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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Críticas

“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!

Requisitos del sistema

    Mínimo:
    • SO: Win 2000 or higher
    • Procesador: Pentium or higher
    • Memoria: 64 MB de RAM
    • Gráficos: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Almacenamiento: 150 MB de espacio disponible
    • Tarjeta de sonido: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
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Z.ga
( 3.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 30 de junio
Playtime and Time/money
5$ for 3 hours of your time, and a few card drops, if you REALLY Enjoy jewish jokes, and you really love point and click adventure games, then I invite you to play, otherwise it just isn't worth your shekles, unless of course you also really like playing painfully bad games, in which case this is actually enjoyable. (personal opinion there)

Exactly what is this game?

Insert jewish joke here

point and click adventure game

Insert jewish pun here

click everything till you figure it out

Insert jewish stereotype here

Card drops are done, I guess it's time to stop playing this game.

So now the standard game rating:
  • Story: X/10 (I'm sure theres..... a... great story in there, but I tell you what, I was not enjoying it thus far, it was just a LOT of jew jokes and a LOT of running around trying to figure out dumb things, along with trying to get past trivial things in the most obscure way..)
  • Gameplay: X/10 (No. I won't do it, I won't trash a point and click game's "gameplay" elements, oh wait I kind of already did, sue me for not saying that the greatest games of all time will never include a point and click adventure.)
  • Presentation: 5/10 (It's 'aight.)
  • Soundtrack: 3/10 (forgettable)
  • Replayability: 1/10 (I'm sure people would love to take alternate routes maybe, if they would be able to make it past the first round, although I'm not sure theres any other routes you can take.)

    No.
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Starit
( 1.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de junio
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.
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makimonday
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OY VEY GOYIM
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LambdaCalculus379
( 5.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 20 de junio
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 h registradas )
Publicado el 17 de junio
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 h registradas )
Publicado el 12 de junio
Go home and use the Jewish search engine from RaveNetNY.
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( 0.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 5 de junio
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
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Publicado el 31 de mayo
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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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Fernday
( 0.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 29 de mayo
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 h registradas )
Publicado el 7 de mayo
*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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Playtime and Time/money
5$ for 3 hours of your time, and a few card drops, if you REALLY Enjoy jewish jokes, and you really love point and click adventure games, then I invite you to play, otherwise it just isn't worth your shekles, unless of course you also really like playing painfully bad games, in which case this is actually enjoyable. (personal opinion there)

Exactly what is this game?

Insert jewish joke here

point and click adventure game

Insert jewish pun here

click everything till you figure it out

Insert jewish stereotype here

Card drops are done, I guess it's time to stop playing this game.

So now the standard game rating:
  • Story: X/10 (I'm sure theres..... a... great story in there, but I tell you what, I was not enjoying it thus far, it was just a LOT of jew jokes and a LOT of running around trying to figure out dumb things, along with trying to get past trivial things in the most obscure way..)
  • Gameplay: X/10 (No. I won't do it, I won't trash a point and click game's "gameplay" elements, oh wait I kind of already did, sue me for not saying that the greatest games of all time will never include a point and click adventure.)
  • Presentation: 5/10 (It's 'aight.)
  • Soundtrack: 3/10 (forgettable)
  • Replayability: 1/10 (I'm sure people would love to take alternate routes maybe, if they would be able to make it past the first round, although I'm not sure theres any other routes you can take.)

    No.
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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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El protagonista de The Shivah, Russell Stone, es el rabino de una modesta sinagoga de Nueva York, malhumorado, aquejado de una crisis de fe, con problemas de dinero, abandonado por sus feligreses y a punto de tirar la toalla. Vencido por las circunstancias y decidido a dejar su oficio, recibe la visita de un detective de la policía que le informa del asesinato de Jack Lauder, un antiguo miembro de su congregación con el que tuvo en el pasado algunas desavenencias, y que por un motivo desconocido ha hecho una considerable aportación monetaria a la sinagoga antes de morir. Así empieza el argumento de esta aventura gráfica de Wadjet Eye Games, y aunque pueda sonar a comedia de Woody Allen, se trata de una historia con la trama de una novela negra.


