Graveyard Keeper is a management simulator where the user takes on the responsibilities of up-keeping a graveyard whilst running errands for the town folk to find a way to get back home.
Whilst playing the game, you will gradually gain points by completing tasks, these points will be used to upgrade and unlock items in your skill tree which are necessary for progression. Red points are collected through manual work, green points are collected through the means of performing tasks in nature and finally blue points are rewarded for faith and intelligence tasks. One major disadvantage to this system is the lack of intelligence tasks to perform, causing the player to have to grind endlessly in order to work their way through the skill tree.
Each character will have their own quest-line which further down the line will rely on another characters quest-line. This kind of delays the game as all quests will have to be completed at the same time to ensure you aren’t waiting a while to progress further. However, as certain characters such as the Priest are only around for one day per week, this can lead to some delays before turning in a quest. In the mean time, there are plenty of tasks that can be completed to fill in for the time, the character can farm for resources such as Iron, Wood and Stone which are used to forge tools and create items that will assist you in your mission.
Not only does this game offer a relaxing management moment, a sector of the game pits the player in a dungeon where several floors must be cleared, each growing in difficulty from the last. Every 5 floors awards the player with an item which aids to progress the player through Snakes quest-line whilst also adding something new to the game.
All in all, Graveyard Keeper is a great relaxing game to spend an hour or two per day on, however, over time the quest rewards don’t outweigh the grind to complete them.