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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.
    From the perilous battlefields of the 4th-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South
    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.
    From the perilous battlefields of the 4th-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth. For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a neverending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat crabpeople, underpants gnomes, hippies, and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser. [Ubisoft]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
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  1. Mar 11, 2014
    95
    Games like this one make being a videogame fan worthy. Quality, good work, a breathtaking experience and fun, tons of fun. South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of the best games ever on Playstation 3.
  2. 90
    The idea of a role-playing game built on the South Park universe is borderline genius.
  3. Games Master UK
    Apr 7, 2014
    90
    Shameless, hilarious and surprisingly complex - an essential purchase for RPG and show fans. [May 2014, p.64]
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    85
    All the fart jokes and Chinpokomon references in the world wouldn’t mean anything if the gameplay weren’t up to snuff, but The Stick of Truth manages to impress as a game on top of being frequently hilarious.
  5. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    In the end, though, what really carries The Stick of Truth along is its innocence, something that may surprise people who have read the stories about Euro censorship but is unlikely to come as a shock to fans of the show itself, which has always offset its raunchiness with an odd sweetness. This is, simply put, pleasant to play.
  6. Mar 13, 2014
    80
    If it wasn't for the genius of that writing, the setting and the characterisation then Stick of Truth would undoubtedly be quickly sidelined as a generic RPG lacking depth and originality. That's really besides the real point, though. Stick of Truth features some of the most daring and explicit writing ever seen in a mainstream video game and it more than makes up for its by-the-numbers gameplay.
  7. Mar 21, 2014
    75
    Grabbing this title is a no-brainer for the show's legions of devotees.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 113
  2. Negative: 4 out of 113
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    This is by far the best RPG of the year so far! the combat is old school like paper mario and
    mario rpg. This game is also one of the
    This is by far the best RPG of the year so far! the combat is old school like paper mario and
    mario rpg. This game is also one of the funniest games i have ever played. there is a ton of fan service in this game but non fans will not fill lost at all.most rpg fans will like this even if not a south park fan.
    the only rpg games that have a shot at being better this year are Final fantasy x hd and the witcher 3,
    nothing else this year will beat this as far as rpgs go.
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  2. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    Despite being a huge South Park fan, I had my doubts about this game, since most tv-to-video games tend to fail in some big way. I still,Despite being a huge South Park fan, I had my doubts about this game, since most tv-to-video games tend to fail in some big way. I still, however, wanted to try it for myself despite what any review might say. It was to my surprise that yesterday morning I started seeing how well this game had done I just had to buy it and try it out. So after work I went to buy the game and popped it into my PS3, and man. This game deserves every bit of praise it gets if not more. The customization felt a bit limited in comparisons to other heavy-hitter RPGs like the Elder Scrolls, but when you take into account just how a big part of the humor in this game is the crappy look of it, it really all falls into place.

    What really sets this game apart from all other tv adaptations is the look. I've never seen a game that has perfectly replicated the look of the show. After playing the game and going sleep, waking up and turning on my PS3 again, I really loved how it looks exactly like the show. It gives you the feeling that you're participating in the South Park show and you help make decisions that will mildly affect your favorite characters. For example, when Cartman gets knocked out and you're supposed to revive him, but rather I tried to look his body and he said "I'm not dead yet so you can't loot my body"; after which I proceeded to beat the crap out of him while he was on the ground.

    It's stuff like that that makes me want to play the game.

    Love this game, it's great. Buy it.
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  3. Jun 28, 2014
    10
    This is honestly one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played, I cant remember the last time a game has entertained me so much. ItThis is honestly one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played, I cant remember the last time a game has entertained me so much. It satisfied me as a fan of RPGs, South Park, and Video Games in general. Everything is done exceptionally well and has actually made laugh in more than just my mind. Its very fun exploring the town of south park and I loved the 8-bit over world of Canada. The combat is extremely enjoyable, I am a fan of action-RPGs but I wouldnt want the combat any different from the use of Turn base that they have put into this game, Its one of the best uses of Turn based and satisfies me as someone who prefers action over turn based. The characters, the story, the dialogue, the references, etc. I am sucked into the game and feel it very hard to leave. I never expected, even with People saying that it was great...That it would be this good. One of the best games I have ever played, and as A long time Gamer since the 90s I think that says alot. GOTY worthy, games like Destiny will be big competitors this fall but so far this game is definitely GOTY worthy had it been released in 2013, I would have deemed it GOTY over GTA V. Expand
  4. Feb 14, 2015
    9
    Based on the reviews and videos i took the chance to play this game, and well is great! Graphics, voice acting, script, gameplay whichBased on the reviews and videos i took the chance to play this game, and well is great! Graphics, voice acting, script, gameplay which although basic is fun in its own right. You DON'T need to be a fan of the series to like it, i've maybe seen 2 episodes at much!
    Is just about a bunch of kids who exploit their imagination by thinking they're inside a fantasy world filled with monsters, elves, etc etc.. And the humor may be the best thing about the game, is a very funny experience.
    Guess i'll start watching the show from now on!
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  5. May 21, 2014
    9
    It's not a great rpg, but it is a great game. Lots of humor and strategy combos you can come up with to play in different ways. Much betterIt's not a great rpg, but it is a great game. Lots of humor and strategy combos you can come up with to play in different ways. Much better than other games that have come out in the last year that received higher critic scores. Expand
  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 10, 2014
    1
    This will be a good game if they ever get it fixed. Glitchy as hell. Ridiculous and painful button mashing on PS3. Frustrating waste of timeThis will be a good game if they ever get it fixed. Glitchy as hell. Ridiculous and painful button mashing on PS3. Frustrating waste of time at this point. Don't buy this until it gets patched! Expand

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