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South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC) - Review
2 days ago
Excerpt: Many people are aware of South Park. It's undeniably one of the most controversial TV shows around, and that's why I like it. Because of my love for the show, I was really excited when Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced that they were working on a video game based on the controversial cartoon, but we live in a time of awful licensed games that absolutely milk their respective franchises, so I was at best cautiously optimistic.
Excerpt: In South Park: The Stick of Truth you start out as a new kid with a forgotten past. Your parents encourage… no…wait, they pretty much force you to go out and make some new friends. When you talk to people in this game, they may add you as a friend on their (virtual) Facebook page. This is a good way to keep up on what’s going on in the small Colorado town.
Excerpt: Much like the beloved TV show, South Park: The Stick of Truth is ridiculous, over-the-top, and crude. It's also painfully funny and just a little bit poignant. South Park has taken its shots at the world of video games before, but never with this kind of reverence. At the same time, the game is a celebration of seventeen seasons of the show, drawing references from fan favorites across the entire span of its run.
Conclusion: Cards on the table time: not since Rocksteady's Batman Arkham games has a developer so successfully made such an amazing title out of a licensed property, one that not only is a perfect South Park game but an incredible RPG as well. It may not offer you tons of choices or a gigantic open-world like The Witcher 3 or Dragon Age: Inquisition will probably end up doing, but already they have a challenger for RPG of the year as far as I'm concerned.
Excerpt: The Stick of Truth should be every South Park fan's dream: arriving in town as generic new kid, players quickly find a self-aware RPG with a distinct Elder Scrolls/Game of Thrones vibe. As is tradition, events escalate and sinister forces descend upon the quiet mountain town, leaving more than just the titular stick at stake. At a glance it's visually indistinguishable from the show, the lack of HUD a shrewd choice.
South Park: The Stick of Truth Review: Come on down and meet some friends of mine
4 March 2014
Excerpt: It goes without saying that if you aren't a fan of crude humor and childish antics, South Park is a show you should avoid. The same can be said of its new video game spin-off, South Park: The Stick of Truth . Anal probing, Nazi zombies, abortions -- these are just a few of the wildly inappropriate topics you'll come across while playing. And as a long time fan of the show, I loved it.
Excerpt: The Simpsons already did it, but it can suck South Park's middle finger. Take a deep breath: South Park: The Stick of Truth is only 13 hours long. If that's enough for you to tell the guys at Obsidian Entertainment to suck your balls, it's understandable... but more than a little premature. Because taken from another perspective, South Park: Stick of Truth is four South Park movies or approximately two full seasons of South Park pasted together.
Conclusion: Concept: Bring the world of South Park to life in its first genuinely good game
Graphics: Obsidian accomplished their goal of making the game look like a genuine South Park episode
Sound: Trey and Matt’s voice work is as consistent as ever, but old songs are frequently re-used
Playability: The game would be fun to play even without the humor and license
Entertainment: Impresses as both a game and a comedy piece
Conclusion: After four years of development, one THQ bankruptcy and a switching publishers, South Park: The Stick of Truth is finally here. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, with the help of South Park Studios, gamers finally get a South Park game that is so true to the series that it could be an actual story arc that spans several episodes.