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  • Summary: From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to 2014's award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth.

    Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a
    From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to 2014's award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth.

    Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure.
    In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, players will delve into the 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 will join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. May 7, 2018
    95
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole captures the very best of South Park. The creators have woven irreverent and offensive humor seamlessly into an outrageous and entertaining RPG adventure. By making the leap to the Switch, the Coon and Friends can now be played on the go, but at the cost of slower load times. Even so, this is a raunchy superhero epic no fan should miss.
  2. Jun 2, 2018
    85
    If you’re a South Park fan, this is a no-brainer. South Park: The Fractured But Whole may not be the best RPG ever made, but it is so crazy and packed with so much fan-service that a fan can’t pass on it.
  3. Apr 27, 2018
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    The Fractured But Whole is an unexpectedly fun casual RPG that's really easy to pick up and play.
  5. May 17, 2018
    80
    South Park The Fractured But Whole is like a 20-hour episode of South Park. A satirical take on superhero films, it looks, sounds and feels the part - for the good and the bad. Essential for fans of the show, not for those that are easily offended. And absolutely not for kids!
  6. Jul 4, 2018
    75
    The switch version of South Park: The Fractured But-Whole is a great conversion and it shows once and for all that even Nintendo consoles can have games with adult content.
  7. May 10, 2018
    60
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the Switch is a flawed game with bugs, small performance issues, and long loading times. While the game is a fun but weaker successor to The Stick of Truth, it doesn't look great in its current state. Even with its flaws, it's still an enjoyable journey, but it's not worth the high price tag until most of the performance issues are addressed in an upcoming patch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. May 31, 2018
    9
    The game is super fun and very well made. I love south park and having the game on switch makes it easy for me to play. Tho I wish there wereThe game is super fun and very well made. I love south park and having the game on switch makes it easy for me to play. Tho I wish there were more jokes and funnier levels. Overall a must buy ! Expand
  2. May 5, 2018
    8
    For this price this is absurd. But if you wanna pay this much you will have a fun with this game.

    Gameplay is interesting and fun.
    For this price this is absurd. But if you wanna pay this much you will have a fun with this game.

    Gameplay is interesting and fun. Framerate is steady. Graphics are excellent.
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  3. Apr 30, 2018
    8
    As someone who isn't the biggest South Park fan, I was initially hesitant to purchase this. I didn't enjoy the first game that much (I'd giveAs someone who isn't the biggest South Park fan, I was initially hesitant to purchase this. I didn't enjoy the first game that much (I'd give it maybe a 5 or 6), and I was worried this would be a recycled version of the first. And while it is to an extent, there are some MAJOR improvements.

    This game is surprisingly lengthy, and includes a plethora of side missions, loot crates, and customization. Not to mention that the map is pretty decent sized. It's no Skyrim, but there's enough to make you feel like you're exploring an actual town with "living" NPC's. You could spend a couple hours purely focusing on these extraneous activities and never lose interest.

    Another improvement is the combat. While it's still turn based fighting, the ability to move your character(s) around the screen and switch between skill-sets makes the experience a lot more enjoyable. The opponents are just perfect, never outsmarting you too much or letting you completely win.

    The story feels like classic South Park, with references to some of the newer seasons. You're "The new kid" again, as you join the other kids in their quest to create the ultimate superhero franchise (an obvious jab at the Marvel Cinematic Universe). It's consistently funny, and always going in different directions. Although, it does rely too much on fart jokes.

    Overall, South Park The Fractured But Whole comes as a strong recommendation for fans of RPG's or the show. As for it's functionality on the switch, I'd say it's pretty well suited. Some of the mini-games are a bit of a struggle, and the load screens for fights can last up to 15 seconds, but other than that it ran smoothly and looked great.
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  4. May 6, 2018
    8
    Sumamente gracioso, no recomendado para quienes tienen una moral sensible y por supuesto tampoco recomendado para niños.
    Pareciera ser un
    Sumamente gracioso, no recomendado para quienes tienen una moral sensible y por supuesto tampoco recomendado para niños.
    Pareciera ser un videojuego parodia donde no se toman las cosas en serio y no esperas nada de el, sin embargo, a pesar de ello te ofrece una muy buena jugabilidad, por lo que es un RPG recomendado si eres fan del genero, si eres fan de la serie sin duda te divertiras por montones.
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  5. Apr 26, 2018
    8
    Gameplay: Originally I bought this for PS4 back in November but soon I heard there was switch version on the way, so I only played like anGameplay: Originally I bought this for PS4 back in November but soon I heard there was switch version on the way, so I only played like an hour of the ps4 version. In this game, you play as the new kid who with the help of Cartman and the coon and friends, must go on a journey to build up your superhero franchise while encountering many crazy situations and enemies.SPTFBW is of course the sequel to 2014’s the stick of truth, and with this sequel, many of the games battle techniques are changed. Instead of still turned based game, you now have the freedom of moving across the board with the help of 3 partners to help you in combat instead of one like TSOT. Your fighting abilities vary on what super class you choose, such as Speed, fire, earth and ETC. As you progress through the game, you can mix and match different abilities from each class to improve your combat. Just like the last game, you can buy items to heal yourself, but this time you can mix and match items that grant you different benefits. I find this very creative but most of the time I don't really care to spend time on mixing and matching so i rely on whatever I pick up and my teammates.

