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South Park: The Stick of Truth review

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  • CitizenWolfie - March 4, 2014 5:01 a.m.

    I'm REALLY tempted to get this, but with MGS:GZ and Infamous: Second Son out on the same day two weeks later (so I've read), should I go ahead and get it or save my money for the other two? I'm a huge South Park fan but it seems the sort of game that Sony will be offering free in about 8 months on PS+ (although Infamous is just as likely)
  • The_Tingler - March 4, 2014 8:04 a.m.

    It's entirely up to you dude and you have to think about both money and how much you want each game, but I'd a) say Infamous is more likely to hit PS+ free faster as it's first-party and they have more control over it, b) MGS: Ground Zeroes is basically a taster demo disc of MGS5 so it won't last you long, and c) if you're a South Park fan you'll think Stick of Truth is the best game ever made. I've finished it last night (reviewed it for another outlet) and I loved every minute of it. I concur with Coop entirely. It's not just a great South Park game, like Rocksteady's Arkham or Bioware's KOTOR it's a great RPG in it's own right.
  • CitizenWolfie - March 4, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    I guess I just know that with MGS, I'm likely to play it over and over again in different ways (like I did with the MGS2 demo) so that 2 hour play time can easily become 10-12. Perhaps I will give South Park a try (been a huge fan of the show since the first series back in the late 90s) and put Infamous on the "maybe" pile instead. The only reason I ended up playing the second Infamous is thanks to PS+ but it reminded me how much I loved playing the first one. You know what? It's probably going to be a coin toss...
  • The_Tingler - March 4, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    Yeah, that all sounds fair enough. South Park should last you around 15 hours if you do all the side quests (and they're all great so you really should), not gigantic compared to some RPGs but more than worth the money.
  • pl4y4h - March 4, 2014 7:23 a.m.

    "Sweet"
  • Doctor_Pancakes - March 4, 2014 7:37 a.m.

    It is a damn shame this isn't coming to Wii U. I'll probably never play this unless I break down and buy the PS3 version once it is at a bargain bin price. What will most likely happen though is I'll catch a channel on YouTube where someone posts a play through in a way that makes it seem like an episode.
  • homestar99 - March 4, 2014 7:44 a.m.

    Sweet. I wasn't going to pick this up until a couple of reviews persuaded me that a licensed game didn't suck ass. Like the first Arkham game. As a "fan" of the show I'm willing to shell out money for this "sweet" game.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - March 4, 2014 8 a.m.

    Its nice to know it did well. But it was Dick move to hold embargo after nearly 24 hours after.the game was released, this could've been a disaster if the game didn't do well.
  • Vonter - March 4, 2014 9:29 a.m.

    Man another point for the West. I mean if I understand correctly it has timed attacks like the Mario RPGs, an unexpected story, true to the source material. I may be shortsighting this statement, but this looks more interesting than Bravely Default. I actually don't know what to expect from this since knowing the nature of the show there are batshit crazy stuff that is impossible to see coming.
  • shawksta - March 4, 2014 8:59 p.m.

    Curious, what is the other points for the west?
  • Vonter - March 4, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    Dominating the console RPG market, "modernizing" old franchises, raising the bar in cinematic presentation in games, having more hits than misses in open ended worlds [mainly the sandbox experiences]. The main thing I thing they lack are more light hearted experiences. Still he japanese have points for not being so shy about sexual subject matters and being more stylized than realistic on their character designs.
  • shawksta - March 5, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    Ah i see, i just wanted to be sure. "Still the japanese have points for not being so shy about sexual subject matters" Pretty much http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtFN8G0NN4M
  • Vonter - March 5, 2014 3:56 p.m.

    Also I may bet most female leads are found in japanese games than in western titles.
  • shawksta - March 5, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    They probably are, its just knowing where to look.
  • Seabread - March 7, 2014 12:29 p.m.

    seems like it's not just people new to the series (these people actually exist?) who won't understand creme fraiche, Hollander can't even say it. Moron.
  • GR HollanderCooper - March 7, 2014 6:42 p.m.

    hey now
  • fnitty - March 9, 2014 12:38 a.m.

    Great game. If you want a little bit of a challenge you should play it on hardcore. I uploaded some footage of what it takes to beat hardcore mode with scene selection time stamps to skip around on all videos since most people seeing this probably seen the game already. After the initial meeting with Cartman, I proceed to loot every house in town before finding any of his 3 warriors. I think this is necessary when playing hardcore mode. Anyway, check it out if you are interested, I am playing as a Thief character, with "no commentary" except for Part 1, where I actually gave my character a voice and some dialog to mesh with the storyline. I would've liked to give my character dialog throughout the whole game but that would take a ton of time for probably the small amount of people that will see it. But if you guys like it and would like to see me narrate my character from start to finish, even during the fights, send me a message or post in the comment section on one of my videos, let me know what you think. Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfFk3nqzTlU
  • fnitty - March 10, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    ***Correction to post above... Part 1 has been deleted and remade without the MCT modded voice narration. See Part 1 along with full playlist here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_PgF20R8CA&list=PL4Qr7p9wU-s88FQWuS_C5LD4KeoZOsHER I only post quality footage.
  • mafyooz - March 10, 2014 4:34 a.m.

    Regarding the issue of the game being censored in some regions, like here in the UK, my wife bought the game on release and has been playing it every night since then (it's not really one for when the kiddies are up!) and got to the censored part last night. I won't say what it is for fear of spoilers, but personally I think the way they've simply blocked the graphics with a screen describing in great detail what is happening is possibly funnier than the unedited scene would be ;)

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More Info

Release date: Mar 04 2014 - Xbox 360, PS3, PC (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Ubisoft, THQ
Developed by: Obsidian
Franchise: South Park
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence

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