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Grave Keeper review for Nintendo Switch


Platform: Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Forever Entertainment
Developer: Ultimate Games / MegaPixel Studio
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: No
ESRB: T

About a month ago, I reviewed a game called Trouserheart, and at the time I honestly couldn’t imagine playing a more generic hack & slash game. Turns out I’m not that imaginative, because Grave Keeper makes Trouserheart seem like the most original, revolutionary thing ever.

Like, at least Trouserheart had a bit of a sense of humor to slightly elevate it the tiniest bit above average. Grave Keeper doesn’t even have that. Playing as a knight, you hack and slash your way through 30 levels of exactly 15 enemies each, and after every fifth level you fight a boss. Level 31 is the Skeleton King…and once you beat him, it sends you back to level 1 to start over again.

There’s a story, but it’s barebones and inconsequential. The weapons are nothing interesting. The environments run all the way from dungeon to graveyard. You’ll be able to get from level 1 to level 31 in under an hour.

What I’m getting at is that there’s nothing that makes Grave Keeper in any way memorable. It’s not even bad. It’s just there, a game that’ll fill space on your memory card and give you nothing of value in return. There’s really no reason why you should even think about picking it up when you could play literally anything else instead.

Forever Entertainment provided us with a Grave Keeper Switch code for review purposes.

Grade: D+