Grotesque Tactics 2 – Dungeons and Donuts
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User reviews: Mixed (92 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 21, 2011

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Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Final Fantasy XIII and Arcania reference, just in one mini side quest. Awesome.
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43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
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 =)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
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.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Tons of fun! I really enjoy the humor and finding that elusive doughnut.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
this game... not as good as the previous in the series... still entertaining enough... good for passing time, mediocre comedy.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is a bit on the wierd side but pretty damn funny and hijinks galore I recommend this a lot
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Tactics 1 was much better than this.. controls are a bit clunky but at least it's a lot more funnier than first and graphics seems.. "Grotesque"...
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Boring, unimaginative quests, childish humour .... well okay we can forgive the childish humour as that is what this series of games revolves around but this particular title is a step backwards. The graphics are better than GT1 as you would expect and the characters are voice acted which is a nice addition to the English version of the game but that's it as far as forward momentum is concerned. The rest of the game bogs down in the mire of run here and there and gather this and that to make this that xyz character wants before he ZZzzzzzzzz!! See what I'm getting at? As if that wasn't enough there are a great many game breaking bugs that seemingly strike at random, such as quests not completing for one person while working for another etc. The result is that only the very very few will be able to complete the game as the majority will hit a brick wall somewhere along the line that is impossible to get past. By the way, that bloody awful camera that plagued GT1 is alive and well. Sorry but I just can't give this game a thumbs up.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
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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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
A pile of bugs. You can't make a game around humor if the player encounters a plotstopper every other hour.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Buggy and just generally not an enjoyable game. The "humor" is bland. The voice acting is pretty bad. The graphics are ok. I'm not too sure about the story because I just couldn't play the game long before getting annoyed by the bugs and voice acting, but it seemed to be going nowhere fast. Sorry guys, better luck next time.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
really struggled with this game, maybe because i'm not a heavy pc user but the controls seemed dodgy and the screen was never at the right size no matter how much I adjusted the settings. waste of my money.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Rubbish just pure rubbish
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Nothing too revolutionary here, but a solid game for the price, I enjoy games that make fun of themselves.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
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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22 of 29 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 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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