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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

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AlienwareAndy 12th March 2014, 10:19 Quote
Let's face it, it's a good game. A really good game..
Dave Lister 12th March 2014, 10:48 Quote
I've been waiting for a review of this, and i'm relieved it turned out so well. Good work Matt & Trey for not just shoveling it out the door for a quick buck, but taking the time to please the fans. Oh and well done obsidian !
SchizoFrog 12th March 2014, 11:28 Quote
From the last paragraph:
'It's also relatively brief for an RPG, with a play-through unlikely to clock in below 20 hours.'

This is a contradiction, I think you meant that it is unlikely to clock in over 20 hours.
will_123 12th March 2014, 12:09 Quote
Looks like ill be getting this shortly once price has dropped a bit. Big south park fan glad this has turned out to be really good.
ADJB 12th March 2014, 15:34 Quote
I've been playing this for a few days now and it is without doubt one of the funniest games I have ever played. Nothing is sacred and it's all the better for that. Something that wasn't mentioned in the review was just how good the graphics are. Not your uber realistic mega polygon count stuff but an exact replica of the TV show and as such very realistic. Everything and everybody looks just as you would expect. It's a top notch game but beware - the 18 sticker is there for a reason and a damn good reason it is as well. NOT for kids.
Dogbert666 12th March 2014, 16:25 Quote
This looks excellent. To the never ending and ever increasing list of games to play with you!
grimerking 12th March 2014, 17:08 Quote
Sold!
true_gamer 12th March 2014, 18:05 Quote
This game is so funny! Chin balls anyone? Lmao!
XXAOSICXX 12th March 2014, 18:10 Quote
Can't wait to get this :)
gosh 12th March 2014, 18:12 Quote
curious if reviewers found any technical issues, as they have been a large feature in other sites reviews
AlienwareAndy 12th March 2014, 18:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by gosh
curious if reviewers found any technical issues, as they have been a large feature in other sites reviews

Just had it crash after I died and hit continue.. Typical Obsidian but tbh? I can forgive them because the game is just so awesome..

Must say I'm not getting any tearing now so it seems Vsync is working :)
PingCrosby 12th March 2014, 20:15 Quote
The only game to ever make me laugh out loud was Monkey Island on the Amiga, and it was that game that got me into computing in the first place, looking forward to this one.
RickLane 12th March 2014, 21:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by gosh
curious if reviewers found any technical issues, as they have been a large feature in other sites reviews

Personally I didn't encounter any technical issues, though I think a few other reviewers may have.
Marvin-HHGTTG 12th March 2014, 22:54 Quote
I've not encountered any technical issues or bugs in over 9 hours play according to Steam.
AlienwareAndy 13th March 2014, 08:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by RickLane
Personally I didn't encounter any technical issues, though I think a few other reviewers may have.

I think there are more issues with the console versions than the PC version tbh.

I played this more last night and I have to say, I absolutely love it. The attention and thought that have been put into this are just on an epic scale. I even saw Skuzzlebutt ffs.

I've watched every single episode of South Park all the way up to the end of Season 16. I used to watch it all day, every day. Obsessive I know, but such is my autistic nature. And you can tell that Matt and Trey have seen this as a labour of love and not just another paycheck.

I've seen so many movie/TV show cash ins over the years. Even the original South Park game on the N64 was just basically Turok with the South Park characters with a load of crap weapons.

But this is a ground up and you can tell. Amazing stuff..

A note for those saying they'll wait for it to become cheap or what not - you are robbing yourselves. Seriously, drop anything else, buy this game and enjoy it.
exceededgoku 13th March 2014, 11:22 Quote
Yeah get this game if you can, it's soo much fun and the RPG element works really well!

Side quests and storylines are hilarious.
GeorgeStorm 13th March 2014, 11:39 Quote
Saw quite a few people play it over the weekend, looked pretty funny, the RPG elements didn't look like anything special. Might pick it up at some point but probably not, might watch someone play through it though.
Shirty 13th March 2014, 11:47 Quote
Morally bankrupt nonsense! Anyone playing this game should be ashamed of themselves!

