Grotesque Tactics 2 – Dungeons and Donuts
In deze opvolger van de gevierde RPG-parodie Grotesque Tactics ervaar je een ironische verhaalgedreven RPG met humoristische dialoogpuzzels in de stijl van Monkey Island.
Gebruikersrecensies: Verdeeld (102 recensies)
Releasedatum: 21 nov 2011

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Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts is the successor to the celebrated RPG-parody Grotesque Tactics. Experience an ironic story-driven RPG with humorous dialogue-puzzles in the style of Monkey Island as well as a strategic combat system, where your party members are controlled simultaneously.


Our story starts as the citizens of the Kingdom of Glory celebrate their victory over the Dark Church. While in the catacombs of their former enemies, their revelry is disturbed by a sudden all-encompassing fog. The citizens wrapped by the fog disappear screaming into nothing. Those that remain alive after the strange attack, barricade themselves in the depths of the catacombs. As time passes, food becomes scarce and the people of the Kingdom of Glory begin to realize that they might all meet their demise. The ‘heroic’ Knights of Glory, shady mercenaries and the arrogant high elves band together into guilds in order to survive and escape the dank catacombs. Unfortunately, the guilds are far too concerned with their distaste for each other and are oblivious to the awakening of dark forces in the dungeons below…

Key features:

  • Experience the thrilling, deadly and sometimes humorous turn-based combat.
  • Join up with comrades-in-arms and create your own guild to help defeat the mighty bosses.
  • Play babysitter as you alleviate conflict amongst your party, so they attack the enemy and not each other.
  • Each guild member has a talent tree to improve and specialize their skills after your advancements.
  • You can choose from three different factions; the High Elves, the Mercenary Guild or the Kingdom of Glory.
  • Each faction has an alternate ending depending on decisions made in the game.
  • The story pokes fun at the RPG genre and popular games, such as Oblivion, Gothic and LOTR.
  • Become a successful Guild Master by collecting gold and improving your reputation.
  • Food is rare and has become the new currency - collect food, learn to cook and woo survivors to your side with delicious meals such as hippie grub, spider salami, or the zombie cocktail!
  • Different levels of difficulty make sure that both beginners and experts will enjoy the game.

Systeemeisen

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard disk space: 1GB
    • Video:Direct X 9.0c compatible with shader model 2.0 (nVidia GeForce 5/FX/ATI Radeon 9500 Series/ATI X700 or better)
    • Sound:Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
Nuttige klantrecensies
11 van de 11 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
41.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 augustus 2014
I love this game, I just started playing it and can't stop. I love the story and I also love the characters in th game, also I love the funny humor sayings through out the game. I probably would have not tired this game, if it was not on sale. One, being I never heard of it and second I might have not tired it out. But it is very well worth the money and it is even better if it is on sale. This is the best game I brought so far for only 2 bucks. I am very happy. The only thing I really don't like is that there is no mini map. The dungeons are easy to navigate through but in were the princess is, it is a bit confusing on where you have been or not and it does suck that there is no way points to tell you really where to go or start with first. But I guess you just got to read them and pay attention to the people you talk to and what they say and you should be fine. I really recommend the game especially for people who love rpgs. I love rpgs and this one of them I like so far.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
12 van de 13 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
15.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 november 2014
It's a game that seems to lack a bit of polish, the only big problems I had were follower AI and some quests bugging out near the end of the game. But overall it was an enjoyable experience that reminded me of classic RPG's.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
13 van de 16 mensen (81%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
17.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 augustus 2014
The game starts out very good and sadly gets worse over the duration.

+ Fun dialogues (mostly)
+ loveable characters
+ interesting combat

- lots of bugs that render (side)quests unable to play
- Game cant keep up with the great first hour of gaming...
- Some dialogues in the game are not translated and thus produce an error.
- Combat ist not challenging at all. Not dying even once during the whole game is very likely.

Considering the extremley low price, this game makes for some great fun while waiting for better games =)
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
10 van de 11 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
31.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 augustus 2014
Really enjoyed the first one, which I bought on sale, so when I saw this, though the initial price a bit expensive for a light hearted parody game. Stuck it on my wish list and was delighted pick this and the third title up for pactically nothing. I did not see any of the flaws mentioned in the negative reviews. You need a developed sense of humour for this game, preferably some experience of playing classic JRPG's in the nineties or even eighties. If you like call of duty & grand theft auto, you probably will find this is over your head, so don't buy it. Excellent fun.
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8 van de 8 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
17.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 augustus 2014
Tons of fun! I really enjoy the humor and finding that elusive doughnut.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
28.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 december 2014
As much as I liked the first Grotesque Tactics game and recommended it, I cannot recommend this one. As a sequel it's just too unpolished. It should have been an improvement on the first game. I don't think it was.

