I spent the weekend trying to nurse my wife well from another cold caught while she worked her leader of all that is educational magic with the children of Salem Oregon. While being the excellent husband I am(points scored and stored for a future nerdcation … any Comic Con anywhere babe if you’re reading this) I spent my down time playing through “South Park: The Stick of Truth”.
The last “South Park” game I experienced was “South Park: Rally” (released in 2000, Nintendo 64), and before that “South Park” (1998, Nintendo 64). I was not impressed by either of the games and those two hits and misses left me thinking that “South Park: The Stick of Truth” would be another farmed out pile of crap. Boy was I surprised by the fully immersive RPG it turned out to be.
Off the bat you start out as “The New Kid” and get to pick your class Thief, Fighter, Mage, or Jew. I chose Fighter and from that point on I was treated to an RPG set within what seemed to be a hilarious “South Park” movie. With **SPOILERS** appearances from every character you could think of Mr. Slave, Mr. Hankey, the Girls, Mr. Marsh, the Country of Canada (including the great Terrence and Phillip), and the big **SPOILER** Chef.
I applaud the folks at IGN for this making of short.
The comedy is crass and over the top and I for one enjoyed the laughs wholeheartedly. Hell ** SPOILERS** killing Khloe Kardashians aborted zombie Natzi fetus was one of the highlights of the game. The crassness wasn’t there too simply offend you it was used to further the storyline and brought something new to an RPG genre that I think needed a change of pace. I applaud the “South Park” team including the creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for bringing the public a game that wasn’t a simple license the property to X and leave story to Y and receive money no matter how terrible it is. The “South Park” team took the bull by the horns and made the game they wanted with Obsidian Entertainment really taking South Park Studios ideas and animation and making a working world for “South Park” and RPG fans to enjoy.
I encourage anyone who enjoys a good game to pick up “South Park: The Stick of Truth” today. Play “South Park” like you never have before!!