Grotesque Tactics is a highly addictive tactical RPG combining elements of popular Western and Asian console RPGs.
User reviews: Mixed (182 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 15, 2010

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Reviews

“This game is an explosion of humor with a knowing wink in all the right places.”
80% – GAMING XP


“The humor is quite refreshing in this normally dead-serious fantasy and tactic genre, and the sophisticated quick combat scenarios are without a doubt sublime.”
81% – DemoNews


“With much blood, sweat and tears and even more humor the player is drawn into the world of the Kingdom of Glory and captured within it.”
80% – Spieletester.com


“Grotesque Tactics is a textbook example indie-gem. [it] has virtues of many blockbuster games: charm, wit and originality.”
75% – Gamestar

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About This Game

Grotesque Tactics is a story driven, satirical RPG with a strategic combat system. A party of 10 anti-heroes are fighting in a grotesque world that combines the features and clichés of Western and Asian Strategy RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics, Heroes of Might & Magic and Fire Emblem.

Grotesque Tactics weaves a humorous storyline and plenty of amusing dialogue, poking fun at some of the most successful RPGs, such as Oblivion, Gothic and Lord of the Rings.

To protect the kingdom from the merciless cult "The Dark Church" which has murdered all of the kingdom’s heroes and knights, you will have to hire dubious soldiers and rescue jealous maidens who will follow you into combat as your groupies.

Features

  • Turn based tactical battles with humorous animations not seen in any RPG
  • Distinctive party members such as the arrogant Holy Avatar, the blood thirsty Vampire Solitaire, the sweet but hot-tempered Angel Angelina and many more
  • Gorgeous village landscapes and dark, sinister dungeons
  • Scantily dressed maidens to be freed from the grasp of merciless monsters
  • Enormous, highly detailed and very angry end bosses
  • Classical RPG elements: quests, treasures, trade, leveling up and out¬fitting a party of unique heroes
  • Enjoyable multiple choice dialogues and conversation puzzles in the style of classic adventure games, such as Monkey Island or Maniac Mansion

*In chess, a Grotesque is a problem or endgame study which features a particularly unlikely initial position, especially one in which White fights with a very small force against a much larger black army. Grotesques are generally intended to be humorous.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compatible with shader model 2.0 (nVidia GeForce 5/FX/ATI Radeon 9500 Series/ATI X700 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700MB
    • Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
There aren't many grid-style movement, tactical, turn-based rpgs like this. There are a good handful, but by no means are there many compared to other similar genres. This is a pretty great game if you are a fan of the genre. If you aren't that big of a fan of the genre, then this may not be a good game for you. The thing is: this game is technically a parody rpg. However, ironically, it winds up being a pretty good game in the genre it is trying to parody-- even though it is pretty simple and minimalistic.

So the game doesn't have very much depth in the departments of tactics or rpg elements-- which many other games of the genre do have. Each character is a set "class" and only learns 2 "spells", you don't chose them. There are only really one set of weapons/armor for each character that you acquire through the game. The story is linear and there are no choices. But even without all that depth the game is still charming in its own right. Everyone has a set class with set abilities, so it takes a lot of the tactical aspects of party formation out of the game which many other games of the genre have, but you still have to plan your actions on the battle-grid accordingly, so there are some tactical decisions to be made-- just mostly only on the battlefield.

You need to go into the game understanding its supposed to be simple and whimsical and then you can enjoy it for what it is.

The characters are purposefully cliche and it works out in a charming way. And even though the tactical elements are minimalistic, it fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the game. The story, and the way the events occur are also purposefully cliche in a charming way. The graphics and sounds are fitting with the game, nothing jaw dropping but nothing jarring. Importantly, the game seems to work just fine-- I think I only had one crash in 12 hours. The game is just fun, simply-- especially to a fan of the genre itching for a novel experience...

So even though this game is just a "parody," and therefor is simplistic compared to others in the genre-- its a welcome addition to a small list of games to a true fan of an amazing genre.
Posted: October 11
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx81HN2IV1k&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Grotesque Tactics is a turn-based strategy parody, that pokes fun
of other standard RPG games. The music is done very well, and keeps the
pace and atmosphere of the game. Each character represents some form
of a classic hero; be it the warrior, archer, or mage, but does an
excellent job of augmenting the comedic aspects of each one.

The controls and interface are sleek and well done, and I found
the gear progresses with the player in a very balanced way. Tactically,
the game is good for a novice turn based strategist, but the story
appeals to everyone.

One unique twist is the obsession meter, which when filled, the
hero reacts in an unexpected way that may cause damage to anyone. The
combat is simple, but the dialogue is entertaining and intriguing.

The characters and story parody other RPG's in an entertaining
manner, and I enjoyed playing this game. I never felt my time was wasted,
and I can easily recommend this game.

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Posted: September 29
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
it's been a pretty acceptable ride so far for $2.50, but you can tell the quality isn't going to blow you away. some jokes run on for a bit too long as well, but again for $2.50 i do not regret it. how on earth did they manage to get a semi decent texture artist and a semi deent modeler, but a total ♥♥♥♥ 2d artist to draw the character profile images? they are totally out of style with the rest of the game. why not just use high quality bust portraits of the character models?
Posted: August 7
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Strange but appealing turned based strategy game (think disciples 3 battle system) with a story happening around the encounters. Weird and mostly funny sense of humor. 8/10
Posted: May 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
What can i say about this game? It tries to be a comedy, and it's actually very funny.

The history is very simple, the graphics aren't good, the battle system can be a little confusing, it has some bugs and crash from time to time.

So, why am i recommending this game?

Even with it's problems, this game is very fun to play.
The characters are unique, different personalities, some based on stereotypes.
There are jokes and references all around this game, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Lord of the Rings and others.
If you don't care about the graphics and the gameplay looked interesting for you, you can give it a shot.
Try looking for a discount or a bundle if you liked.
Posted: September 30
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