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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

South Park: The Stick Of Truth


I was excited for this game since I first saw the original trailers, and the wait seemed like forever. But when it was released I was lucky enough to have my birthday and an awesome fiancée that bought me the Special Edition with extra outfits included. 

Over the following weekend, I sat and played this game almost constantly. From the word go I was thoroughly entertained with the gameplay and the humour. Casual and die hard South Park fans would definitely enjoy this game, as well as those who enjoy RPG games.

You play as the silent new kid in town, with a forgotten past. Your parents encourage you to go out and make friends, and it isn't long until you're playing with Butters, Princess Kenny, and their leader the Wizard King Cartman. You join their role-playing fantasy game with the other kids in town, fighting for control of the coveted 'Stick of Truth', a twig that possesses limitless power. 

As the new kid, you get to pick which character class you want to play as from Fighter, Thief, Mage, and Jew. The first three are usual classes from fantasy games where as the Jew class is similar to a Paladin/Monk, although I'm yet to play that class.


Combat is turn based like many other RPG's and will be relatively easy for new players to learn. The graphics are in keeping with the shows up to date visuals, so it can feel like you are playing along with an extended episode of South Park, which isn't a bad thing. 

One only draw back from Europe players would be censorship. I'm unsure whether the PC version is affected, but on the consoles certain parts of the game had to be censored and instead replaced with a still graphic and a text description of what you're missing (shown below).


This doesn't ruin the game experience though, it just means you get a different spin on the joke/scene by having to imagine it as you read the description. 

Overall, with a lengthy story and the usual South Park humour, I would recommend this to anyone who either enjoys South Park, or even just enjoys a fun game to play. Having multiple classes adds some replay value as does the potential for missing collectibles, like Chinpokomon, the first time round. 

Again, those who enjoy numerical scores for reviews will be pleased to know that, just like 'Injustice Mobile Version', I would give 'South Park: The Stick Of Truth' a very strong 8 out of 10. 

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