Friday, February 27, 2015
South Park: Stick of Truth
So again we are reviewing a game that came out ages ago. But man... we just completed this bad boy and its fantastic.
First up is the animation! It's flawless the whole thing plays like watching an episode, all the story events include your character right in there wearing what ever clothes you have given them, outside of that the player moves in familiar areas and it feels exactly like South Park. Extreme Kudos on that.
Gameplay is sweet, the RPG mechanic they put in there is so much fun to play the character attacks are fun, if a bit repetitive, to watch. You level up you gain access to new and funny attacks, you can even ply with perks and customise your character further.
The plot, The game is plot driven and it's so fucking funny, there is so many nods to references throughout the entire 20ish years South Park has been running. It's got the same laugh out loud, shock, cringe, factor as the show, brilliantly done. There are some familiar references and a couple of repeated jokes from the show, but all is forgiven in the context.
So what is shit? there is a couple of let downs the game menu is fucking horrible and unintuitive you constantly open it up, have to scroll through, and when you get to what you want it feels like you are not sure what button to confirm/deselect something, BAD UI. The powers you get all interact with the environment, and frequently just annoy you they are a shoehorned puzzle mechanic which is not that puzzling. "oh look a teleport node, I best teleport than shall I?" Replayability wise, well I have played through, there are a few more collectables to get, but short of getting some achievements, I am not motivated. What bothers me more is that at the start of the game there was four choices of character class, I went the fighter, who quite frankly had boring skills, but I never got to see the other classes in action. And honestly I don't want to play through the plot again to see them, shame.and on that note you cant customize the support characters, They get 3 generic attacks and that's it really.
All in all, If you like South Park, just fucking play this. It's brilliant.
Love and Stinky dildos