!
StoneyMahoney 13th March 2014, 14:11 Quote
@Shirty - damn straight, that's a major part of the fun! The day has come when a new South Park game is morally bankrupt instead of technically/comedically/artistically so, we shall rejoice and be glad in it!

(Spot the blasphemy)
AlienwareAndy 13th March 2014, 16:45 Quote
So we'll just put that money in your other savings account...

Aaaaaaand it's gone :D
toolio20 14th March 2014, 06:06 Quote
This review is a lie.

That, or the reviewer is an either a giant douche, or a turd sandwich. Take your pick.

Long time South Park fans who enjoy the series for the brilliant satiric hits interspersed between the ham-fisted (and ever increasing) misses will be left fairly numbed by the experience of playing this game.

There is almost NO new material - the majority of content is just copypasta'd from the show, which is a shame because a few hours of writing and voice work could've yielded a lot of mileage here. And what isn't recycled is just...not funny. Add to that some mind-numbingly boring gameplay and you've got yourself another "GOTY" in the same vein as Bioshock Infinite...god did that game suck. Unfortunately, so does this one.

Visually it IS spot on - everything looks perfect...which is kind of a non-feat considering Trey and Matt revel in the fact their studio uses super-expensive high end workstations to simulate cardboard cut outs. Damn thing should run on Ultra settings on a netbook. If it HAD such a setting, anyway. Still, the verisimilitude of the graphics doesn't make up for a contrived, unfunny, tedious game.

I love South Park, and had high expectations for the writing and story of The Stick of Truth. Sadly, the end result is more Baseketball than Imaginationland. Save your money, and just go re-watch Chinpokomon on SouthParkStudios for free instead...
RickLane 14th March 2014, 15:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by toolio20
This review is a lie.

That, or the reviewer is an either a giant douche, or a turd sandwich. Take your pick.

So that's two insults and accusations of lying. See you in two weeks.
Shirty 14th March 2014, 15:25 Quote
Love it :D

I quietly predicted that outcome whilst rubbing the sleepy dust out of my eyes first thing this morning.

I for one congratulate you Rick for having the temerity to tackle some of the bile that seems to crop up in review online - particularly for games. Gareth does it too. It's just one of those things I like to see :)

Mind you, with Toolio's post rate, he/she might not even notice they've been banned before their next visit...
RickLane 14th March 2014, 15:52 Quote
I've said it before, disagree with me all you like. Call me a liar or insult me (or anyone, for that matter), and it's bye bye.
AlienwareAndy 14th March 2014, 18:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by toolio20
This review is a lie.

That, or the reviewer is an either a giant douche, or a turd sandwich. Take your pick.

Long time South Park fans who enjoy the series for the brilliant satiric hits interspersed between the ham-fisted (and ever increasing) misses will be left fairly numbed by the experience of playing this game.

There is almost NO new material - the majority of content is just copypasta'd from the show, which is a shame because a few hours of writing and voice work could've yielded a lot of mileage here. And what isn't recycled is just...not funny. Add to that some mind-numbingly boring gameplay and you've got yourself another "GOTY" in the same vein as Bioshock Infinite...god did that game suck. Unfortunately, so does this one.

Visually it IS spot on - everything looks perfect...which is kind of a non-feat considering Trey and Matt revel in the fact their studio uses super-expensive high end workstations to simulate cardboard cut outs. Damn thing should run on Ultra settings on a netbook. If it HAD such a setting, anyway. Still, the verisimilitude of the graphics doesn't make up for a contrived, unfunny, tedious game.

I love South Park, and had high expectations for the writing and story of The Stick of Truth. Sadly, the end result is more Baseketball than Imaginationland. Save your money, and just go re-watch Chinpokomon on SouthParkStudios for free instead...

/jams tongue in cheek..

Whatever, you'll play it any way **** you !
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