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  • Summary: South Park: The Game is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Mar 15, 2014
    100
    The South Park game we have been waiting for is at last here.
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    93
    We've never had so much fun with a video game before. If you like RPGs and/or the TV show –especially the latter– this is a game you cannot miss. This is just the best adaptation from a TV series to a video game ever made.
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    90
    Basically, it’s the second full-length movie based on South Park, now fully interactive. Even bigger, longer and uncut.
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    85
    More than just a faithful adaptation of a cult TV series. It's a benchmark for translating a favourite property into a video game format, something that other licensed properties could learn from. And it's also the funniest game on the market.
  5. Mar 4, 2014
    81
    It's in bad taste, disgusting, difficult to digest - so it's a true and worthy South Park game. It's captures the humour and has lots of great ideas. Still, it's no RPG, it's all about the fun we all know from the TV series.
  6. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    Obsidian Entertainment managed to create a South Park game that is completely indistinguishable from the TV series. The witty and vulgar humor, the cutout aesthetic, and the hilarious voice talents of Matt Stone and Troy Parker are all present. Fans of the series shouldn’t miss it.
  7. Mar 4, 2014
    58
    The length is less to blame than the overall design as an RPG, where players will notice things such as a striking contrast between pacing when considering how strong the story is. Stick of Truth’s main concern ultimately lies in its ability to match a good game to a really entertaining premise, which is a far more alienating factor than whether people like your show.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 295
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    This game is Oustanding. My first thought was, What?! $60 for a game about poop jokes? But No, I haven't had this much fun in an RPG since theThis game is Oustanding. My first thought was, What?! $60 for a game about poop jokes? But No, I haven't had this much fun in an RPG since the Original Pokemon, and that's what this game keeps reminding me of, with the added fun of the ENTIRE South Park universe. EVERYTHING IS HERE, everything from Tom's Rhinoplasty, to Al Gore hiding in the Bushes. Every line of Dialogue brings a chuckle after another, and It's all done right.

    The Combat is turn based, and s executed in a fun and engaging way, there is no waiting for the enemy to take their turn, you're constantly engaged with attempting to block enemy attacks and countering.

    For the first hour I just looked through Cartmans house, Played the "taking a **** minigame, then playing with his moms ****

    Literally Skyrim+Pokemon= This game
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  2. May 23, 2017
    10
    As a fan of the show, my expectations of this being a entertaining game was unquestionable. Yet my worries were in regards to this being aAs a fan of the show, my expectations of this being a entertaining game was unquestionable. Yet my worries were in regards to this being a quality RPG. Not only does it deliver on both aspects, the experience is just like being thrown right into a South Park movie. Almost every item is an easter egg, show reference or fan service. Side quests are potatoes to this steak dinner and compliment the game perfectly. Combat is turn based, but refreshing, with the inclusion of button prompts to add effects to abilities, summons and attacks.

    South Park: TSoT has tons of hilarious material and the story fits perfectly to the game. For fans like me, it's an easy 10 for simply because I enjoyed myself from start to finish.
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  3. Mar 8, 2014
    10
    If you are a South Park fan you will love this game even if you don't like RPGs. Besides the amazing feeling of playing a South Park characterIf you are a South Park fan you will love this game even if you don't like RPGs. Besides the amazing feeling of playing a South Park character the game itself is super fun and changes enough that you won't be bored with repetitive gameplay. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A really fun game which almost made me to like the RPG games ( I am more into action games ) . It has a lot of black humor , like the Nazi Babies (after all it is based on South Park ) , and the only South Park which got further the average Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    The overall game is good. Its similar to a 1990's Japanese RPG for combat. The story line is funny. The first time I used Cartman's specialThe overall game is good. Its similar to a 1990's Japanese RPG for combat. The story line is funny. The first time I used Cartman's special flame attack, I had a hard time mashing the W button to fire it off because I was laughing so hard. If you buy the game you will definitely like it.