The path finding is awful. Sometimes I find the hero bouncing around between his own teammates instead of moving. It happens enough to be annoying. Uncontrolled members run off in the opposite direction and start combats. There's no way you can stop them.

More annoying, however, is the lack or direction and description in quests. The quest journal is unorganized and minimalistic at best. Some people might prefer seeking out and talking to every single NPC again when trying to advance the story line. I don't. So this might just be personal preference, but there are a few quests that don't even tell you where to go. In others the area is named incorrectly. I searched several areas before I found the right one.

It's probably better the second time through. I might try it again now that I know where to go.

If you are really a fan of the first game you'll probably still like it. I have to give it a thumbs down, though, as a disappointment.
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6 van de 9 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
16.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 november 2014
Final Fantasy XIII and Arcania reference, just in one mini side quest. Awesome.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
7 van de 14 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 september 2014
Ok, the jokes are cool. The dialogues are funny, the non-sense and reference to humor is present, but...

But the game isn't that moving at all. After a feel minutes, you get bored of the repetition.
Also, Im pretty sure my GPU card can hold the game easily, but... Still have to turn down settings in order to flow better.

Not a well developed game in a matter of video settings. And, yes my drivers are up to date.
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54 van de 72 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 juli 2014
Can I just point out that I played this offline for a few days so Steam hasn't recorded the fact that I've actually put about 10h into this game


Hmmm. I played the 1st one, out of desperation - it was the only game I had installed on my PC that I hadn't clocked, and that was unlocked - didn't need an online key for - in a week where I had no internet. It was fine, passable. It had it's flaws, but it was passable.

This particular installation, however, I am sorry that it is not. I liked the corny story of the first one - except for the ending where you get killed by a freaking mushroom in a cutscene thing . That part of the story was meant to be corny irony, but they didn't really pull it off.

Pros:
The graphics are much better, and the maidens really are something to look at now. Thumbs up for that.

Cons:

They took everything that worked in v1, and messeed with it.

There is tons of back-and-forth in these missions, they are less linear - where you would be transported to an area with a defined goal in the first, now you have to keep going back to places you have already visited repeatedly to unock a tiny bit more of the map at a time, usually by talking to some guy and doing something with the last guy so that you can talk to the next guy. I got tedious at about the point that I quit.

The control scheme is ruined. It's harder to navigate. This is merely a side-effect of...

They changed the camera angle. Now you can rotate the camera, but you can see less (the camera is too close) with a more isometric / top down view, you feel really restricted after playing the previous game. It's painful.

The story is long winded and drawn out. With the first it was always just action action action - back to base to heal - teleport to some more bad guys - Now it's go back to the other side of the map, talk to some girl, got tot eh other side of the map, talk to some other girl, steal her chicken, go to the other side of the map, hug some trees, go to the other side of the map, cook the chicken, go to the other side of the map, talk to some girl and give her the cooked chicken, go to the middle of the map, talk to some girl to join your party, go back to the tree hugging place, talk to some girl... Oh goody! a mission!

I only discovered halfway through the 1st game that there are a limited number of potions in the world... that is to say, once you have bought the shop (wizard) out, that's it, you can't get any more. I discovered this just in time to really start conserving them for the invetible boss-battle. So glad I did. If i'd had none, at the final boss I'd have needed to have replayed the entire game again, conserving health as best I could. That would'a happened, sure. Same messed up scheme here.

