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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Utgivningsdatum: 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

Om detta spel

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!

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 2000 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Minne: 64 MB RAM
    • Grafik: 256-colour: 266 Mhz or above
    • Lagring: 150 MB ledigt utrymme
    • Ljudkort: Supports all DirectX-compatible sound cards
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Z.ga
( 3.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 juni
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 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 juni
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
( 2.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 juni
OY VEY GOYIM
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LambdaCalculus379
( 5.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 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.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
I'm Not Sue
( 3.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 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.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Vmarp
( 11.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 juni
Go home and use the Jewish search engine from RaveNetNY.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Superbeef ᕙ༼ಠ͜ʖಠ༽フ
( 0.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 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.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Chicken²
( 1.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 31 maj
Fick produkten utan kostnad
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.
Hjälpsam? Ja Nej Rolig
Fernday
( 0.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 maj
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 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 7 maj
*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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3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 juni
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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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Rekommenderas
3.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 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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1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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5.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 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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217 av 270 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 3 november, 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.
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184 av 241 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
Rekommenderas
3.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 februari, 2014
Oy Vey, Goyim! Why haven't you donated your shekels towards this game!? You bring shonda to your kind.
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67 av 88 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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4.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 januari, 2014
pretty excellent game for only 5 shekels
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44 av 52 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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4.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 november, 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.
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46 av 58 personer (79%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
21 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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3.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 3 augusti, 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.
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119 av 181 personer (66%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
10 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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2.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 juni, 2014
silly goyims
keep buying our game ironically
rabbi stone needs everyone's money
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50 av 68 personer (74%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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1.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 januari, 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.
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