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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: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    I absolutely love this game. I play with easy mode because I'm terrible at every video game but Mario kart, but it's still extremely fun andI absolutely love this game. I play with easy mode because I'm terrible at every video game but Mario kart, but it's still extremely fun and it really feels like I am just part of a really long South Park episode. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes South Park. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2019
    10
    One of the best game.
    Few changes from previous game, but that's a good thing.
  3. 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
  4. Jun 3, 2018
    8
    When Ubisoft and the creators of South Park first teamed up to create a video game, the result was surprisingly fun to play. The sequel, SouthWhen Ubisoft and the creators of South Park first teamed up to create a video game, the result was surprisingly fun to play. The sequel, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, is even better. The simplistic gameplay and humorous story were both improved on without taking away any of the charm that the Stick of Truth had.
    For the most part, the gameplay is very similar to that of the Stick of Truth, but with a few enhancements. The main character is still the new kid. This time, the new kid is the latest super hero going through initiation in Cartman’s group, Coon and Friends. The kids eventually start calling the new kid “Butt Lord” since the source of power is from reality altering farts. Each of the kids have their own alter-egos as well. Cartman tasks the new kid with going around and gaining followers on ‘Coonstagram’ in order to get money to fund a series of movies and Netflix shows that are a close parallel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The new kid gets followers by taking selfies with them. Cartman’s idea is that if Coon and Friends can get more followers than their rivals, The Freedom Pals, they can fund their theatric franchises.
    The fictional small mountain town is more or less the same as it was in Stick of Truth. There is a fast travel system that features Jimmy as his super hero alter-ego, Fastpass, instead of Timmy. Many of the locations featured in the show are here as well. Memorable spots like City Wok, South Park Elementary, and Stark’s Pond are there for the band of fourth graders to explore. Oh, and Cartman’s house is still the base of operations for the group of troublesome kids; the only difference is this time they hang out in the basement and not the backyard. Cartman’s basement looks like a very shoddy Batcave, which is what you would expect from a 9 year old.
    The gear in South Park: The Fractured but Whole has no impact on gameplay. The clothing is all cosmetic whereas in Stick of Truth it boosted character stats. While the apparel doesn’t it effect game play, it adds unique character customization because you can wear a costume that makes sense for your class choices. The character enhancements in Fractured but Whole come from the Artifacts that can be equipped. These trinkets can be found or crafted and usually consist of a few random items cobbled together by children with vivid imaginations. They increase party health, make status effects more potent, or increase critical damage to name a few buffs they provide. Also, as the new kid gains new classes, more combat abilities are added and they can be swapped out at any time.
    The combat system in Stick of Truth, in my opinion, left a lot to be desired. In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the whole system was scrapped and a new one was put in it’s place. The battle’s now feature up to 4 characters at a time, including the new kid. A grid system was also introduced where abilities can be used in a wide variety or patterns. Some attacks can only be used left or right, some are in a X pattern, and others are deployed in an area of effect to name a few. Some of the abilities featured damage over time effects and others have knockback. I found there were a few kids that had AoE attacks, and i favored them the most as they had the most versatility in combat.
    The dialogue in South Park: The Fractured but Whole is as good as any episodes of the show have been. The one large difference is the level of swearing in the game is off the charts. When walking around town, the New Kid can slap or fart on just about everyone. In return, these people usually drop F-bombs at the New Kid, or draw comparisons between Mr. Hankey and the New Kid. There is a lot of swearing in this game.The story line is basically straightforward, but there are occasions where it becomes a bit convoluted. One example where the story comes a bit unraveled is when Cartman goes over the New Kid’s origin story which is added upon and changed slightly every time the New Kid adds a new class to the character sheet. The origin story changes a few times throughout the game, but always has some key themes. Thematically, this make sense as the story is being told by a group of 9 year olds with vivid imaginations.
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole is an enjoyable game that is good for gameplay and for laughs alike. If you are a fan of the show, I highly recommend getting this game, Mmkay. If you plan on getting it for the Nintendo Switch, you may want to wait until the latest patch is released though. This game will have you laughing the entire time you play it. I give it a 8 out of 10.
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  5. Sep 4, 2020
    8
    This game is great and to play it on the go feels like watching an episode. Lots of naughty references :D plenty of secrets and an overallThis game is great and to play it on the go feels like watching an episode. Lots of naughty references :D plenty of secrets and an overall well execution of bringing the South Park universe to life on the Switch. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Should be rated Most Surprisingly Incredible Game of the Year Award Where the Hell Did That Come From

    Unbelievably well made - flawless mechanics - just so so good. And the fact it's punctuated by fart jokes just makes the quality even crazier. A must-play.
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  7. May 8, 2018
    4
    Fun game. IF your game save doesn't corrupt meaning you can't complete the game you paid for.

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