South Park: The Stick of Truth
Have you ever wanted to be in an episode of South Park? Well, here’s your shot, New Kid.
For those of you who know me, I've always been a huge South Park fan, so when this game came out I went after it like a Ninja Turtle goes after a freshly delivered pizza. I can't even count the times I intentionally restarted this game just so I could make my friends play it and watch their reactions as the story unfolded. Especially when it came down to choosing the class of your character, the New Kid. Do you want to be a Fighter, a Mage, a Thief, or a Jew? You must choose your path and fight alongside your allies to crush your hilarious cartoon enemies.
From withstanding Cartman’s Wizard banter to fighting Man-Bear-Pig (whaaaat), there weren’t many opportunities in this game for me to NOT laugh. If you’re a fan of South Park and you understand even half of the references they’re making, you have a very good chance of being incredibly entertained. For hours. And hours.
The combat system is turn-based, and if you can manage to stop giggling long enough to gain experience, you max out at level 20. I had some loading screen issues and a few frame rate problems, which somehow didn’t kill the fun of the game for me, and I felt like the tutorials could have been a little more in-depth (yes, I got stuck a few times in this game, which is funny for a different reason).
One more teeny complaint: The Stick of Truth is not yet available for the PS4. Come on, Ubisoft, MAKE IT SO!
If you don’t happen to be a South Park fan or if you have an eternal hatred for RPGs, you might want to check yourself before you wreck yourself and grow a sense of humor. As far as adventures in South Park go, The Stick of Truth is a must-have.
- Emily Rose Morrison