After playing the original launch on PC way back in 2014 and totally loving it, there was no way I was going to miss the chance of replaying the amazing adventures of Cartman, Butters, Stan, Kyle and many other characters from the creators of South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone and all brought to life by Obsidian Entertainment and Ubisoft. When I was growing up I would role play in the woods, I would play a rogue, wizard, knight and so on, even Superman. My imagination would be amazing, now its just full of stress, loss, work and the only imagination I get is from playing a game and getting deep into the game. So when you play South Park: The Stick of Truth, to a degree it takes you back to your childhood and how your imagination would bring friends closer and the world around you more adventurous.
If you have yet to play this game, I can right now highly recommend it, if not here is a rundown. South Park: The Stick of Truth is a turn-based RPG, which sees you taking control of douchebag the new kid. At the start of the game, you will choose your class from the following Fighter, Thief, Mage, and Jew. As with all RPG’s, every class has its own abilities and way of playing, not every class will be suited to every gamer, so test each one out and go for the one that best suits your playstyle.
As you progress through the game you will unlock new abilities via experience points, which are gained from winning battles and completing tasks. There is nothing better than having a fart in a cup and using it in battle or to somehow interact with the environment. You will also learn to teleport to reach those unreachable areas below or shrinking to screw yourself into those very small holes.
As previously stated this game is turned based, so it is about waiting around, taking the hits and making the right choices, but if you want to be the first to score a hit, start the battle by hitting your opponents before the battle sequence starts. When you are in a battle choose wisely from basic hits, special abilities and the use of support items. Some enemies will have shields or armour which will give them protection, your job with these foes will be to bring down there protection to do some real damage. Some can also deflect melee damage and only range weapons can do any damage to them, so keep a stern eye on the battle. Look out for onscreen prompts these will help you during battles and will increase and mitigate damage. Almost forgot, you can summon special characters, not as graphically impressive like final fantasy but they are funny as shit. Jesus, yes you can summon the almighty Jesus a guy with a beard in robes that shoots down upon your enemies. Or you can shove your enemies up someone arse aka Mr. Slave, damn that so shitty, I wonder if it is nutty up there as well? You can summon Mr, Hankey, if you wish, who will send a wave of shit upon your enemies, that is just disgusting, not only for the enemy but for the surrounding area as well.
To help you better your self during a battle, you can upgrade your gear with strap-ons, not strap-on dildos, which was the first thing that came to mind and I would not have put it past the South Park creators to add them to the game in some form, as there is a scene where you see your parenting having sex, OMG YUK, NIGHTMARE. Strap-ons have many benefits from making enemies bleed once you have attacked them, give you a health boost and even weaken enemies armour. I like the option so steal health as I always seem to need topping up during a battle. There are plenty of strap-ons to find, attach and use, just choose what you prefer, none are bad they all can be beneficial.
The town of Colorado is fully open for you to explore, however, some parts of inaccessible till you complete a certain part of the story. You can also fast travel around the town if you wish with Timmy. While traversing around you make to Facebook friends pickup Chinpokomon toys. Adding a new friend to your Facebook will unlock permanent perks which can improve your resistance to effects and increase damage.
Everything starts as Douchebag that’s you, joins up with Wizard King Cartman in his rather impressive but shit makeshift camp ‘Kingdom of Kupa Keep’. There you meet up with Kenny, who is dressed as a princess, Butters who is a paladin, Craig a Thief, a cleric Clyde and a few others. Once there the elves, run by Kyle the High Jew Elf steals the mythical stick of truth.
‘IT LOOKS LIKE A STICK, BUT HEY THESE ARE KIDS, DIRTY MINDED, FOUL MOUTHED KIDS.
It is down to you to reclaim the stick of truth and bring peace back to all, but be prepared for even more crazy shit like ALIENS, ANAL PROBING, GOTHS, ADOLF HITLER, NAZI ZOMBIES and a shit loads more, and for the FUCKING STICK OF TRUTH BEING STOLEN AGAIN.
Get ready to fart, puke, and fuck up your way through this game, which from beginning to the end is hilarious. If you are a South Park fan, you are going to love this game, even you are are not a South Park fan and just love comedy or a good turn-based RPG then this game is also for you. Now the game is out on Nintendo Switch you get to play the game anywhere at any time, but use a pair of fucking headphones as the language is foul just like this review, and I doubt all listeners will appreciate it.
The game runs just as good or even better than South Park: The Fractured Butt Whole, and just because you have played the second game does not mean you should not have a bash at the first game, it is well worth it. Even if you have played this game on other systems some time ago, this game is well worth revisiting. Now, what are you waiting for Douchebag, click purchase on the eShop page and enjoy some anal probing alien goodness.