South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
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An epic quest to become... cool.
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park™: The Stick of Truth™.
For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a never-ending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins.
Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies, and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser.
The Definitive South Park Experience: Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming.
An Epic Quest To Become... Cool: Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park.
Friends With Benefits: Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause.
Intense Combat: Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor.
South Park Customization: Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations.
Addictingly FunSH0TIE | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all SH0TIE's reviews »
I recently picked up this game on the steam winter sale about 9 months after the release of the game, and I was looking forward to it. I'm a big fan of South Park and I also like RPG's, and the fact that the game has such promising reviews I figured I might as well try it myself.
I didn't have huge expectations but the second I started playing it I couldn't stop. I got this game today and already have 7 hours logged into it because i can't stop playing it. The combat is fun, and the RPG element works surprisingly well, with a loot system seen in most RPG games where you kill and get loot.
The combat is a turned base battle where you and your companion have an assortment of moves you can dish out, depending on which of the four classes you picked at the beginning of the game. The way it works is you select a move and need to time clicks with prompts on the screen to maximize damage, the same goes for defense. Simply put, the combat is pretty well polished and you can go at it in any fashion you like, whether you be a mage a use spells, a fighter and use attacks, or a theif and make you opponent slowly bleed to death. The combat is very well done.
The story so far is quite excellent, and without giving anything away makes you feel like you are a part of a South Park episode. In the game you are a mute referred to as "Douchebag," which is pretty hilarious in it's own sense and as you progress can climb to "Sir Douchebag" and "Commander Douchbag." The story takes place in a perfect replica of the show, so fans will be able to recognize all the locations to the very detail.
I think the thing that makes this game is the subtle jokes and references to the show. In the game if you right click your character farts and the companion that follows you (who can be any main character in the show pretty much) laughs which is pretty awesome. Your follower also has some references and repeats some things that they say on the show. Overall, the emmersivness of this game is quite uncanny, and I couldn't have imagined that the world would feel so real and the minor interactions with all the characters you see in the world (which are all in the show and voices by their respective voice actors) take it to the next level.
This game came out nine months ago and at the current price (I got for 14 dollars on steam) feels like an absolute robbery. This game is worth well over that price and is such a great value. The whole game (even though I have played 7 hours) is very well made and worth your time. Simply put, if you like South Park, you will like this game. Whether you go full throttle into the main story or go around the town and do side quests or exploring, is fully up to you. Buy this game.
South Park: an example of the awesomeness of Obsidian...headpool182 | Dec. 10, 2014 | See all headpool182's reviews »
As a fan of both Obsidian and South Park, it surprises me it took this long to get the game. But, holy crap was it worth the wait. Its a smooth polished game, with a bit of a learning curve towards the abilities, if you're rushing through. I haven't skipped a cut scene yet, and don't plan on it. The side quests are awesome, and exactly what you would expect from a south park game. The writing is par to the television series, as is the voice acting. It really is just one long interactive episode. This game is definitely worth the price tag on it.
Pros - its a great RPG, with awesome RPG elements - doesn't have the highest graphical requirements -true to south park
Cons - as nice looking as it is, there isn't too much in the way of graphical options
A game that nails the South Park aesthetic perfectly.Xbob42 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all Xbob42's reviews »
This game just straight up looks like an episode of the show. I was worried that it might rely too heavily on the same camera angle, where the show has camera angles that change all the time -- the game does that as well, which for me was a big deal and great attention to detail.
The game is quite funny, it's also fairly short for an RPG, but it kind of has to be. The game has a lot of rapid fire jokes and is packed to the brim with them, there's very little filler, it's just content, content, content, just the way it should be. The combat is easily described as Super Mario RPG/Mario & Luigi-ish, with it being turn-based but with timed button presses for attacking and blocking.
The game looks and sounds exactly like the show, with all the right voice actors, the EXACT look and feel of the show and a fantastic pace. I was genuinely surprised and delighted by the entire package, especially given previous titles for South Park. Get it. Get it now.
This Game Is Worth It!tommcq | Sept. 3, 2014 | See all tommcq's reviews »
This is one of the best video game adaptations of another media I have ever seen. The game looks and feels like you are actually part of the show. I love that you make your own character. The comedy in the game is hilarious and every bit as raunchy as you'd expect a south park game to be. Combat is a ton of fun with the turn-based but timed hits system. It brought me back to my childhood of playing Super Mario RPG for the SNES!
Honestly, the best part to me is when you go up north (I won't spoil it) but the game design of that part had me laughing so hard.
Buy this game!
Southpark: The Game, The Movie, The Episode.syniix | Sept. 2, 2014 | See all syniix's reviews »
By now, everyone on the mighty internet has read, heard, or watched something about Southpark, the infamous tv show about a bunch of children trapped inside of some kind of time-loop that refuses to let any of them age, and where one best friend dies. And then dies again, and again, and again, and etc. There was those two N64 games that I dont think we need to reference, because this game is far more different than those. One was a first person experience where you completed stages/missions. The other was a racing game. Both were mildly entertaining as a kid. This game released earlier this year, but by golly, I think it deserves a review.
To start, the gameplay is nothing new. You point and click your battle options or use the arrow keys for timed events and character movement. The stuff is pretty basic. But that doesnt mean the game is boring, bad, or not interactive. Similar to Final Fantasy, or any RPG game that utilizes the turn base system, this game uses all of that, but adds a little bit of its own world to the genre. Summons are those of famous characters that if you don't recognize, you probably are buying the game for a totally different reason or haven't associated yourself with a bunch of teenage dudes. Then there's the magic, errr.. i mean the farts. Yes, there are farts, and lots of them. Your majestic warrior mage person will use his/her farts to save the small town of Southpark. There are some puzzles and hidden items to collect, just like most every game out there.
Story time! Without spoiling this game to much, im gonna keep this brief. The story takes place of a new kid (you) moving into Southpark and meeting the neighborhood kids. Soon you join their forces to fight the evil elves. As you progress through the story, aliens probe and then you do things that affects them and then Wal-Mart gets destroyed. That's the best i can do without spoiling to much, because dammit, you need to play it for yourselves.
Overall, i really enjoyed this game. So much so that i awaited a DLC, but i know one wont happen. I did hear that they want to make another though, so there's that. I'd give this game a 87 out of 100 because it captures the Southpark world in an RPG game that plays pretty smoothly. It was refreshing and hilarious to embark on the journey. So everyone of you should buy this. Go. Now. Buy it.