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... ...
User reviews: Mixed (70 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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"It has dark humor, it's unexpected and most of the time gets really wrong in more ways. That is awesome and be prepared for some "sexy times"."
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Reviews

“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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Holy Avatar vs Maidens of the Dead is the hilarious spin off to "grotesque tactics"
Most partymembers of the grotesque titles have an appearance in this spin off. (sadly drake is not there)
This time you play the mighty halfgod HolyAvatar himself, this alone is worth the 10$/€ pricetag.

As it is a spin off: it has about 4-6 hours playtime (original ones had ~10h-14h)

The story is hilarious as the other parts and has the same quality overall filled with jokes (most fun as always: the german original version, although there is no english sound in this one so that might make not that much of an difference this time ^-^)
This Spin off is way "easier" (although some mobs realy hit harder so the fights themselves are more or less the same) and shorter than the previous titles, then again it is just a game for its story and its holy avatarishness.
(For example after every fight your characters get resurrected and heal hp, mana, and their skills (as well as ultimates) reset. Thats why the game, after you got the ultimate skills has a huge powerspike for you and you can actually kill everything realy quick running from mobs to mobs without delay of having to heal, which makes it easier.

I so hope there will come a Grotesque Tactics 3 soon.

So im gonna finish this review quickly, else i will get eaten by zombies for writing a review/critic (although nothing to say bad about). ^-^ [gamers who played the game will get it]

HolyAvatar/10
(10/10 actually although the original series is better)

For those who the price tag appears to be too high, wait for a sale and best get the whole series.
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32 of 36 people (89%) 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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37 of 47 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Holy Avatar? - Holy s*** is this man sexistic and political incorrect.
The dark humor of this game is strange, but also unique. Imagine Holy Avatar comes with 3 of his favourite girls back to Holy Island to relax, which is btw a tropical island full of virgin slaves, goblins and elfes. First decision: Put on your red swimsuits and help me fighting the deadly hugging lovebears. So far so good.
Who's this guy with long blonde hair growing til his back, bearded + dark sunglasses? Idk but somehow he's is very very cool. Ah yes the story begins, when some of the island virgins transform into zombies. But how worse the situation will come and people are really dying here ... Holy Avatar has everytime a good story to tell or laughing about the stupidity of his virgin friends. There's a lot of cliche and accidently sexy moments happen during the story. Do you like giggeling babes that you must protect with your life? And they are so grateful to you ...
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31 of 37 people (84%) 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Despite some awkard controls and low frame rates (despite the fact that my system is pretty darned fast), this is a fun RPG. The tile-based, turn-based combat is satisfying. The characters are charming and fun, despite and because of their silly dialog. Not a bad way to spend a few dollars.
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