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  • Summary: Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around?
    Gather valuable resources & craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business, go ahead and gather valuable resources
    Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around?
    Gather valuable resources & craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business, go ahead and gather valuable resources scattered in the surrounding areas, and explore what this land has to offer.
    Make business alliances. These dead bodies don't need all that blood, do they? Why not sell it to someone who can put it to good use. Same for body parts. Hey, it's being efficient with recycling!
    Explore mysterious dungeons. No medieval game would be complete without these. Take a trip into the unknown and find useful new ingredients which may or may not poison a whole bunch of nearby villagers. Capitalism.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 1, 2019
    75
    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.
  2. 70
    Graveyard Keeper is a strange beast, offering a truly unique spin on the management sim. It’s systems are robust and plentiful, but frankly many are downright confusing. The developers decided to do the player no favors, leaving much of the complexities a mystery without searching online. That is enough to scare some away, but if it isn’t a dealbreaker, there’s more than enough here to keep you busy for hours on end.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    65
    Graveyard Keeper’s limitations and shortcomings come real close to outweighing the fun that can be had from playing a new game. When I got the game and read the premise, it sounded quirky and fun. As I played, it seemed more awkward and vexing.
  4. Jul 4, 2019
    60
    There’s no doubt that Graveyard Keeper is a fun game every now and again; there are bright nuggets of gold sporadically hidden within it. It’s the video game equivalent of Now, That’s What I Call Music: you get it for a few good hits and deal with the fluff in-between. However, if you’re looking for a strong competitor to Stardew Valley or Rune Factory, this doesn’t quite hit the mark.
  5. Jul 4, 2019
    60
    Graveyard Keeper is an ambitious life simulator that boasts gorgeous art and some interesting mechanics but unfortunately fails to meet the standards of the genre due to some overly complicated tasks and poor balancing.
  6. Jul 29, 2019
    60
    Visually, the pixel art is wonderful and full of character and the music fits the downbeat tone at work, but the gameplay is too slow to be gripping while the story isn’t pacey or unique enough to inspire wonder at what’s to come, especially because the conceit of the game’s plot seems pretty obvious from the outset. We did hear a car crash before waking up outside reality, after all…
  7. Jul 12, 2019
    60
    Graveyard Keeper is well-crafted effort and an original one at that - a cemetery management simulation game is nothing short of unique and Graveyard Keeper does the job with a very attractive visual environment, as well as complex and involving tasks. It doesn't try to appeal to less experienced players, though, as the information available during the game is sometimes lacking, the game experience is long, repetitive and slow-paced and there are some controller flaws to improve.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. k_9
    Mar 11, 2020
    10
    I have spent about 40hrs on this game and guess I'm quarter way through. I think titles like this receive way too much criticism just becauseI have spent about 40hrs on this game and guess I'm quarter way through. I think titles like this receive way too much criticism just because - they're inspired from Stardew Valley and a lot of the things are done in a different way at the same time. These direct comparisons are rubbish in my opinion. I would suggest that people try this game themselves and not pass it just depending on the "reviews". It has its flaws and its very much grindy, I won't deny, and at times you must seek help from wikis otherwise you'll be lost, but still it has its own charm with an intriguing story and fun moments and I believe it's very much worth a purchase. A perfect management/farming/role-playing game for your switch. Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2021
    9
    Spent 60 hours playing the game, and it was a pretty absorbing experience.
    I will start with minuses: 1. Crashes. Don't try to play without
    Spent 60 hours playing the game, and it was a pretty absorbing experience.
    I will start with minuses: 1. Crashes. Don't try to play without sleep on the latest stages (when will be lots of stuff). This will cause a crash. If you go to bed when the pillow appears - everything will be fine. If not, you can catch a crash.
    2. Sometimes, it is not clear what should be done next to progress further.

    Pluses:
    1. Lots of options.
    2. Interesting story
    3. Good ending. I didn't expect that it will end this way.
    4. Great mix of rogue-like, Minecraft and resource management.

