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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    I struggled to find negative things to say about this game. From start to finish, South Park: The Fractured But Whole had me in stitches. It’s the perfect of blend of smart and silly. It is magnificent and absurdly ridiculous in a way that only South Park can pull off. It’s the best possible excuse to laugh about everything and everyone you know you’re not supposed to.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    88
    The Fractured but Whole is a welcome sequel, maintaining the standard of quality set by the previous game and, in a broader sense, all of Parker and Stone’s work. Every aspect is overloaded with both smart and immature jokes, the combat is an improvement, the game is bigger and longer, and the sneaky moments of sincerity make you recall the charm of childhood in surprising ways – just like the show.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    85
    UbiSoft managed to bring the same authentic South Park humor and atmosphere as Obsidian did with the previous game.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    TV show stalwarts should breathe easily and those on the fence about the game’s penchant for outrageous humour to definitely give it a go for the sake of its fantastic gameplay. However, if South Park has never been to your taste, The Fractured But Whole makes no attempt to change that.
  5. Jan 2, 2018
    80
    Typical sick humor, clever satire, and underneath all the great RPG with great combat design – this is the new South Park game. Not very good logic puzzles are the only unsuccessful thing in this great game.
  6. Oct 30, 2017
    80
    While South Park: The Fractured But Whole improves on Stick of Truth in a lot of ways, the whole experience feels somehow less grand. Although the game is slightly longer, probably lasting most players 20-30 hours, it doesn't push the boundaries nearly as far as Stick of Truth, and the poor pacing towards the end of the game definitely detracts from the overall experience. That said, there are a huge number of highly memorable moments peppered throughout the game, and it's an experience South Park fans won't want to miss.
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    50
    The Fractured But Whole is more of the same. It's occasionally hilarious, but often misses. Not even an updated combat system and interesting new skills can disguise that fact that it is just The Stick of Truth in a different and less-interesting costume.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 58
  2. Negative: 19 out of 58
  1. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    Just finished the game today and I loved every second of it. These people posting reviews 6 hours into the game miss one of the biggest pointJust finished the game today and I loved every second of it. These people posting reviews 6 hours into the game miss one of the biggest point to be made - it starts off slow but the customization and amount of things you can do increases exponentially as the game progresses (summons, augments, characters can combo ultimates to make new ultimates, you can combine all classes and swap abilities in and out each fight etc.) I saw someone say the mechanics were weak but I think people are missing out on the fact that it's a tactics game first and an rpg second, that being said it still offers plenty of rpg content and customization that isn't just gear based you just need to unlock it. A lot of fine details in the environments for fans of the show, touching moments, a well written story (although intentionally silly cause South Park), and overall is the funniest f***ing game I've ever played.

    The combat follows a MegaMan BattleNetwork style which I absolutely loved being such a huge fan of those titles, the character interactions are great and each combination of playable heroes has their own banter during the fights.

    The side-quests kicked it up a notch from Stick of Truth aswell - often continuing on during your play-though of the main story with really brilliant payoffs.

    If you are an impatient little baby wanting extreme action and the funniest jokes you've ever heard in your life within the first 15 minutes then yeah, you will be disappointed.
    I have yet to experience a single bug my entire playtime as well so I do not know where this is coming from either.

    I felt I needed to defend this game cause even though there is Ubisoft cancer all over it, there is a brilliantly designed, well crafted game with a lot of heart put into it from South Park Studios.

    The Uplay is optional, doesn't help gameplay in the longrun, and you get an assassin's creed outfit? Why would anyone be upset missing out on this, I run around the game with a bra on my head and it's great, who cares? it's south park.

    I love this game, it's better than stick of truth by a long shot but even on the hardest difficulty it's very easy to cheese the combat if you are attentive enough.

