South Park - Review @ GameBanshee
GameBanshee's WorstUsernameEver has written a new review for South Park: The Stick of Truth. As usual here is the conclusion so be sure to read the rest of it.
South Park: The Stick of Truth isn't the ultimate South Park video game, weirdly enough. That's not because there are better South Park videogames (Obsidian's title wins easily, as most South Park games are utterly abysmal), but because it isn't what it aims to be. It's a strange pet project from two successful entertainment creators that previously moved from cartoons, to cinema, to Broadway musicals, always finding success along the way. Somewhat expectedly, they also find success here. Perhaps, looking at their history then, it shouldn't be surprising that they did so by writing an actual videogame, and not a South Park story awkwardly inserted into an unnatural format. And really, going back to my initial question, is an RPG even the best format for a South Park story? Well, possibly not. But as it turns out, you can write a South Park RPG that is both clearly South Park and clearly an RPG, and have it be a good game on top of that. That's no small feat. And while I'll be the first to argue that the game is heavily flawed, with far too shallow gameplay and quest design, I still have to tip my hat to everyone involved. I laughed from the beginning to the very end of the game. Yes, even at the fart jokes.
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