8. The Graveyard £3.99/$4.99
Now this really is taking the mick big time. Walk the old lady s-l-o-w-l-y in a straight line down the graveyard to the bench, sit her down, then wait and listen to a maudlin song that makes The Smiths sound like Black Lace.
Twenty or so minutes later you walk the old lady out the graveyard, or you can leave her to quietly expire. That's it.
The developers describe it as a "simulation" but, to be fair, don't pretend that it's something that it isn't.
'The Graveyard is a very short computer game. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with poetry and storytelling, but without words.'
Or, indeed, gameplay or anything interesting. On the positive side, if you liked Dinner Date you'll probably love this. Weirdo.
"I am dumbfounded someone is charging $5 for what is nothing more than a concept or demo. A little enraged, too. And very embarrassed it's in my Steam library."
User name: Shalun
"These guys are seriously charging $5 for this garbage? When you look at this store page, you're not watching a trailer. That's a full walkthrough, because that's literally all you can do. You walk in a straight line, sit on a bench, listen to a song with subtitles on, and walk the f**k out. Game over."
User name: Hugh G. Rekshun
"It was all very tragic. By all accounts, grandma went to the cemetery, sat down on a park bench to rest her aching bones, and while listening to a terrible song about the deaths of many other people played by somebody she never really saw, she died. Presumably the terrible song actually did her in."
User name: [slckr]robilar5500
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