Grotesque Tactics 2 – Dungeons and Donuts
In this successor to the celebrated RPG-parody Grotesque Tactics, you will experience an ironic story-driven RPG with humorous dialogue-puzzles in the style of Monkey Island.
User reviews: Mixed (114 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 21, 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.

System Requirements

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The game has some pretty funny references, nice jokes and charismatic characters, but is pestered by bugs, the battles are boring and not very challenging, and the camera view is problematic. Only recomended if you are a truly fan of turn based strategy games with nothing else to do. It could have been a great game with a little more polishing.
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58 of 79 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 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.
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 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!
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Nothing too revolutionary here, but a solid game for the price, I enjoy games that make fun of themselves.
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 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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