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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review
9 May 2014
Summary: It delivers on every level that a South Park fan could expect. From the biggest pillars of the series' trademark style, to the tiniest of subtle details, The Stick of Truth makes good on every level.
Pros: Hilarious jokes, Perfectly replicated art style, Simple, fun RPG gameplay, Literally acts as an interactive season of the show
Cons: Classes barely differ, Blemished by intermittent bugs, Tutorials are wonky
Excerpt: One of the more under discussed aspects in the perennial riddle of why licensed games are, as a rule, bad is the importance of matching genre and franchise. Earlier, poorer attempts at bringing South Park to the video game world stand as clear illustrations of this point. It’s easy enough to attribute their failure to plain bad design, but maybe the fundamental flaw lay in the initial decision to make a kart racer, a first-person shooter or a quiz game from a franchise...
Excerpt: South Park has been making people laugh and offending others for 17 years now. In its almost two decade long history, most of the game tie-ins haven’t gone down particularly well with those that have played them. South Park: The Stick of Truth has had lots of input from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the crude series. With the latter said, it certainly looks, sounds and feels authentic.
Come On Down To South Park… | South Park: The Stick of Truth Review
13 March 2014
Conclusion: To be honest, South Park: The Stick of Truth is a fun game. While the combat is simple, the most rewarding part of it is all the animations and the sweet sense of relief knowing you timed a special attack just right, adding extra damage to a tough enemy. The humor in the game might turn some away, but if it’s your kind of humor, The Stick of Truth is one of the funniest (and strangest) games you’ll play.
Excerpt: In South Park: The Stick of Truth, you are The New Kid, just moved to town with your family. But before you can even start to unpack, you are pulled into an epic conflict that has taken over the entire area. You will have to choose a side, survive countless battles, and above all else, try to get more friends on social media. Most games that are based on television shows or movies tend to suck…hard.
Conclusion: South Park: The Stick of Truth captures the heart and soul of its source material better than any other licensed game on the market. Though not a particularly long game, the experiences and situations you’ll encounter stand out for their sheer audacity and hilariously poor taste. The RPG mechanics of the adventure may not be deep but they do a great job of not overwhelming the game’s story and jokes.
Summary: Since the days of the N64, there have been 'South Park' games, and even further back there have RPGs of all kinds, but now from ashes of THQ comes what is being billed as the authentic 'South Park' expereince. With a stack of shifted release dates from publisher Ubisoft and veteran RPG developer Obsidian, comes 'South Park: The Stick of Truth.' Not since the 1999 movie have 'South Park' fans had their hopes so raised.