Como podemos imaginar, el rabino Stone no está dispuesto a conformarse con el dinero, ni a seguir figurando como sospechoso del asesinato para la policía, así que, adoptando su rol, tendremos que ir descubriendo las pistas para desentrañar el misterio. En este sentido, The Shivah funciona de forma similar a cualquier otra aventura gráfica clásica, con la salvedad de que aquí no tenemos que recoger objetos para usarlos posteriormente, por lo que nuestro inventario nos servirá solamente para coleccionar las pistas que descubramos. The Shivah es una historia policiaca y como tal hay que ejercer una labor detectivesca basada en la búsqueda de indicios, escenarios y personas relacionadas con la víctima, en la que tienen una vital importancia los interrogatorios verbales. No hay más que coger un papel y un bolígrafo e ir anotando la información relevante que obtengamos, mediante la observación, el escrutinio de los correos electrónicos y otros elementos que aparecen en la aventura, o la conversación con los sospechosos.

Y aunque el guión es sencillo, la coherencia con la que se resuelve y la solidez de los diálogos hacen de The Shivah una aventura estimulante y deleitosa. Porque esta llamada Kosher Edition no es más que una versión revisada del mismo juego que en el año 2006 sirvió para que Dave Gilbert, fundador de Wadjet Eye Games, ganara el concurso del Adventure Game Studio por su quinto aniversario. Hay que tener en cuenta, por tanto, que se trata de una aventura modesta, que difícilmente se puede comparar a otras producciones de mayor presupuesto en cuanto a su apartado técnico, complejidad o duración (se acaba en menos de dos horas), pero que con su sencillez es capaz de ofrecer una buena historia, un texto trabajado y una trama interesante. Es más, me atrevo a afirmar que el rabino Russell Stone es uno de los personajes de videojuego que más me han gustado de cuantos conozco.

Aunque el tramo final de la aventura es algo apresurado e ingenuo, en conjunto me parece más que recomendable para quien desee disfrutar de una aventura gráfica tradicional con un argumento fuera de lo común o guste de las tramas policiacas, porque The Shivah no es solamente un ejercicio de investigación, sino una historia madura sobre las relaciones humanas, la soberbia, las consecuencias morales de nuestros actos y el saber escuchar, tanto como escoger nuestras respuestas más adecuadas a cada momento. Añadamos a todo esto algunos guiños de The Shivah referidos a otros juegos de la compañía, así como al clásico por antonomasia The Curse of Monkey Island, que resultarán simpáticos a los aficionados que conozcan dichas aventuras, y tendremos un juego francamente meritorio y divertido, a pesar de su corta duración y de sus faltas.
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Una aventura gráfica corta, pero con una historia original y personajes con motivaciones creíbles. La temática judía no se ve mucho en los videojuegos, pero no intenta convertir a nadie y es bastante neutral: hay tantos argumentos a favor de la religión como en contra.

Como digo, es corto: en tres horas lo había jugado varias veces para tomar todas las decisiones (y sacar todos los logros por una vez). Por esa razón, probablemente sea mejor esperar a que esté de oferta.

La versión de GOG.com viene con la banda sonora (que dicho sea de paso, no es mala, pero no es un factor decisivo) y la versión original del juego (esta es la edición Kosher, con gráficos mejorados). Escogí la versión de Steam por los logros, a los que generalmente no hago mucho caso, pero en esta ocasión me obligaron a sacarle todo el jugo.
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Menuda basura de juego. Matan a un judío y el cura judío o como se llame se pone a investigar. Es cortísimo y la única opción de juego es ir a hablar con 2 ó 3 personas para ir luego al ordenador de tu casa a buscar nuevas direcciones en una especie de Facebook para judíos con los nombres que te han dado. Además, teniendo en cuenta que las religiones son uno de los lastres que arrastra la Humanidad, identificarme con esta especie de cura judío es absolutamente imposible. Menos mal que lo adquirí en un bundle y no pagué por él, porque si hubiera pagado los 4'99€ que vale actualmente me hubiera quemado a lo bonzo.

Quizá no te gusta porque no practicas ninguna religión y por eso... No me gusta porque es una M-I-E-R-D-A.
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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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Oy Vey, Goyim! Why haven't you donated your shekels towards this game!? You bring shonda to your kind.
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pretty excellent game for only 5 shekels
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