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Reader reviews for The Shivah

Adventure Gamers Reader reviews, read what other adventure gamers think of The Shivah.

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Rating by Guest posted on Nov 3, 2020 | edit | delete

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Rating by victortoise posted on Apr 20, 2017 | edit | delete

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Rating by Doom posted on Apr 29, 2016 | edit | delete

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Rating by zane posted on Aug 9, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by Antrax posted on Jul 21, 2014 | edit | delete

It's not a game, it's a demo

The Shivah is insultingly short and linear. There’s a grand total of five single-screen locations, dialogue trees are exhausted in 30 seconds flat and the whole thing feels like a very high-quality demo.
The game also suffers from The Blackwell series’ awkward interface, where you have to memorize names to later type in a computer, which lends itself to some backtracking, which is the only way people were able to play this for more than an hour. The only stumper is the ending in the form of a lengthy dialogue puzzle, where your goal is obvious but you first need to explore all options to see what they do so you can later figure out how to correctly arrange them to win.
The “multiple endings” are also rather contrived, since the righteous and correct action is obvious in both instances.

In summary, this is an average title that doesn’t justify the price.

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Time Played: Under 1 hour

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Rating by Loh_Land posted on Jul 12, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by fmc200 posted on Jun 26, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by beefballsoup posted on Apr 28, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by wiadp1 posted on Mar 25, 2014 | edit | delete

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Rating by Niclas posted on Nov 22, 2013 | edit | delete

I have played both the old and updated version of the Shivah. I just recently played the updated version on my iPad. What a lovely game with a New York Noir theme. I love the pixelated graphics in the updated version. Truly beautiful to look at. The story, vibe, music voice casting, and puzzles are also great. The only downside is that the game is pretty short, you can easily beat the game in 2 to 3 hours in your first play through. This is a must play for fans of pixelated adventure games, and Wadjet Eye fans in general.

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Time Played: 1-2 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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