04 Mar. 2014
about 4 years ago
Nice game! Exactly like South Park, really funny and good RPG elements. Too bad about the framerate drops tho.
over 4 years ago
Having never seen the show i didn't know what to expect going into this. I played the PS3 version. You are playing as the New Kid to South Park. Most of the major characters from the show are in the game(the characters I know of at least from my friends). As an old school turn based Rpg this game prides itself on making fun of the standard practices in these games(i.e. main character never speaks, character complain about having to wait their turn, etc.) The main story of the game takes place as a LARP of the Humans of The Kingdom of Kupa Keep ran by Cartman, and the Kingdom of Elves ran by Kyle. Over the course of the game you will visit many known locations from the show, and new factions are introduced. The Rpg elements such as weapon customization and armor customization are great. I had a ton of fun comparing which attachments would give me the results I wanted. Abilities are assigned based on which of the four classes you chose(warrior, mage, thief, or Jew) I played as the warrior and the Jew class and both played about the same. Additional perks become available as you make facebook friend with the town. These are more along the lines of stat boost than actual abilities. Over the course of the game you will gain 6 different companions that will travel with you each with a different ability to use outside of battle. I really only used one of these companions. You will gain 3 or 4 abilities to use outside of battle and 4 magic spells for in battle or out. There was a lot of lag issues while traveling the town and there was a lot of frame rate drops. The game even completely froze on me one time and i had to restart. Aside from this it still shares the same great art style as the show. My play time clocked in at about 13-15 hours at the end of the game with most of the side quests and half of the collectibles collected. As the game progressed there are many parts a lot of people might find offensive(nazi symbols, fetuses, etc). Overall even though I am giving it 4/5 stars and it has moderate replay value I would recommend renting it, because of how short the story is I couldn't justify the price. If you would like to watch my playthrough of this game you can check it out at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLczq5Zw5TWNuYqL43QvvQb0rK8SdaMrFR the videos will be going up soon.
almost 5 years ago
Oscillating between keenly-observed satire and humor so offensive it stops being funny and just starts offending again (you know, like the show from which it spawns), South Park: The Stick of Truth is a welcome diversion into zaniness and a wonderful reminder that the best RPGs don't need to take themselves so seriously. Much of the material has been done, and done better, in the show's 15+ years, but licensed games have rarely shown such attention to the details that made their progenitors worth following.
almost 5 years ago
Everything you want a licensed game to be. Would love to see more of it!
almost 5 years ago
I haven't watched South Park in years, but this game looks like it could be really awesome.
over 5 years ago
The way the game is portrayed makes me believe that it is aiming to be a western game with clear influence of your traditional JRPG. This might sound like a bad thing but having grown up playing the old Squaresoft classics (yes, they were called Squaresoft before SquareEnix) I find this quite intriguing. The recent downfall with THQ has only postponed the game which sounds like a first world problem but I don't care. This is the game that I am looking forward to the most for this year.