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July 19th, 2013, 01:14
Video Game Sophistry seems to have a stick stuck some were after releasing a video showing their distaste for South Park: The Stick of Truth.



Playing South Park at E3 was a distinctly unfunny experience - FIND OUT WHY!
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July 19th, 2013, 01:14
Almost 8 minutes just to find out that basically he didn't like too much of farting and profanity. Meh.

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July 19th, 2013, 01:17
Not really interested in this game so screw you I'm going home.
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July 19th, 2013, 02:14
who expected this game to be fun?

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July 19th, 2013, 05:31
I expect this game to be unbelievably awesome.

So me. I expected (and expect) it to be fun.
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July 19th, 2013, 05:36
welp, humor isn't exactly Obsidian's forte.

And it doesn't get funnier just by slapping the South Park monicker on it

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July 19th, 2013, 05:40
Obsidian is doing the writing and not the creators of the show?

I can't say I'm interested in this game (I'm indifferent), but this guy is reviewing it, not previewing it. Seems unfair for an unreleased game.
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July 19th, 2013, 05:56
Well, I think Obsidian does humor just fine. Old World Blues, Veronica, Rose, etc. in New Vegas, many scenes and characters in Alpha Protocol…

but, beyond that, Trey and Matt ARE writing for the game. They are actively involved.

EDIT - Also, review claims Jade Empire was from Obsidian. blech
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July 19th, 2013, 09:41
WTF is this, SPOLERs !!
plus SP had unfunny episodes before. It would be a pain to have this entire game as one of the exception unfunny ones
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July 19th, 2013, 10:44
Looks dreadful. Just don't see that South Park is any kind of fit for an "RPG", if that's what they are calling it, where is the gameplay? RPGs are about the player developing their characters, not sitting through a progression of semi-interactive sketches about body functions.
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July 19th, 2013, 11:27
Originally Posted by borcanu View Post
WTF is this, SPOLERs !!
Ouch… that's an understatement. I stopped watching about 2/3 though, but I wish I hadn't watched it at all.

That particular event he mentions taking place after a boss fight does sound kind of neat. I wish I didn't know about it beforehand.
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July 19th, 2013, 12:17
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Well, I think Obsidian does humor just fine. Old World Blues, Veronica, Rose, etc. in New Vegas, many scenes and characters in Alpha Protocol…
I just do not see that they have an advantage over any other game developer.

I am dreadfully reminded of NWN2 dialogue/ party banter. As for New Vegas, I found FO3 nailed dry humor very well with its bleakness contrasted with 50s silliness. New Vegas was more in the harmless over-the-top original Fallout territory IMO.

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July 19th, 2013, 12:18
I'm definitely in the Obsidian is overrated camp - and South Park is the least interesting game they've been involved with, yet.
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July 19th, 2013, 12:26
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I'm definitely in the Obsidian is overrated camp - and South Park is the least interesting game they've been involved with, yet.
I have another newsbit I'll post later you will love then. The story is called,"South Park's creators explain how The Stick of Truth got too big for its own good."

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July 19th, 2013, 13:13
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I'm definitely in the Obsidian is overrated camp - and South Park is the least interesting game they've been involved with, yet.
I think many of us want Obsidian to be 'Troika 2', but while the games are flawed, the diamonds don't shine as brightly.

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I think many of us want Obsidian to be 'Troika 2', but while the games are flawed, the diamonds don't shine as brightly.

On the upside, THEY weren't the ones responsible for the Sonic: Dark Brotherhood Nintendo DS game …
Seems to me that many of you guys around here consider them to be "Troika 2" - or close to it.

I certainly don't agree.

Troika was truly special.

That said, I concede that the writing was/is strong on both teams.
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I wouldn't call Troika truly special. They made some fantastic games, but the production values were lacking in a significant way. If they could have released the games they did without the amount of bugs they had, then yeah.
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July 19th, 2013, 13:24
The special part of Troika wasn't polish or production values.

I'd argue they were better artists than Obsidian, but then again - who isn't.

But their game designs and vision went beyond anything Obsidian ever did.

Well, in my opinion, obviously.
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July 19th, 2013, 13:32
I can agree with that, but I was never a huge fan of Obsidian anyways.

To be fair, I still haven't played Mask of the Betrayer, and many fans seem to think that's their Magnum opus.
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July 19th, 2013, 13:33
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I can agree with that, but I was never a huge fan of Obsidian.

To be fair, I still haven't played Mask of the Betrayer, and many fans seem to think that's their Magnum opus.
I should be fair and note that I haven't played MotB much either.

I DESPISED the soul eater mechanic.

The writing was interesting, even if I didn't particularly care for the level design.
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