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  • Summary: Build and manage a medieval graveyard while facing ethical dilemmas and making questionable decisions. Welcome to Graveyard Keeper, the most inaccurate medieval cemetery sim of the year.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    75
    Beside its evident qualities in terms of immersion, due to a funny, unique and charming context, Graveyard Keeperand lacks variety and is, sometimes, too much based on farming system.
  2. Aug 15, 2018
    75
    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.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 26, 2018
    73
    Early on, it’s not that burdensome to personally lug around materials and process them into useful things, but as the technology marches on, you’ll have to do more and more menial tasks to make that new sword or casket that you need. [Issue#232, p.70]
  4. Aug 24, 2018
    70
    Graveyard Keeper is an engaging and rewarding farming sim weighed down by pacing and performance issues. The GBA-style visuals compliment its contained open world, and influences from old-school Zelda games that shine through just as much as that of Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley. The PC and Xbox versions play almost exactly the same, which is unfortunate considering the game’s performance, but if you can look past all the spots and blotches, you’ll likely enjoy the challenging gathering-crafting grind, and the game’s macabre humor when it actually lands.
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    Graveyard Keeper is a heaven for those who love to grind, and a real hell for everyone else.
  6. Aug 28, 2018
    70
    Gamers who love Stardew Valley primarily as the opportunity to live a vicarious alternative life might be disappointed by Graveyard Keeper, but those who are attracted to the slow and steady rhythm of building, crafting, and management will enjoy the many systems at play. The game is rarely punishing but maybe not always rewarding in the same measure some would prefer. Its humor is dry and witty without being too obvious and its presentation and polish are only marred by some infrequent bugs.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    60
    Graveyard Keeper is an undeniably unique game. It just stretches itself too thin. Even the titular role — the actual keeping of a graveyard — often feels secondary to the constant pursuit of new upgrades. Its central, twisted conceit goes a long way to making the grindy experience tolerable, though. Even at its worst, Graveyard Keeper sure to find an audience, as its macabre atmosphere and off-color activities aren’t things you see in games too often.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Jan 29, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If The city is added not as dlc i might change this review but until that day i can't. [Edit: I hope they add it it's a good game] Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    9
    Excelente jogo, a nível de Stardew Valley, possui um ótimo custo/beneficio e é traduzido em PT/BR.
    O que achei ruim foi o fato que o dia
    Excelente jogo, a nível de Stardew Valley, possui um ótimo custo/beneficio e é traduzido em PT/BR.
    O que achei ruim foi o fato que o dia acaba rápido (porem não tem tempo limite para as missões, só deve ser entregue no dia da semana correto a maioria).
    Se possui alguma duvida ainda, recomendo fortemente esse jogo, irá consumir bastante horas do seu tempo e sem arrependimentos
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  3. Aug 24, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I think this is a very unique game. It has its rough spots, but the developers are great about listening to the community on what needs tweaked. In particular, I like how in-depth the crafting system is. For example: to make Pen and Ink, you need feathers and ink. The feathers are purchased, while the ink is made from black paint, conical flasks, and water. Conical flasks are made from glass, which are made from sand, water, and fuel. The black paint can be made from graphite powder and water. The graphite powder is made by grinding graphite in the alchemical mill. The graphite is made by made from coal at Furnace II or III. I LOVE it. Sometimes XD Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2018
    4
    Unfinished Game and what's in is not properly done. Whoever gives this Game more than 5 in the current state should consult their localUnfinished Game and what's in is not properly done. Whoever gives this Game more than 5 in the current state should consult their local psychologist because there is obviously something wrong in your brain.

    Game gives you not much Tutorials, the Time you run from A to B is pretty much the whole Game.

    Every new NPC loads you with 50 million Quests to do. Not to speak of several Bugs which sometimes can cause you to start the Game over because the Savegame is broken...

    A complete letdown..
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  5. Sep 17, 2018
    2
    A lot of people described Graveyard Keeper like a "macabre" Stardew Valley. Well, after playing 10 hours of Graveyard Keeper I returned toA lot of people described Graveyard Keeper like a "macabre" Stardew Valley. Well, after playing 10 hours of Graveyard Keeper I returned to Stardew Valley one year later of my last game. Because I couldn't stand the tedious and silly grinding and energy mechanic during hours without any accomplishment in Graveyard Keeper, is frustrating. I work 10 hours a day, and I don't want to have the same sensations playing a video game. It's sad because, with better mechanics, Graveyard Keeper could've been the best game in his genre. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2018
    1
    They say "Graveyard Keeper" is the "No Man's Sky" version of "Stardew Valley" and unfortunately that seems to be an accurate statement. WhatThey say "Graveyard Keeper" is the "No Man's Sky" version of "Stardew Valley" and unfortunately that seems to be an accurate statement. What we have is an unfinished, buggy grind of a game that is so monotonous and boring you may as well become a real gravedigger. At least you'll be making money instead of tossing your hard-earned cash into a fire to pick up this underwhelming title.

    I'll first start with positives. . . well, "Graveyard Keeper" does indeed have a unique premise that commands great potential had the developers put effort and thought into it. The art is actually relatively well done, both pleasant to look at and easy on the eyes.

    Now, let's talk about this game's bread and butter: being a repetitive, tedious grind. The developers are the same as the one's who made Punch Club, so you already know their specialty in the gaming industry is helping the player waste as much time as possible while accomplishing almost nothing. Well folks, these industry titans have done it again! You'll spend hours of your hobbling from errand to errand, just to maintain your little estate. They've even included waiting for things to finish- That's right, you can sit back, put those weary hands behind your head and watch as your character stands there mindlessly like a zombie. Quite fitting.

    We have missing content, two unfinished locations that have been unavailable from the game's alpha. The grisly writing on the wall says these dirty devs plan on churning out paid DLC for you to have the honor of entering these areas that you know exist, but can't enter in the base game. This especially adds insult to injury when you consider the lack of content issue that already exists.

    The story is linear, poorly devised and relies on waiting in places and hoping for quest NPCs to show up. If you have high hopes for an exciting plot filled with moral quandaries, then look elsewhere. Had the ending of the game been worthwhile, perhaps "Graveyard Keeper" could be saved, but. . . I think you and I both know that's not what happened.

    Don't let the good reviews sway you, just take a look at them- even they admit the same flaws I've listed. . . they just surpassed the 2 hour refund mark and have to live with buyer's remorse. At the end of the day, if you like Stardew Valley. . . don't buy this game. Just go back to Stardew Valley. If you like grinding games, look elsewhere. There's better titles.

    This game has one foot in the grave and if the developers don't listen to feedback and make drastic changes and add a substantial amount of free content (no paid DLC for an unfinished game please) then we can close the casket and bury this dead horse.
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  7. Aug 26, 2018
    0
    this game is so busted.Boring jokes, Boring work.There is no love making games.

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