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  • Summary: South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid,South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid, players join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a group of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team some of the most beloved superheroes in history. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were involved in every step of the development of the game. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 57 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    94
    Well worth the wait. Building off of the massive success of The Stick of Truth, Fractured But Whole has an incredibly satisfying combat system that leaves you constantly eager for the next fight, exemplary and natural dialogue from everyone in town, and a truly epic soundtrack.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    A sequel that every true South Park fan should play.
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    86
    South Park returns to our consoles, not as a whole different game from The Stick of Truth, but rather as a new season within its gaming universe, with the style and satire of the best South Park seasons, and plenty of jokes to accompany you through the adventure.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a nice sequel, with so much fun and irreverence, but, at the same time, it's repetitive.
  5. Oct 21, 2017
    80
    This game is filled with fan-service, though the game does not offer the exact same depth we know from the series. Thankfully the videogame itself is a lot of fun and will keep you laughing for many hours.
  6. Oct 19, 2017
    77
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an easily accessible but moderately deep light RPG in which fun battles, nice collectables and a lot of crude humour will entertain you for almost 30 hours. But comparing it with its forebear, The Stick of Truth, is unavoidable, and in this it kind of disappoints, feeling a little too similar and not as funny or surprising.
  7. Oct 16, 2017
    50
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole isn’t an even experience. Some moments are fun and pretty funny, but others feel pretty uninspired. Exploring the town of South Park isn’t as novel this time out, and it largely isn’t as funny. RPG systems like combat, looting and crafting are just involved enough to make them interesting, but the firm emphasis is on the story and humor of the show. With the plot taking a while to develop and with so many jokes just feeling played out, loose on their landings or easy and obvious, it’s tough to really get excited to head back down to South Park.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 86
  2. Negative: 12 out of 86
  1. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    Ultimate South Park experience, this game is so hilarious I can't wait to go through all the story. I totally recommend this! Fans of theUltimate South Park experience, this game is so hilarious I can't wait to go through all the story. I totally recommend this! Fans of the series won't be disappointed Expand
  2. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    This game is an absolute blast from start to finish. If you're a fan of south park and the stick of truth game, you're going to love this. AThis game is an absolute blast from start to finish. If you're a fan of south park and the stick of truth game, you're going to love this. A seamless playable episode that will have you wanting to play more. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2018
    9
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole (SP:TFBW) is a great game that doesn't rely just on its solid RPG gameplay mechanics but also its heritageSouth Park: The Fractured But Whole (SP:TFBW) is a great game that doesn't rely just on its solid RPG gameplay mechanics but also its heritage from the eponymous TV series and its humor.

    SP:TFBW is a grid-based strategy RPG where battles can be fought with a squad of up to 4 superheroes, each with unique abilities, and the ultimates are mostly spectacular. There are some boss battles though where the goal isn't just slowly beat every enemy to win the fight. Players wander through the city map accepting missions and performing some errands (side-quests), while meeting various South Park characters along the way. Your avatar can be customised in gender, color, ethnicity and religion. Costumes are purely cosmetic so you can dress freely, and stats are upgraded by equiping items. The game is quite easy even on the Mastermind (hard) difficulty. Tip to everyone, when you are far into the game just equip the Plantmancer-class abilities (especially the ultimate which lets you revive allies) and you are set for victory.

    The game's story is inspired by the superhero movies mania of the last decade, and in parallel it parodies various political subjects or crafts situational jokes. The South Park kids, including the player as The New Kid, play superheroes in the streets and have split into 2 factions resembling Marvel vs DC but actually feel more like the XMen vs Brotherhood of Mutants rivalry. The trademark South Park humor is ever present, every joke is hilarious in and of itself, and many little touches make it the ultimate South Park experience. For example, if an enemy speaks in a politically incorrect manner during battle, PC Principal calls for the player to strike them in order to deal some free, extra damage. I know that some people may be offended by the politically incorrect jokes, toilet humor and the abundance of fart jokes, but it wouldn't be South Park otherwise.

    On the technical side, the game is emulating the art-style and animations of the TV show perfectly. The soundtrack is inspired by certain motifs of Marvel movies' OSTs and is fitting for this game. Voice acting is fantastic throughout.

    Of course the game isn't perfect. SP:TFBW is a bit buggy (early in the game I got stuck and had to reload, thankfully this happened to me just once). Also the map should have been better designed, nearly every home is the same layout internally.

    All in all, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a great game, and its trademark South Park humor makes it even better. I definitely want to see another South Park game, and I wonder whether Ubisoft can top this one.
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  4. Oct 20, 2017
    8
    It's still mandatory for every South Park fan, but not as good as The Stick of Truth. New combat system is way better than in the originalIt's still mandatory for every South Park fan, but not as good as The Stick of Truth. New combat system is way better than in the original game, you also gain access to more skills and attacks than before. On the downside, game is less funny than The Stick, I never found myself laughing super hard like I did with the first game, also everything happens in South Park, so no more trips to Space or Mr Slave's digestive system. There were minor problems with camera on bigger arenas. I'd give the stick 9, TFBH is a solid 8.

    If you don't like South Park, you won't like this game as well, because it's basically playable, 15hr long episode of the show.
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  5. Dec 3, 2017
    7
    Everything that was presented in South Park seems to have been recycled in this game. Like a few others have said, many of the jokes haveEverything that was presented in South Park seems to have been recycled in this game. Like a few others have said, many of the jokes have been done. It seems as though over all of the material they've had for well over twenty years, they'd through more substance into it. Don't get me wrong, there are some pretty funny moments; then there are many parts where it's really just boring.

    I didn't like the move to a tactical rpg and less focus on stats and equipment. Instead, its just some artifacts that really "set it and forget it" feel to upping your stats. Which really seems like a lazy system, as is the crafting. (Then again, maybe that is a joke in itself)

    Sidequests are mostly boring but add some funny moments, with a few memorable ones. The main story is decent and really just makes up for a long South Park episode. It seems as though they wanted to do more gags on the comics but never really went through with it, probably because of licensing or something. There is a mountain of material to go on...which seemed like a missed opportunity on their part.

    I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous South Park game, but the main quest was still good enough to keep me entertained.
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  6. Mar 13, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game lost me during "Spontaneous Bootay". Whoever played this knows exactly what I am talking about.

    South Park FBW is catered to its audience, I get it. I am not a super fan, but I can enjoy its humor for sure. But the game is not as good as The Stick of Truth (which I played until the end and enjoyed every second). The first SW RPG was a pretty decent RPG and this new one is not bad, it's just kind of boring.

    And when I realized I was not having that much fun with it I just gave up. Might as well play Stick of Truth, which they give as a bonus download anyway - so there is that.

    South Park FBW is by far not a bad game. It's just not great either. You'll laugh a bit at its crass humor and its charming characters, but don't expect much more.
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  7. Nov 11, 2017
    0
    This game is super hard.My bf is a master on overwatch and hew already died! What is this **** They take the lords name in vain and I️ justThis game is super hard.My bf is a master on overwatch and hew already died! What is this **** They take the lords name in vain and I️ just can’t support this blasphemy. This is a disgusting example of how kids treat their parents. Frankly I’m disaoppointed in the whole butt whole. Expand

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