Reviews "Grotesque is fun, the gamplay is absolutely solid, it's funny, the writing is top-notch. It's a game for gamer-geeks. Genuinely fun and addictive gameplay." - Elder-Geek.com, Worth Buying
"Ironically discriminatory against every minority and majority imaginable, this game is an explosion of humor with a knowing wink in all the right places." - GAMING XP, 80%
"Very few games are as tongue-in-cheek as Grotesque Tactics." GDN, 8/10
"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." - DemoNews, 81%
"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." - Spieletester.com, 80%
"Grotesque Tactics is a textbook example indie-gem. [...it]has virtues of many blockbuster games: charm, wit and originality." - Gamestar, 75%
About the 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.
Turn based tactical battles with humorous animations not seen in any other RPG
Enjoyable multiple choice dialogues and conversational puzzles in the style of Monkey Island or Deathspank
Distinctive party members such as the arrogant Holy Avatar, the blood thirsty vampire Solitaire, the sweet but hot-tempered angel Angelina and many more.
Scantily-clad maidens yearning to be freed from the grasp of merciless monsters
Gorgeous village landscapes and dark, sinister dungeons
Enormous, highly-detailed and very angry bosses
Classical RPG elements: quests, treasures, trade, leveling up and outfitting a party of unique heroes
Operating system: Windows XP / 2000 / Vista / 7
Processor:: 2 GHz CPU Memory: 512 MB RAM (XP) / 1,5 GB Ram (Vista, 7)
Graphics card: Direct X 9.0c compatible with shader model 2.0 (nVidia GeForce 5 / FX // ATI Radeon 9500 Serie / ATI X700 oder besser)
Disc space: 1 GB of free disc space
Sound: Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support