So there’s a rabbi, some football players, a paddle and a spaceship. We search for the punchline...In the meantime, check out what some talented folks have been doing with their time.
Developer - Davelgil Games
With retail-released adventure games in short supply these days, we’re often forced to look to the indie scene for solace and fulfillment, though admittedly they’re still a rare gem to find.
Well, search no more because The Shivah is a top-notch adventure game set in New York, which casts you as a disillusioned rabbi who’s questioning his very way of life.
With attendances at his synagogue at an all-time low, he’s just about to pack the whole thing in when he suddenly inherits $10,000 from a deceased parishioner. I won’t spoil the plot by saying any more, but I will tell you that it’s of an extremely high standard and full of surprises that’ll keep you guessing till the end. Add to that some convincing voice acting and an understated but subtly powerful musical score, and you’re left with one shining jewel of a game.
Sure, the visuals may look ancient and the whole affair is pretty short lived, but for five clams, The Shivah is a must-buy for any adventure fan looking for a few hours of point-and-click entertainment.
GamesRadar Score - 8