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March 3rd, 2010, 12:00
It looks like Silent Dreams has released Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes in German, and the English version is dated for April.
This thread has the full details (scroll down) - apparently the game was released on February 22nd without enough fanfare to reach our ears. The game is 20 Euro and there is a (German) demo available. As an interesting side detail, apparently Grotesque Tactics was programmed by Carsten Edenfeld, a former lead from Piranha Bytes on the Gothic series. There's also a v.1.0.0.3 patch available.
If you've forgotten the details, Grotesque Tactics is a humorous, turn-based strat-RPG - here's a new trailer. The project has started to help fund further development on their more ambitious RPG project.
For English readers, this thread says they should have the localisation done for April, as mentioned.
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March 3rd, 2010, 12:00
I hope the ingame text is better edited than their newsposts
I guess I should try the demo if I have some time.
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Too bad it's only online.

I'd buy it at retail for that price right away just to support them.

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March 3rd, 2010, 12:30
If it's as much to support them, why not do it anyway?

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March 3rd, 2010, 14:13
If it's true turn-based, I'd like to hear more about it from the German contingent.

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March 3rd, 2010, 22:23
The first review says the game is decent.
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March 4th, 2010, 09:05
Hi guys I played the german demo and I like this game. I will buy the game, when I get my new Pay Pal account. xD
This RPG surprises me, cause its different. It's a RPG parody, but also has an interesting storyline with a nice tactic combat system. I like those crazy characters in the game.
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March 4th, 2010, 10:38
I am very curious about this game! What is the tactic turn-based combat like? do you have a party of characters?
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Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
I am very curious about this game! What is the tactic turn-based combat like? do you have a party of characters?
That was exactly what I was going to ask. Seems to me from part of the video that if not a full party, at least you can have one companion (and if so, don't see why you couldn't have more). Looks interesting indeed.
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March 4th, 2010, 17:12
I'm rather certain you ultimately have a team in a typical fashion with interactions and whatnot considering the earlier trailers and written pieces….each various lampoons on stock tropes IIRC.
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March 4th, 2010, 17:29
I think there were 2 titles. Grotesque Tactics has a turn-based strategy combat system like Heroes of Might & Magic. But Tactics is a RPG title, you dont buy armies but you recruit a lot of party members and control all of them.
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March 4th, 2010, 19:21
I have a solution for the demo.
Go into the setting folder and open the 2 files with notepad+ (config.xml and default.xml). Search German and change it by English, you save and the game is in english ( more or less.)
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There is a small German-language discussion about it at Larian's :
http://www.larian.com/forums/ubbthre…768#Post318768

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
There is a small German-language discussion about it at Larian's :
http://www.larian.com/forums/ubbthre…768#Post318768
From what I could discern from the google translation, doesn't seem like the game is too good. It's short (poster finished it in 15 hours). Supposedly the tactical options are not that good either. On the plus side, it has funny moments. But again, this was what I got from reading the google translation. (The game was supposed to be released in 2006 originally, and the current game seems to be very different than the original plan or something)
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March 6th, 2010, 10:25
Seems they've found a publisher. A boxed version will come in May. The full voice-overs will be made available as DLC for customers of the DL version.
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Ah ! Nice !

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Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Too bad it's only online.

I'd buy it at retail for that price right away just to support them.
On-line only? Why?
I thought I could play it on my notebook while travelling (without an internet connection).
Are we sure it's on-line only?

I see they put a link on the site and it's possible to buy the game.
Is it the german version or it's english too?
I found on the net that it's possible to download the demo and change the .ini file to obtain an almost full english translated game. Maybe the english translated versione is just on sale?

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I meant with "online" the method of purchasing the game.

No hardcopies, then. No CDs or DVDs, then.

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April 7th, 2010, 17:29
Ok. Thanks for the explanation.
I think I'll buy it. I hope they'll release an english version soon.

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