    PS: Thumb up for developers. I was satisfied that it was made by Russians.
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  3. Jul 24, 2021
    7
    Se podría decir que Graveyard Keeper es como Stardew Valley, pero en lugar de estar a cargo de una granja, estarás a cargo de un cementerio elSe podría decir que Graveyard Keeper es como Stardew Valley, pero en lugar de estar a cargo de una granja, estarás a cargo de un cementerio el cual deberás gestionar y mantener con todo lo que eso implica, lo cual creme es mucho más de lo que tú crees. Si bien la idea suena prometedora tiene una ejecución cuanto menos extraña debido a lo que yo considero como problemas de diseño principalmente.

    El juego toma lugar en una especie de aldea medieval, lugar en que suceden cuanto menos sucesos extraños los que no se llegan a comprender ni por nuestro personaje ni por nosotros hasta bien adentrados en la historias, recibiremos la labor de hacernos cargo del cementerio local, si bien el juego gira en torno a esta labor y todo el trabajo que esto puede dar se da la posibilidad de realizar muchas más actividades, como dirigir el templo local, cultivar, cocinar, escribir, talar, entre otras. una parte muy importante de esta historia es el pueblo, la ciudad y los demás alrededores que hay al ya mencionado cementerio y claramente la gente que vive en estos lugares, con la cual se puede comercializar y recibir "misiones" las cuales son el principal problema a mi parecer, ya que la mayoría de estas misiones implican obtener "X" producto el cual tiene una cadena de elaboración muy laborosa y hace que la elaboración/obtención de estos productos sea engorrosa lo cual no me termina de agradar.

    Además de los sistemas ya indicados el juego cuenta con un sistema de investigación más similar a un árbol de tecnologías la cual separa todo lo que podemos y podremos hacer en diversas categorías, cada una de las actividades que realicemos (minar, talar, cocinar, cultivar, leer, escribir) nos dará uno o varios puntos de colores los cuales se ocuparán en este árbol de tecnologías las cuales nos permitirán realizar nuevas actividades o acciones, como crear zombis…

    Unos de los aspectos negativos a mi parecer es el hecho de que el tutorial del juego termina muy prematuramente sin terminar de aprender lo básico y algunas cosas como materiales o objetos son muy difíciles de conseguirlos y en ningún momento te dan alguna pista siquiera para saber que hacer, y no me refiero a que me pongan una flecha indicando a donde debo ir pero al menos saber que un NPC en el mapa vende el dicho objeto así no me paso la mitad del juego desbloqueando 1/4 del árbol de tecnologías para saber cómo hacer el bendito aceite.

    El juego en si es muy entretenido, tiene un humor muy cómico y se aprecian muchas referencias a la cultura popular, interactuar con el mundo se siente muy natural dentro de lo extraño que este es, así como los eventos que ocurren periódicamente, razón por la cual todos los días tendrás algo que hacer, aunque hay algunos puntos que no me terminan de convencer y evitan que esta sea una aventura mas agradable
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  4. Sep 23, 2020
    4
    To start of this game is not like Stardew Valley.

    Graveyard Keeper is a game on its own, its own system of things and its own crafting
    To start of this game is not like Stardew Valley.

    Graveyard Keeper is a game on its own, its own system of things and its own crafting system.

    Graphics is stunning.

    Graveyard keeper takes a fresh approach to the farm sim type of game, farming is basically the lesser of what to do.

    But you will have to have your phone nearby to go through the Wiki , there is little to no explanation of how things are done. Constantly searching for answers and how to videos. Then the upgrade tree opens up to be a grind fest.

    This game doesn't have a decent Quest log, so if you do get a mission you will have to google as to what the mission entails, what ingredients you need to get and so on.

    Furthermore this game lags heavily in docked mode.

    Graveyard Keeper would have been a winner if the quest dialog was on par as with other titles, less grinding on crafting systems and a better explanation of how everything works and no lag in docked mode.

