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Dec 1, 2011

Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts Reviews and more

Based on 5 critics - Overal Score: 45 / 100

GameInfo: 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.

Critic Score

Dealspwn Creating a parody game is very risky. On the one hand, poking fun at gaming culture and clich├ęs guarantees a ready-made and cynical audience, but most manage to spectacularly fail simply because they fall into the very same annoying habits that they attempt to mock. Parody only works from a position of strength, and the likes of Deathspank, Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard and even Bulletstorm didn't manage to quite pull it off. Over the last few years, only Magicka and Cthulhu Saves The World have succeeded where so many have faltered... as well as an unassuming PC title called Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes. Can lightning strike twice? Read Full Review

Invision Game Community Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons and Donuts is the direct sequel to Grotesque Tactics. Created by Headup Games, Grotesque Tactics is a turn based role playing game, set in the fantasy kingdom of Glory. Grotesque Tactics sets itself apart from the bog standard RPG, by setting itself as a parody of the standard RPG and fantasy game. Read Full Review

NoobFeed Daav from takes one of his favorite indie titles to the back of the barn, with pain in the heart. Grotesque Tactics was once a solid underground title, but Dungeons & Donuts is a broken mess, which clouds it from it former glory. Fun? Perhaps; but it will be extremely frustrating just to discover it, which sort of defeats the purpose. Read Full Review

Indie Review Grotesque Tactics 2 is a satirical exercise in RPG fare and favours parody over serious RPG substance. The game is a turn-based RPG with a basic tactical battle system. It is befitting of any type of player both casual and hardcore. Read Full Review

VGW There are certainly many games burdened by poor writing, failed attempts at humor, or budget-restricted design, but what really tanks Grotesque Tactics 2 is that cheap, Euro-import, unfinished vibe that comes as result of saves that won’t load, desktop crashes, freezes, characters that can’t be selected, quest items that don’t appear in inventory, inventory that can’t be used,etc. There’s also a fine line between a game that riffs on some of the tropes of the genre, and a lazy game that is just a series of cliches masquerading as some sort of knowing, insider joke. Some “bad” games are fun, despite their flaws. Grotesque Tactics 2: not so much. Read Full Review



Genre: Strategy, Indie, RPG, Adventure
Developer: Silent Dreams , Headup Games
Publisher: Meridian4
Release Date: 21 Nov 2011


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