    Please trust my review I have been a long time south park fan and gamer and I'd like to think I was a rather credible source on the matter. If you like south park and tactics games get this immediately.
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  2. Nov 6, 2017
    9
    The new southern park is the best continuation.The A stick of truth liked less. In the continuation of the cool jokes and especially the plot.The new southern park is the best continuation.The A stick of truth liked less. In the continuation of the cool jokes and especially the plot. But the boevka leaves much to be desired, I was harshly infuriated when I could not hit the enemy just because he was either far away or on the way an ally for which I had to skip a turn Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    8
    Five Word Review: Nice romp through South Park.
    Favorite Thing: Playing a game that feels very much like the show.
    Least Favorite Thing: Way
    Five Word Review: Nice romp through South Park.
    Favorite Thing: Playing a game that feels very much like the show.
    Least Favorite Thing: Way too much potty humor and fart jokes.

    Date Completed: 2017-12-01
    Stability: Other than crashing on boot a handful of times I had no other issues.
    Playtime: ~ 26h
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you like the show you'll probably like the game.
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  4. Dec 4, 2017
    6
    I just finished the game literally minutes ago, so its the best time for me to write a review. Fractured But Whole basically is a good funnyI just finished the game literally minutes ago, so its the best time for me to write a review. Fractured But Whole basically is a good funny game, lots of typical low brow jokes you come to expect from the franchise but sadly, overall it just isn't as good as the stick of truth, don't get me wrong - if you enjoyed the stick of truth then you'll enjoy this as well, its just not as good.

    I would have rated this 7/10 for unfortunately the game crashed multiple times, or got stuck in loops which forced me to restart the game on several occasions, especially during long boss fights this problem seems to be more common, this is something that needs to be addressed.

    Another one of my complaints was the ending....wasn't very good, in fact it was disappointing and without posting any spoilers, there was no epic end boss fight...no interesting ending to the story to make any sense of your character sheet choices, it essentially makes the character sheet itself - rather pointless.

    I would have liked to have seen the ending to have been far better, such as the south park guys flipping out and discovering you are a girl (if you picked that option), or your parents freaking out at a huge cheque in the mail if you raise your economic level to 1% or 0.01% - instead the ending just felt so, generic and meh.
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  5. Oct 24, 2017
    5
    They stepped down from the first Game.

    I replayed the first Game like 3 times on 100% completion because it was soo awesome. But in this
    They stepped down from the first Game.

    I replayed the first Game like 3 times on 100% completion because it was soo awesome.
    But in this one i really don't feel like replaying. I was about to purchase a legitimate copy of the Game, thanks god i did not.

    No idea how they could screw up this bad when they delayed the Game by this much.

    Here is my opinion why the Game doesn't give me as much fun as the first one :

    - The Toilet minigame is annoying.
    - you don't feel any progression (gear/custom doesn't give any bonus, only those artifacts)
    - the fighting system is a big step down and just stretches the game because of the lacking content.
    - the first game didn't have any dlcs or season pass and delivered way more fun.
    - It's totally not worth the full price, considering you most likely have to get the dlcs you're better of with waiting several months till the price drops.

    Good things :

    - It feels smooth and i don't have any problems with fps or stutters.
    - The concept is a nice idea combined with the old fighting and gear system, i'd be hella fun.
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  6. Dec 4, 2017
    4
    I FINALLY beat this game today, and i can safely say that the last 3-4 hours were a 100% waste of time and didn't need to be in the gameI FINALLY beat this game today, and i can safely say that the last 3-4 hours were a 100% waste of time and didn't need to be in the game whatsoever. This game has the worst plot out of any game I've ever played by far, it's RARELY funny, and the story literally seems like it was written by 6 year olds. The Stick Of Truth absolutely blows this game out of the water. The character customization at later levels in this game is pretty much the only cool thing you with experience in Fractured But Whole. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2017
    0
    It's kind of fun game with interesting new mechanics, rich battle mechanics, addictive exploring in the open world, but one thing at the mainIt's kind of fun game with interesting new mechanics, rich battle mechanics, addictive exploring in the open world, but one thing at the main plot just ruin everything for me. I don't want to write down the spoilers, but in my opinion, scriptwriters completely crossed the line with a stupid brutality in one of the main quest. It's completely unacceptable, you can tell me 'Oh it's the South Park', but no. My score is zero, you should be ashamed of yourself. Expand

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