South Park - Preview @ Shopto
Shopto released a new preview for South Park The Stick of Truth.
No need to pretend like you’re too mature for South Park, we all watch it. It’s immature, silly, and over-the-top, but it’s funny and we love it for that. Thankfully, South Park: The Stick of Truth, upcoming RPG from Obsidian, is just the same. It’s over-the-top and silly, but it works so well that you can hardly fault them for it.
In fact, I don’t think you can fault them for it at all. It’s amazingly well done. All your favorite characters from every season of South Park are there, all dressed for their character, as The Stick of Truth is set in the fictional setting of a LARPing group, where all the characters are fighting for The Stick of Truth.
It’s voiced by the same cast and looks like you’re watching an episode of the TV show. There’s no visual cues that would immediately lead you to believe that you aren’t watching a pre-rendered TV show, it’s all extremely well done. That’s one of the big sticking points for a South Park game, too. It has to look like that. The second your brain realizes it isn’t watching a TV show, the game loses some of its credibility. Obsidian nailed this aspect of it.
Let’s not forget though, South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG. It’s not some ‘barely an RPG, mostly an excuse to make a South Park game’ RPG either, it’s a real, tried and true RPG. You’ll traverse your way through South Park Elementary in a side-scrolling manner, navigating around enemies, hoping that if you need to battle, you’ll have the upper hand and be able to engage them first to get the upper hand in battle.
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