The Shivah

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The Shivah

Developer:Wadjet Eye Games Genre:Adventure Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

In this graphical adventure game, Russell Stone works as 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.

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The Shivah

The Shivah Review

By Shona Hanisco

The gameplay is also exactly what you expect of the genre - you point, you click, you interact with items, scenery and other characters to solve the puzzles and progress the story. Lovely VGA graphics, reminiscent of the classic Monkey Island games, backdrop the proceedings; Gilbert's clearly beloved home of New York City again captured in great detail. Sure, they look dated here in 2007, but that doesn't mean they lack a charm of their own. Full voice acting of a high quality adds to the narrative, giving the characters life and drawing you in to the already very compelling storyline.

It's difficult to talk about this sort of game as its true appeal lies in the quality of story on offer, and to let slip some of the better moments within the plot would be tragic for any of you who haven't played it, but the game does offer some memorable moments, such as the Rabbi vs. Rabbi speechcraft battles, again, almost a tribute to the aforementioned genre landmark Monkey Island.

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