OH THIS IT THE WORST PART: The battles where you have to protect some NPC - So you get into a fight, right? (yeah, finally). but you gotta take this gimp with you that you have no control over. He is an idiot, too. He rushes in headlong in some random direction, and if you don't keep up with him, he'll go in 1v6 Solo, and die:Game Over -Try Agia. If you do keep up with him, he'll rush in and try and play meatshield so you gotta take out the guys he's fighting. but as soon as you do, he will rush straght for the next batch. Remember that some of your strongest guys in your party are very slow (can move very few tiles per turn) and the more you protect him (kill the guys doing damage to him) the further from your best characters he runs, making it harder and harder to fight these... Oh he's dead:Game Over - Try Again. That is of course presuming that you can follow him at all - when he starts goig for it, you don't even always know where he runs off to - the fight may be over several screen-widths, and you may be trying to move one of the slower characters up toward the battle when it's won, so he rushes off on his own, you don't even see where he goes, so you run foward to find him only for him to have doubled back and gone the other way... on his own... This wouldn't be quite so bad if it didn't swicth between a free-roam mode when out of combat and a turn-based mode when in combat. I can't be bothered explaining why, except that he can get into trouble faster than you can get to him. Yay.

That's pretty much all that I can think of at the moment, but the combination of drivel, tedious and unexciting mini-missions, restricted camera views, and scuicidal NPC's in battles are what broke it for me.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
25 van de 29 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari 2014
Nothing too revolutionary here, but a solid game for the price, I enjoy games that make fun of themselves.
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22 van de 24 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
17.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 februari 2014
The first Grotesque Tactics was an amusing combination of Tactics and RPG with gaming satire. If you enjoyed the first, I think you will really like this one as well; it carries with it pretty much everything you may have liked and in fact improves upon the graphics, adds fully voiced dialogue (which I thought was surprisingly well done), familiar as well as new characters, new and more abilities and accessories, and lots of new places to explore and monsters to battle. Really the only thing I thought was a downgrade was that the camera feels zoomed in closer, but it is still manageable and you can rotate it freely at least. Definitely recommend!
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
25 van de 32 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
22.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 december 2013
A fun take on RPG tropes.
Quite hilarious, slightly sexist, but otherwise entertaining.

Requires knowledge of many RPGs such as Final Fantasy Tactics to enjoy.
Worth getting on sale.
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11 van de 12 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
20.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari 2012
Grotesque Tactics 2 is a worthy successor to GT1, a game I really enjoyed because of it's humor and the fact that being a Straretgy RPG, it wasn't too hard to play at all.
GT2 continues being funny, though it's not just a parody anymore, but a full fledged RPG on its own. One has to admit though that the turn-based battles may be too easy at times, but what keeps up the enjoment I had, were nice colorful characters and the fun the game made of popular RPG themse (e.g."heroes amnesia"). Of course, a lot more fun is there for those who played the first one, but after all I think it can be enjoyed on it's own.

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12 van de 14 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 maart 2013
A very humorous game poking fun at all the traditional RPG cliches. Also... female armor! >=3
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9 van de 9 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
26.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 december 2011
the 2nd game is as good as the first one, BUT i think the English dub of the game is less fun than the german one (the angel rages in the german one sometimes, in the english it sounds more like "omg i don´t want to say the same thing twice, lets sound bored", the game is a german one and in the english dub, most fun parts are not funny. (i think it is the same in the 1st one)

anyway, the game is fun in english and in german.

BUY the 2 games if u want a realy good fun strategy/roleplay game
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
10 van de 11 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
58.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 december 2011
Improved gameplay, plus the stereotipical humor drips sardonic from your system's speakers thanks to the unexpected, yet oh so welcome, voice acting. Sure the dialogue was funny in GT1, but the voiced characters have individual personalities.

Basically, if you liked or haven't played GT1, GT2 has been a fresh take on the turn-based/RPG style that seems worth $upporting. Enjoy.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
10 van de 11 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 2011
GT is back and as funny as ever. This time fully voice acted in English. Continue Cake's adventures as he sets out to save the Kingdom of Glory once again in a world filled with videogame parodies, maidens and a complete lack of fourth wall. Is Holy Avatar still there? Why of course! His semidivine Humble Self has formed his own exlusive female only guild, the Holy Avatar Fan Club. ^^ What are you waiting for? You're playing Skyrim? Pffft. Why so serious?
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9 van de 10 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 maart 2012
This is a Tactics RPG, and one of the funniest ones I've played.
Lots of funny gags poking fun at pop culture and other genres...
lots of voice acting too to keep it fresh so far my favorite is
Deacon the duel weilding black mecernary that speaks sorta ghetto... and he's afraid of spiders :D
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9 van de 10 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 december 2011
if your after something tongue in cheek .. then this is the game for you!!
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9 van de 10 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
14.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 september 2013
Really good parody of games of the era. Loads of fun.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig