Following the success of the RPG-Parody Grotesque Tactics franchise, comes a spin-off nestled in the heart of a tropical zombie bevvy of beauties against the greatest hero of them all, conveniently titled: Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead As the story goes... ...
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Mixed (87 reviews) - 57% of the 87 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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“His semidevine humble self is in it!”
2 thumbs up – Holy Avatar

“He's in it!”
100% Dreamy – Guild of Maidens... Maiden...of the Guild

“Uuuuuuuuuurrrr”
I luv Brainz – Dead Maiden

Feature List

  • Brilliant RPG parody writing (or at least a parody of writing for RPGs)
  • Updated cell-shaded graphics
  • Zombie women - who don't look a day over deceased
  • Fixed camera with advanced dramedy
  • Tropical island themed HUD
  • Caribbean style Soundtrack
  • Exciting round-based battles
  • An Island of Zombies
  • Wide range of flesh dripping quests
  • Difficulty ranges for beginners and veterans alike
  • In-depth Skill Tree System
  • And yes…still more Zombies

About This Game

Following the success of the RPG-Parody Grotesque Tactics franchise, comes a spin-off nestled in the heart of a tropical zombie bevvy of beauties against the greatest hero of them all, conveniently titled: Holy Avatar vs. Maidens of the Dead

As the story goes...

...after the last great battle, our hero Holy Avatar decides to grab a little R&R with his Guild of Maidens on a Caribbean island he recently purchased and renamed “Holy Island”.

Upon arrival on the beach, he makes a gruesome discovery; numerous dead maidens, horribly mutilated, are scattered all over the island and what’s worse, they’re not staying dead! Holy Avatar must put down his mai tai and investigate this strange and unsettling turn of events. New adventures, new hazards and, did we mention the zombies… await our hero and his companions inside the dense woods and caves of this once idyllic island.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2,2 Ghz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 5 / FX / ATI Radeon 9500 Serie / ATI X700 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
If Duke Nukem got his own RPG set in a fantasy world in the mid 00's, this would be it.

More stereotyping of demographics than Tumblr, less pop culture references than Magicka, and sexual innuendo on-par with a Louis C.K. skit. Still had fun, for what it's worth. Cheap voice actors probably would have helped immensely.

Only bother if you desperately want a shallow, simple RPG to kill a few hours (and even then I'm sure there are many other, better options out there.)
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
7-9 hours of gameplay
fun rpg
And really Funny
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
This game could be quite fun but is impossible to play due to the number of quest breaking glitches.

First level I was unable to move to the second level after defeating the final mob. I restarted a fresh game & on the second try it worked only for the second level to glitch where the vines you must cut vanished & I was unable to move on. Restarted the game again & passed only to encounter another game breaking glitch.

Cannot recommend.
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
As a spin-off Holy Avatar vs... stays true to the formula presented by Grotesque Tactics: That is, it is a light-hearted and funny Strategy RPG. As with GT this one refers to many popular games and laughs are around every corner. The major difference from the main series however, is the fact that the player this time controls "his semidevine humble self Holy Avatar" directly on his quest to rid his holiday island from a zombie maiden infested plague.

Gameplay wise, this game keeps it simple. The story and progression is linear most of the time. Only when one is mid-way through the story, order of completing some quests becomes optional.

The battle system will be immediately familiar and proofs to be not very deep. It is clearly not aiming for hardcore S-RPG players, which means even below-average skilled players like me can win the battles and enjoy the story.

In the end I can recommend this one to everybody who enjoyed GT 1 & 2, because you will definitely have a good time here.
The same goes for newcomers who are looking for a parody of popular games and familiar gaming cliches. Just don't expect too much of challenge!!
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2014
I'm a bit on the fence about recommending this in general... but as far as continuing the series goes, this game is fit for fans of the first 2 games. It is exactly what you would expect in the GT series (humor and all things considered).

The only difference is that the game is much shorter than the other 2 and way more linear.

Here are a few observations:

- The environment is a lot more vibrant thanks to the cell shading and the tropical theme. It's a shame that the game was so short.
- Not much has changed as far as the hud/interface goes. I expected a more refined design seeing as this is the 3rd game in the series.
- The game was too easy. Even with the difficulty slider, there's not a huge leap in content difficulty.

As you can see, I don't have a lot to say about the game. It was just way too short in my opinion. As I already mentioned, this game brings more of the same from the first 2 games. That's why despite the not so awesome review, I can still strongly recommend it to people who liked and completed the other games in the series.
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