    Performance: SPTFBW runs generally well while docked and undocked. The resolution is solid in both handheld and TV mode. However, there some minor problems that should be fixed. For one, the frame rate can drop from time to time during battle, and it can be an eyesore. However it doesn't effect the actual gameplay, but should be fixed. Audio is mostly fine, but sometimes while wearing headphones it dips and comes back, only with headphones so far. As for the loading times, they are a bit long, I feel that sometimes it can become annoying. Almost every time you start a battle, you have to wait for about 15 to 20 seconds before the game actually lets you fight. I remember in the PS4 version, that wasn't a issue, so for it to happen in the switch version, is a bit troublesome and should be fixed. Lastly, I want to talk about one major issue I had with the game and this only happened once but should be addressed. One Time while in battle, the whole game crashed and I was forced to start the switch itself. The game saves automatically so luckily I didn't lose any progress but that should not happened and I hope Ubisoft gets working on a patch soon. So, yes there are a few of performance issues that really need to be fixed, I feel like most of these issues can be fixed with a patch or two, so hopefully these problems won't exist in the future.

    ETC: Along with the game, all the current DLC packs were released. You can also purchase the season pass off the eshop. So, if you are itching for more south park content, you're in luck. One thing I like to mention, if you are planning to buy this off the eshop like I did, be warned. The file size is 17 gigabytes. Thats alot more than I was expecting. I wouldn't think for a game like south park, there would be a massive file size. So, if you are running low on space and want to buy this digitally, you may need to remove some games or buy an SD card.

    Overall: Overall SPTFBW is a pretty solid port. There are some performance issues that need to be patched, but the game is still fun and enjoyable. I give this port of SPTFBW an 8.5 out of 10. Most of the score was based off the technical performance that can be annoying sometimes. However, once that is patched, my score will most likely change. If you are planning to buy this game for the switch, I would suggest to wait a bit for some patches. I recommend this game to all fans of south park who want to play the experience on the go. If you own the game and beaten it already, unless you really loved it, I don't see much of a reason to buy it again.
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  6. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    A hilarious stand out RPG that allows players to join up with their favourite South Park characters as they attempt to make a superheroA hilarious stand out RPG that allows players to join up with their favourite South Park characters as they attempt to make a superhero franchise. The combat mechanics are a lot more developed than that of the Stick of Truth, allowing for some awesome tactical gameplay. The player also has a range of classes and powers to decide from, ranging from the offensive and fast Speedster class to the more healer and status based Psychic class. There are plenty of side missions, although not as many as I wanted to see unfortunately. The main quest follows a civil war between two superhero teams as they each try to create and sell their own franchise. The story provides 20 hours of funny cinematic cutscenes and suprsingly challenging boss fights. In terms of a Switch port, the game when docked looks great and has a consistent frame rate. When portable the game still looks good but does suffer from slightly bumpy frame rates. Another thing to note is the loading times for combat which can last up to 15 seconds, but this isn't a complete deal breaker in my opinion as most of the time I would change my team members and this would cover up the longer loading times. Overall this is one of the stronger ports to the Switch, and as a game by itself is a brilliant and unique experience. 8/10 Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2018
    2
    This is a shameless cash grab.

    The comedy isn't edgy. It reminds me more of Rug Rats than South Park. I played it for about an hour. Maybe
    This is a shameless cash grab.

    The comedy isn't edgy. It reminds me more of Rug Rats than South Park. I played it for about an hour. Maybe two hours... I couldn't bear to continue any longer than that... If this was a season of South Park, it would be the worst season.

    The game is full of fetch quests. The combat is awful. The map is incredibly boring. Every house looks exactly the same. And, maybe that's part of the joke. But, if so, this particular joke makes the game boring.

    Trey Parker obviously has no respect for his creation.

    I'm a fan of the show, but it hasn't been great for at least five years. After reading the reviews, I expected this to be higher quality than the past couple of seasons... It isn't.

    Having said all that, I'd probably sit through it if it was a show. Same with West of Loathing, which is a much better game... But, I just couldn't be bothered with all the filler in video games any more. Games should be games, which means gameplay. There is no gameplay here. It's just a virtual version of South Park, the town. And, while I get a bit of a thrill interacting with Randy, it's not worth 20+ hours of my time that mostly consists of tedious side quests. It's too long, for the amount of good material in the game. 20 hours: that's like 60 episodes... Fractured doesn't have anywhere near that amount of good material... This is watered down South Park... If they cut it down to one season I might watch it.

    Bugger this game. I'm going to download the new Mario & Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC.
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