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The Shivah: Kosher Edition - Completely remastered with all-new graphics and music!
Russell Stone is a Jewish rabbi at a struggling synagogue in New York City. He is a devout man with a problem - membership is 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 quitting, he receives some intriguing news. An estranged 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, or will his conscience get the better of him? 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, a haunting score, and three different endings depending on your moral choices.
PocketGamer - "Its unique cast of characters, intriguing storyline, and sharp detective-style conundrums mean it's well worth playing this thoughtful and pensive adventure." Score: 9/10, Gold Award
Cult of Mac - "Tricky puzzles, a great hero, and an interesting plot." Score: 5/5
148Apps - "The perfect bite-sized adventure that'll whet one's curiosity for many answers to life, death, choices, and mystery." Score: 4.5/5
MacLife - "The Shivah makes the jump to iOS gracefully. It’s rare that a game’s plot, characters, genre, and platform mesh as neatly as they do in this short and bittersweet tale." Score: 4.5/5
IGN Italia - "The Shivar: Kosher Edition represents a great opportunity to play a solid, mature, fascinating and original graphic adventure." Score: 8/10
Adventure Gamers - "The Shivah's interesting clues system, well-written dialog, logical puzzles and fascinating commentary make it easy to recommend." Score: 4/5
GameZebo - "The game addresses philosophical questions that have been with humankind since we first learned how to look upwards and wonder. ... The Shivah: Kosher Edition doesn't have all the answers, but it does supply a top-notch adventure experience." Score: 4/5
The Onion A.V. Club - "The Shivah fits a compelling moral conscience over a tight decision tree, and compared to [other titles], its rewards are subtler and more satisfying."
What's New in Version 1.1
Improvements to usability.
Added hint for tap-and-hold function (to reveal items in room.)
A great "little" game
first off your a fan of classic point-and-click then Shivah is worth your time. The rabbi character is a welcome change from the typical hard-boiled detective that one usually find in this type of adventure. The puzzles in this game are simplistic and typically revolve around solving computer passwords; However there is some decision-making and alternate endings. In short the only major problem for fans of this genre is that shivah is just too short, expect about 1:30-2:00hrs of gameplay, there is a commentary mode to give some replay but quite frankly it all just wraps up as it getting started. For $1.99 however you get a few hours of classic adventure and support a company that is filling a niche in the
Strong story and good implementation, worth a play
I'm happy I finally played this game. The story is compelling. It is short but the length feels appropriate. Be prepared to navigate dialogue trees instead of inventory puzzles to progress. The adaptation to a touch screen is well done. But, to the developers, please cut out the lengthy opening. Why do we need to watch it every time the app launches and after you die? I love the bonus material at the very end, nice touch.
Short and sweet
Highly recommended if you like '90s adventure games. A detective mystery without the tired detective mystery clichés. Excited to play the dev's other game, Gemini Rule, next.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 17, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 90.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: WADJET EYE GAMES, LLC
- © 2006 Wadjet Eye Games LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.