    One thing of note, the mini-games are required to advance in the game and they are not easy. I had to go to the web to get instructions on how to finish out the poorly worded instructions in game to complete them. The inventory system is abysmal,especially the selling part. If Obsidian had fixed these 2 glaring issues, they'd have gotten a 10 from me.
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  6. Aug 26, 2016
    8
    South Park The Stick of Truth
    A Refreshing RPG
    In stick of Truth you play as the new kid, You get to customize this new kid in the
    South Park The Stick of Truth
    A Refreshing RPG
    In stick of Truth you play as the new kid,
    You get to customize this new kid in the beginning, and you’re tasked by your parents to go out and make new friends…
    You keep track of your new friends via Facebook…
    When you meet up with the neighborhood kids you find they’re in the middle of an elf vs human war, you start out on the human side and get to choose 1 of the varying classes, its then up to you to sabotage the elves and recruit new members for the kingdom
    Stick of Truth was a relaxing time but the gameplay for me was just a bit too repetitive..
    It didn’t take long for me to get bored with the combat...
    This is a turn based rpg where you take turns attacking enemies with potential elemental damage, and effects like bleeding, or gross out…
    with a bag on consumables for healing
    Nothing special…
    You have mana which is used for fart magic you unlock as your progress through the game, and power points for special moves…
    You also have 1 buddy with you when you battle…
    Buddies are unlocked with story progression and can be swapped in and out like Pokémon at any time...
    There’s a buddy for every ones playstyle or to balance your class out…
    So a lot of thought definitely went into balancing this game…
    You can also collect new weapons and armor in backpacks, or buy them at shops…
    This game pokes fun at the rpg genre throughout, which is the only thing I really found charming here…
    I personally found no humor during the combat nor really in the game even though they clearly tried really hard…
    Humor is subjective.. I find games like fat princess adventures to be hilarious while others may look at me strange for saying this… but bathroom humor just doesn’t quite tickle my funny bone, though the game did manage to get few laughs out of me... but not necisarily with the ridiculous things going on like giving an abortion to stans dad, or farting all over the place to progress through the levels.. But when the game would sarcastically make fun of itself... these were the best moments for me as someone not really a fan of the TV show…
    I feel like you need to be a fan to truly enjoy this and get the belly laughs I’ve heard so much about before playing...
    There’s so much fan service here…
    The entire town is mapped out and can be freely explored with tons of collectibles…
    You can do side quests... search the characters drawers for junk, to sell for some pocket change, collect frustratingly missable collectibles like chimpokomon
    It will keep fans of the show entertained for hours…
    The biggest mistake I feel this game makes though is the whole having to fart or use these different abilities to progress…
    It feels a little awkward switching through fart types, or shooting an object then switching to give commands…
    I could’ve done without this needless slowdown…
    Shooting arrows is fine for the collectible aspect or knocking things down in the environment, setting up traps to kill enemies before you get into a battle with them… but I feel like the shrinking, the anal probe thing, and buddy commands got in the way.
    While I didn’t get the laughs I expected, I can still appreciate this game for what it is though as a whole…
    A well balanced, but repetitive, rpg with a decent story to keep you moving forward..
    I give Southpark The Stick of Truth
    an 8/10
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  7. Mar 23, 2014
    0
    The game is great from what I was able to play (for hardcore Southpartk fans only mind you) but unfortunately I got stuck at the anal probeThe game is great from what I was able to play (for hardcore Southpartk fans only mind you) but unfortunately I got stuck at the anal probe part of the game because of the stupid qte's where I almost broke my fingers pressing buttons and it doesn't work and completely broke my mood and game since you can't change freely from gamepad to keyboard since there is no option for it in the game (in the year 2014 unbelievable) and I'm not going to unplug my gamepad just for this part. If you are going to make a game for the pc than make it with pc options in mind ******. Expand

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