuga acest obiect în lista ta de dorinţe, a te abona la el sau a-l marca drept neinteresant.

Cumpără The Shivah

OFERTĂ DE VARĂ! Expiră pe 4 iulie

-70%
$4.99
$1.49
 

Recenzii

“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

Despre acest joc

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!

Cerinţe de sistem

    Minim:
    • SO: Win 2000 or higher
    • Procesor: Pentium or higher
    • Memorie: 64 MB RAM
    • Grafică: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Stocare: 150 MB spațiu disponibil
    • Placă audio: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
Recenziile clienților
S-a actualizat sistemul de recenzare al clienților! Află mai multe
Generale:
Foarte pozitive (438 recenzii)
Postate recent
Starit
( 1.8 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 26 iunie
One of the first adventures of Wadjet Eye, and it shows. It's very short and kind of basic, and the voice acting is kind of amateurish (could hear at least two people blowing into the mics) but the plot is pretty good and compelling, and so are the dialogs.

I'd advise getting it on sale. It'll give you a nice couple of hours of kosher fun.
LambdaCalculus379
( 5.7 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 20 iunie
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.
I'm Not Sue
( 3.4 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 17 iunie
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.
Vmarp
( 11.5 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 12 iunie
Go home and use the Jewish search engine from RaveNetNY.
Superbeef ᕙ༼ಠ͜ʖಠ༽フ
( 0.9 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 5 iunie
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.
Chicken²
( 1.3 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 31 mai
Product received for free
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.
Fernday
( 0.2 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 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_)
cowboy bebop when im blastin'
( 2.2 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 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.
Erev0s
( 2.9 ore înregistrate )
Postat: 2 mai
I enjoyed it. Reminded me of some good times.
Cele mai utile recenzii  În ultimele 30 zile
2 din 2 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
Recomandat
3.4 ore înregistrate
Postat: 17 iunie
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
1 din 1 oameni (100%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
Recomandat
5.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 20 iunie
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
Cele mai utile recenzii  Overall
215 din 268 oameni (80%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
90 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
2.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 3 noiembrie, 2014
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
183 din 239 oameni (77%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
12 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
3.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 24 februarie, 2014
Oy Vey, Goyim! Why haven't you donated your shekels towards this game!? You bring shonda to your kind.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
66 din 86 oameni (77%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
12 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
4.7 ore înregistrate
Postat: 1 ianuarie, 2014
pretty excellent game for only 5 shekels
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
44 din 52 oameni (85%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
O persoană a considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
4.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 24 noiembrie, 2014
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
46 din 57 oameni (81%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
21 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
3.2 ore înregistrate
Postat: 3 august, 2015
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
118 din 179 oameni (66%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
10 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
2.1 ore înregistrate
Postat: 22 iunie, 2014
silly goyims
keep buying our game ironically
rabbi stone needs everyone's money
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
50 din 68 oameni (74%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
Nerecomandat
1.3 ore înregistrate
Postat: 18 ianuarie, 2014
I really want to recommend this game, but honestly, I just can't.

The game's story is a pretty solid murder mystery, and reminds me heavily of the Ace Attorney investigations. You collect clues to progress, and can combine them in a sort of logic system.

But, throughout the entire game, you'll only actually recieve one inventory item, and collect 4 total clues.

The Shivah's length absolutely is it's own worse enemy. While there's no filler or downtime to chug through, the game can easily be completed in less than an hour if you know what you're doing.

The only real length to the game would be the trial and error combat sections. You fight two different people in the game, and both of them can only be beaten with an exact choice of words.

Over all, the game wasn't bad, just extremely short. You don't really have enough time with Rabbi Stone to really resonate with him, which is a shame, because the premise at the start seemed really interesting.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă
43 din 57 oameni (75%) au considerat această recenzie utilă
4 oameni au considerat această recenzie amuzantă
Recomandat
2.6 ore înregistrate
Postat: 27 iunie, 2014
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.
A fost această recenzie utilă? Da Nu Amuzantă