South Park Stick Of Truth

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Welcome to South Park, Not your average town in Colorado

If you are a Fan of South Park and the TV series which has been running for over a decade now then you will love this game as it brings in the crude and boarder line racist humor from the TV series once again to the gaming industry.

Before I begin I just wanted to state that the Game has been heavily censored in most countries due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes which your character will go through.

for Europe this is mostly due to the Germans

Due to the market in Germany being so large Ubisoft to save money have censored all the European versions of the game on the console versions leaving the only uncensored version on the PC.

for example this scene below, warning this is from the PC version which has not been censored and does contain spoiler to part of the game.

as you can see the game does contain a lot of adult themed humor and scenes and if you are easily offended then from the start of this article I will be very blunt, THIS GAME IS NOT FOR YOU

Let’s get to the game its self

The game is pretty much an outtake of Lord of the Rings with a Mix of Skyrim turned into a role playing game by the gang of south park, You have been recruited by Cartman the Grand Wizard to return the stick of truth to the humans, as you go along the game things will take unexpected twists and turns and expect the unexpected as you are required to do things which will amuse or disgust you.

come to think of it I believe most the funny scenes will be censored so if you are in Europe or Australia get the PC version for the real fun.

Graphics

The graphics for the game is great and it’s got the same feeling you get when you watch south park on TV in HD as the game has been rendered to the same quality as the TV show its self, apart from your character being a mute it’s pretty much like watching south park but being in control of what happens.

Character Creation and Character type Selection

Character creation is pretty straight forward and easy to do and you get to pretty much make your Character into any image that you feel is right.

Once you have created your Character you are then given the option to select what of Character you want, this is done as soon as you reach Cartmans house and are inducted into his group, take into account the choice you make can’t be undone so choose wisely on which path you want to take.

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Combat

Combat in the game is pretty straight forward and is similar to most RPG games where you wait a turn to deal an attack, during each turn you get to use an item before choosing and attacking an opponent, for example you can choose to use speed Potion which allows you to deal multiple attacks in one turn.

Now during an attack you have two attack options which deal two different types of damage to an opponent which are Right and Left

Right attack when pressed at the correct time deals multiple attacks on the first strike with the Left attack causing a special attack which causes greater damage, this does vary on your companion when they attack
that you choose to accompany you during the game where the damage can vary on which attack you use with your companion

You can add weapons patches to your the weapons that you have equipped to deal extra damage to your opponents, an example of this is the fire sticker which adds the elementary damage of fire when you blow the perfect strike on an enemy  which will cause damage to them each turn.

the types of stickers you use will have different effects on the targets.

as shown by the video below.

You are also given different armour as you progress through the game and as you level up you can procure different armours from missions or from the shops which have different bonus types which can help you during combat,
but you must remember each armour type has its strengths and weakness where you will sacrifice some aspects for a boost in other areas.

The armour you select will also give you a boost to the type of Character you have selected at the start of the game from the four options that were given as each armour provides a bonus that will give you a boost in that selected type.

for example if you had gone for Wizard you want armour that gives you extra PP when you attack so you can use more PP attacks.

You are also given a special power which allows you to cause incredible damage in some cases to opponents with one golden rule, DONT FART ON SOMEONES BALLS

as you progress through the game you are taught to use different fart attacks which you can use in and out of combat to clear paths and create new paths by destroying obstacles in your way, out of combat the Fart attacks do not consume any Mana but during combat each attack will consume mana and the powerful the fart attack that you select the more mana is required to deal the attack.

 

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Money

Money in south park is pretty easy to come by as you can get a lot of loot from enemy corpses and from boxes and bags around south park and from missions which can be sold to generate money to buy weapons and consumables to use during combat.
This part I will be honest about and it’s something that had me driving up the wall on many missions, and I must ask why Ubisoft? why would they introduce key bashing into this game.

That’s right the bashing of keys has returned and for PC gamers this is not good as it’s not good for the keyboard having to constantly have to hit one key multiple times.

apart from the chances of someone damaging their keyboard from going overboard with the key bashing.

South Park is a top notch game.

Rating

Graphics 10/10
Controls 6/10 (due to key bashing)
Story  8/10
immersiveness 10/10

Money

Money in south park is pretty easy to come by as you can get a lot of loot from enemy corpses and from boxes and bags around south park and from missions which can be sold to generate money to buy weapons and consumables to use during combat.
This part I will be honest about and it’s something that had me driving up the wall on many missions, and I must ask why Ubisoft? why would they introduce key bashing into this game.

That’s right the bashing of keys has returned and for PC gamers this is not good as it’s not good for the keyboard having to constantly have to hit one key multiple times.

apart from the chances of someone damaging their keyboard from going overboard with the key bashing.

Apart from that South Park is a top notch game.

Rating

Graphics 10/10
Controls 6/10 (due to key bashing)
Story  8/10
immersiveness 10/10
Total 8.5/10