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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: 72 out of 118
  2. Negative: 11 out of 118
  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 9, 2019
    10
    Good game with an excellent history and very nice rpg combats. It has a normal duration, a big map inspired on the TV program and some funnyGood game with an excellent history and very nice rpg combats. It has a normal duration, a big map inspired on the TV program and some funny secondary missions. Expand
  3. dty
    Oct 24, 2017
    9
    Disclaimer: Review is from an extreme South Park fan.
    If you love South Park, you will love this game, simple. Much like The Stick of Truth
    Disclaimer: Review is from an extreme South Park fan.
    If you love South Park, you will love this game, simple. Much like The Stick of Truth this is all any fan could ever ask for from a South Park game. All the humour is there, all the references, its just exactly what you'd expect from South Park, it's absolutely awesome. Gameplay wise it's great fun, regardless of being South Park I loved the combat, I played on the highest difficulty and found it both challenging and satisfying to win. I would of given this game a 10 if it wasn't for quite a few bugs that I ran into.
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  4. Apr 27, 2020
    8
    Era molto tempo che aspettavo un nuovo titolo dedicato alla serie malata di South park. Il gioco è costruito molto bene, si basaEra molto tempo che aspettavo un nuovo titolo dedicato alla serie malata di South park. Il gioco è costruito molto bene, si basa essenzialmente su esplorazione e combattimento ed il risultato finale è ottimo con solo qualche piccolo difetto. Risate assicurate Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2017
    7
    The game is great, it looks great, the sound is great, it's like you are playing an episode of South Park!

    That is literally the same line
    The game is great, it looks great, the sound is great, it's like you are playing an episode of South Park!

    That is literally the same line people wrote about the stick of truth, it shouldn't be the crowning jewel complement for the fractured but whole (TFBW). Sadly it is.

    Everything you enjoyed about the first game is back here. For a person that owns a ps4 pro and really nice LG 4k screen, it really feels like i'm walking around the town and interacting with everyone. As far as I know there isn't any uprezing or HDR support, but still the palette is so clean and framerate is so crisp, I'd be dammed if there wasn't something going on behind the scenes.

    The voice acting is perfect, just like the first game, but I found the humor a bit more "neanderthal" here than in both the prior game and the show as well. Matt Stone and Trey Parker are thoughtful with their humor. They just know when and where to twist the knife. In the stick of truth they did this, not so much in TFBW. There were just a few too many "on the head" jokes that made me wonder how hard they worked on this title vs the 1st.

    Combat like the first game is serviceable but is used more a plot device than a tangible need to continue the game. You "battle" some random fights here and there, but really the actual ones deal with marquee characters from the series and usually end beyond the player's control due to being scripted to end that way (Kyle's cousin for example). If i'm supposed to feel like a "superhero" then let me power up or something.

    Leveling is kind of a slog. It's not bad, but it's not great. Collecting is the main focus but at the same time also includes a ton of tedious backtracking or remembering certain things so when you finally get the item you needed from the 1st time you were there pops up, you can go back and grab it. Unfortunately, this leads to a lot of let down as generic crafting items are the only thing that was awaiting you this whole time. The toilet pooping makes a return, but really, kind of a waste of time.

    It's worth your money, if you enjoy the show or loved the 1st game, just don't expect too much beyond being a good follow up. It doesn't rock the craddle much.
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  6. Nov 30, 2017
    7
    Introduction: The sequel to 2013 hit game "South Park: The Stick of Truth" is out, so the question is, Does this live up to the original? InIntroduction: The sequel to 2013 hit game "South Park: The Stick of Truth" is out, so the question is, Does this live up to the original? In some ways, it does due to a massive overhaul in the combat system. Gameplay is more diverse and a chance to make great strategies (or very cheap ones.) Sadly, this game does slip in a few areas.
    Story: The story this time around is pretty simple. Eric Cartman or "The Coon" goes back in time to tell all the kids (including your custom character) that are still playing their game from the previous installment, that a cat has been stolen and they need to play Superheroes to get the cat back. Normally South Park takes simple premises like this and turns them up to 11 for the sake of comedy. This time around, I feel like the story never hit the 11 I was expecting. Jokes are used way too much and the ending is very anti-climatic and not over the top, unlike the previous South Park game. There is still some funny and crazy moment but there is only so many times you will think that Cartman talking about your Mom getting **** is funny. (He reuses the joke 5 to 6 times over the course of the whole game!) The story is like an average episode of South Park, not amazing but it gets the job done.
    Gameplay: The gameplay has been improved since the last time we played a South Park game. Instead of standard turn-based combat, it's a bit more complicated. In battle, all players stand on a grid and get to choose from a limited amount of spaces, where they will stand and where they can attack. This system allows for much more strategy instead of standing in place and attacking back and forth until someone wins. Before you start a fight, you will get to choose classes every so often. These classes let you get certain attacks and abilities for your character, these attacks can become stronger by raising your might level. The way you level your characters stats have been a little dumb down but I think its fine for what the game is trying to be. Your might level is determined but what items you attach to your character. The higher the level, the stronger you are. Pretty straightforward and works well. Gameplay is great and should be the standard if more South Park games are to come out in the future.
    Technical: The game suffers a little here. The overall presentation is nice and on par with the first game but technical issue get in the way at times. I had the game freeze in battle multiple times causing me to restart a battle. Audio would cut off or would not be sync at times. Other than this stuff that they should have ironed out before launch, the games runs fine when out of battle. Smooth 60fps in cutscenes and gameplay.
    Conclusion: South Park: The Fracture But Whole had all the elements of a good South Park game. It ran with those elements and slip up a bit, but for the most part, they made it to the finish line. If you are a fan of South Park, I would still highly recommend it. There is still enough here to make fans of the TV show happy. If your just a fan of RPG's I would wait for a price drop due to a short and lacking story, and so they can iron out the bugs for the gameplay.
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  7. Dec 9, 2017
    0
    Utter crap. Counterintuitive interface, unclear mission objectives, no hints that are any use whatsoever, repetitive missions, and nearlyUtter crap. Counterintuitive interface, unclear mission objectives, no hints that are any use whatsoever, repetitive missions, and nearly impossible combat. Bought this game on clearance and it's STILL a rip-off. Will be sold ASAP to the nearest resale store. Do NOT assume if you liked SoT that this game won't suck. Expand

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