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.
It seems like another episode.MafuMafu | July 11, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »
But, don't let the title fool you. This game is one of the best and funniest I've ever played. I laughed my ass off with this amazing piece of art from start to finish. I love South Park, I love video games. And, they did a perfect work with Stick of Truth. Obsidian never let me down. They are the masters of the RPG genre. Buy it now or Kenny will die. Obsidian promised that part of the earnings will go to Kenny's family, so Cartman doesn't make fun of them for being poor.
A True Testament to the Showmrminecrafter1 | July 10, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »
This is the best video game that respects the show it's based on unlike the Family Guy game. Great comedy and acting that makes you feel like you're part of the South Park TV show. The RPG elements is done really well but it does have a few problems here and there. Story is really great and the environment is done pretty good with many different areas to explore. Sound design is excellent as well as the soundtrack. A recommendation is guaranteed from me.
Comedy and RPG Mixed into a wild adventure.StupidMarioBros | July 3, 2014 | See all StupidMarioBros's reviews »
After 3 previous attempts, this is the one south park game that is not only playable, but entertaining, and almost feels as if you are in a south park episode.
The game is an RPG turn-based game with a comedic theme, and it works perfectly with the art style of a south park episode, the simple combat that works pretty good, as they say after all, "Keep it simple, stupid."
While the look and combat system is pretty good, the game really shines in the story. And while I usually dont judge a game for a story, this game just has a hilarious adventure of comedy, and even somewhat of a twist ending.
The only problem I see with this game is the replayablility, which is a problem for any story-based game, as once you finish, you usually just dont play the game ever again. This game only took me about 12 hours, which is decent, but I hope for more replayablility in a 60$ full game. If the game was in the 40$ range, I would raise the rating of this game to a 95.
All in all, a great adventure for any south park fan, or to someone who has not even heard of the show, it is a welcome introduction or a continuation of south park to anyone. I reccomend for anyone looking for a laugh or two.
A must own for fans of the showpsutrife | July 3, 2014 | See all psutrife's reviews »
South Park: The Stick of Truth is incredible. As a fan since the shows inception so many years ago, it is all there. So many awesome moments that have been revisited, revised, and recaptured. It is not just rehash of previous gags however. The humor we all know and love is ever present and some could argue, better than ever.
Stylistically, it is perfect. A major issue I've had with previous South Park games is the terribly rendered polygons designed to represent the show's 2D characters. Having the game look exactly like the show is awesome. Between the graphics and the humor, it really is exactly like playing a long episode of the show.
Gameplay wise, nothing is out of the ordinary here. It's a pretty simple turn based combat system, which borrows from games like Super Mario RPG with the timed hit system, which keeps combat engaging.
The story is great, controls and gameplay are good, and the humor is top notch. If you enjoy South Park at all, buy this game now. If you don't, borrow a friends.
Simpsons Did Itnairume | May 18, 2014 | See all nairume's reviews »
It seems sadly appropriate that this specific South Park game came as the book end of an extended console generation, for it acts as a mirror to the Simpsons game that came at the beginning of the same generation. The Simpsons Game itself was a lazy attempt to take a familiar property with a penchant for parody and build it into a popular genre while also lampooning that genre. What this meant, however, is that the Simpsons Game was a very poor game in its own right that tried to act as if the bad mechanics and terrible ideas were all intentional. Even more annoying was that much of its humor came off as incredibly dated due to being based around lampooning a type of game that had long since abandoned many of the cliches being mocked. It was not a good game.
Sadly, those same problems are still very much active here. South Park: The Stick of Truth takes the same exact formula, swaps out the Simpsons for South Park and collect-a-thon platformers for an RPG and tries to get by on mocking the genre based around genre "cliches" that have been on the way out for years now. As such, the game's actual humor constantly falls flat, while much of the rest of the writing relies upon referencing popular jokes from the show to try and remind players that South Park was once clever and fresh.
Likewise, playing the game is a chore, as combat is a poor copy of Nintendo's Paper Mario series, while everything outside of combat is an even poorer attempt at recreating PC RPG mechanics. Both sides are amazingly clunky and obscure the fact that the developer behind the game are genre veterans with almost two decades of experience behind them. On top of that, the game is disgustingly short and can easily be beaten in a sitting or two.
What's left is an embarrassment on all fronts.