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Quick Review – South Park: The Stick of Truth

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Developers: Obsidian Entertainment & South Park Digital Studios | Publisher: Ubisoft | Release: March 4, 2014 | Platform(s): PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Quick Review

Ore

  • Right-click for farting action. I know I sound really immature about it, but it makes me laugh. I would fart on knocked out bodies and suddenly I would unlock an achievement. That’s the kind of game we’re dealing with.
  • Interactive turn base battles. You actually have to focus on the timing of your mouse clicks and key combinations for each attack. When you get it perfect, you do the maximum amount of damage out of that move. You even have to remain alert in cutscenes, as you may need various action keys.
  • Your character gets many different powers to help navigate the town. These skills include archery, shrinking down, and teleporting. Since South Park isn’t exactly huge, these different powers help keep the different areas fresh.
  • Playing the game is just like being a part of the episodes of South Park. I especially love how your buddy character will comment on events and actions to make it even more episode-like.
  • Lots of collectibles and outfits that are episode references, you can find them all throughout the game and, as an avid fan, it just makes the game even more fantastic.

Slag

  • Took me a while to grasp the timing of the key strokes for the battle system, but there are enough people for you to beat up in order to get it down to a science
  • Game is too short

Verdict

I’m a huge fan of South Park because of the inappropriate humor, and that is exactly what you would expect from the game. Any and all types of dirty, perverse, and offensive jokes will be found in this game- and I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, the game is fairly short with only about 20 hours of game play, but I’d say replayability is high. South Park references and easter eggs are everywhere, and everything you would expect from South Park is there. I don’t know how else to say it without spoiling anything. I laughed constantly whilst playing the game, and I think they have succeeded in their goal of making a game that’s just like watching an episode of the show.

Gold

Playtime: 21 hours | Platform: PC

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