South Park : The Stick of Truth has an uphill battle on it’s hands simply because it’s hard to get too excited over a South Park game. After all, for fifteen years the franchise has been painfully bludgeoned into a host of game genres that simply didn’t suit it. Between South Park Rally and the horrendous South Park FPS on N64, the comedy classic has determined to make a joke of itself as far as video games go. All that, however, might be about to change as SouthPark: The Stick of Truth looks to be—believe it or not—an exceptional RPG.
South Park: The Stick of Truth could be the RPG of 2013!
South Park. RPG. It shouldn’t make sense, but if there’s one team that can make a success out of such a wacky venture, its surely Obsidian Entertainment, the brilliant developer who brought us Star Wars: knight of the Old Republic and Fallout: New Vegas. Put such a team together with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who are onboard as writers, and suddenly South Park: The Stick of Truth begins to look like a sure-fire hit.
From what’s been seen so far of South Park: The Stick of Truth, it has a lot going for it. Not only does Stone and Parker’s story seem up-to-par with the show itself, but the graphics look a spitting image of the cartoon and we’re promised that the game will include the first fully-realized version of South Park the town.
You begin South Park: The Stick of Truth as the new kid in town. You create your character, choosing winter clothing, facial features, and journey out into a South Park story which will be reminiscent to fans from the South Park episode The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the two Towers.
The gameplay system of The Stick of Truth is easy to pick-up. Your party lines up against the enemy, you choose your attack then must press a button sequence with perfect timing for extra damage. The system manages to avoid the repetitiveness of many RPGs, achieving some good action that rewards quick thinking and dexterous gameplay.
So far, we’re delighted to say that everything inSouthPark: The Stick of Truth look excellent, from the thoroughly entertaining story to the faithful-to-the-show graphics to the gameplay. We can’t wait forSouthPark: The Stick of Truth to be released in early 2013.