    But unfortunately it is what it is and Graveyard Keeper is not worth the full asking price on the Switch at all.
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  5. Jan 14, 2021
    3
    I first bought the game on steam and since I don't have access to a PC anymore, I decided to cop this game plus DLCs on sale last week. $15I first bought the game on steam and since I don't have access to a PC anymore, I decided to cop this game plus DLCs on sale last week. $15 for base game and 2 DLCs isn't bad, I thought, but I do kind of regret it now, hence the review. I have over 50 hours on PC and have completed the main storyline on there. I have not played Stardew Valley, nor did I know of the similarities of both games before playing, so I won't touch on that issue.

    First, I'll talk about the pros. It's great that I can play this game in handheld mode, that's the beauty of a switch I guess. The artwork and music in this game is pretty neat. The storyline is kinda cliche but I enjoyed playing it nonetheless. Controls are simple and pretty easy to pick up on.

    As for the cons, there are so many to talk about. First of all, the bugs, oh the bugs. There are countless bugs I've stumbled upon, from objects in game disappearing (including NPCs) to the game constantly lagging, and I'm only maybe 30 hours into the playthrough so I haven't seen everything yet. The bugs are not game-breaking in my opinion, but boy is it annoying. NPCs will disappear randomly, although if you know where they usually stand, you can still talk to them. The icons in the game do the same periodically as well, I've figured out a fix, which is to pause and resume the game every time I see something missing. That solves the issue momentarily, but it's not a permanent fix. My game lags periodically as well, I'm not sure what causes it, but it just lags every 10 minutes or so. Furthermore, I have not experienced this in the PC version, but it is sometimes challenging to perform tasks in the switch version. I find that there are sweet spots to stand in to perform tasks or the task will not be completed at all and your character will basically do nothing with smoke coming out of his ass (like he's running), even if you hold down the work button. It's extremely annoying knowing that an in-game day is around 7 minutes and I waste a lot of time trying to find that sweet spot. It does not happen often, only in crowded areas, but I do not remember this happening on PC at all because I built everything almost the same on switch. Last thing I want to talk about is the screen resolution. I've encountered some instances where the dialogue will exceed my screen and I can't read the top of the box where it was cut off. This happens in handheld mode and I think the only way to read the full box is to dock the switch. Even the skull at the title screen is cut off most times I log into the game. I obviously don't know a single thing about game development but how does that happen?

    Since I've completed the base game before, I don't have much trouble with crafting or the mechanics in game, but I see the issue here. I had to google a lot of stuff, I even wrote down a cheat sheet for autopsy to get the perfect 12 skull zombie. Beginners would probably struggle with a lot and have to google a lot of things, but I enjoyed looking up and figuring things out, albeit it being annoying at times.

    Now, if this was a review for the PC version, I would probably give it around a 7/10, but the switch version is so poorly optimised and riddled with bugs, I had to give it a lower than average rating. If you want to try out this game, please get it on PC. I would definitely recommend this game to people like me who enjoy games that you can play at your own pace and doesn't really requires skills.
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  6. Jun 3, 2020
    1
    DONT BUY THIS GAME! Its an ok game in itself, but there is good chance your are never going to be able to finish the story/game at all. TheDONT BUY THIS GAME! Its an ok game in itself, but there is good chance your are never going to be able to finish the story/game at all. The devs know about several game breaking bugs, that is already fixed on pc over 6 months ago, but they just abandoned every console release. This kind of game, more than any other, just feels really bad, when you find out that you will never see the end. Buy Stardew valley instead Expand
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    0
    I created an account just to flame this game. I bought it on switch so i could not refund it. I picked it up because I love Stardew Valley, anI created an account just to flame this game. I bought it on switch so i could not refund it. I picked it up because I love Stardew Valley, an amazing game. This was so far off the mark. Movement on the switch is sloppy, tutorials leaves the player wanting and no player should have to stop playing the game to google easy questions like how to make a gravestone or how to make the things to make the gravestone. The game lacks focus. Stardew Valley == gem, Graveyard Keep == Graveyard Stinker. Give this game a hard pass. Expand

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