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I personally absolutely love the game, I’m still playing it and this review has taken a whole lot longer than it initially should have done but I just wanted to perfect it. I know when I stop writing this I’ll be heading off back to my graveyard to clean some things up with it and further venture into the dungeons. Yes, there were a few bugs, but nothing that made it unplayable or frustrated me. An amazing little game with so much to offer so I will be giving this the Thumb Culture Platinum Award!
Graveyard Keeper truly is the dark version of Stardew Valley we didn’t know we needed. Farming organs instead of crops and watching witches burn with neighbors in lieu of that summer cookout shoves harsh realities in your face in the guise of entertainment. We play games for the fantasy, the thrills and excitement we normally don’t get in our day to day, but why do we play simulation games? Surely, we could go out and just do what we’re playing, right? Maybe we subconsciously want to see how hard life can be in order to bring our easier lives into perspective and appreciation. Or maybe we want to see how others can go through hell for a sliver of a chance at a happy ending in the hope we can find similar inspirations to reignite our individual purposes. Playing a character who is forced to live the life as a hermitted body carver and graveyard keeper in order to see your family is humbling, yet something I’m happy to have experienced.
This is an excellent farm simulator. It stands out for its wide crafty system and skill tree, with a scandalous graphic section and an eye-catching soundtrack. Certain decisions in the playable section take away some points, but even so it is an excellent purchase for lovers of the genre.
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A macabre and fun resource management game that will only be overshadowed by its instability of fps and other mechanical issues.
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A nice relaxed, and horribly inaccurate, management sim. Live your dream of becoming the owner of your very own graveyard! Really fun and addictive game. I was blown away by the sheer amount of stuff to do. As someone who doesn't typically enjoy this genre, this game managed to keep me addicted well into the night. If you enjoy talking donkeys and morally questionable decisions, this is the game for you.
'Graveyard Keeper' puts you in the shoes of the Gravekeeper. You are responsible for maintaining the graveyard, building relationships with the townspeople, and making money by any means necessary - morally or not. With it's interpretive playstyle, pixelated graphics, and myriad of things to do, 'Graveyard Keeper' will keep you entertained for a long time.
Graveyard Keeper is an unconventional grave digger simulator that can keep you entertained for dozens, even hundreds of hours. Just don't expect nothing too revolutionary.
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This game appeals to all who find they have an inclination for existential and pessimistic morbidity, though they want to keep it lighthearted. In addition to being a fun play on death and what that entails, this game also begins to describe issues involving faith, trust, community, ethics, and politics. We highly suggest everyone to play this game and see if it sticks with you as much as it did for us.
The premise of Graveyard Keeper is of the most unique of just about any sim game out there, and this no-frills Switch port makes it portable for the first time. There really isn't much that needs to be added impressively robust graveyard management game, but it would have been nice if the game took advantage of the Joy-Con rumble feature.
Graveyard Keeper makes a lot of bold choices, replacing the friendly, relaxing atmosphere of typical life sims with a more goal-directed structure in a more cynical setting. While I found its pace tedious at times and would have preferred more focus on the grave-tending mechanics, more patient players will find a lot to like in its wealth of well-developed diversions, fantastic art and music, and pitch-black comedic aesthetic.