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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: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    100
    Housing a story that is both offensive, yet hilarious, ludicrous, yet serious is a rare achievement but this game accomplishes it. The overhauled combat also keeps strategy a key part of gameplay so tactical thinking is always rewarded.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    Just like The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole is 100% South Park. This is a must for fans of the show, while those who enjoy a challenging RPG will delight in cranking up the difficulty and working through its many systems.
  3. Oct 17, 2017
    90
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an excellent continuation of its first title, which comes loaded with humour and action. Maybe there are more complete games among the RPG genre, but not as fun and endearing as the new South Park title, which is coming to try to please both fans of the series and newcomers alike. A must have.
  4. Oct 20, 2017
    84
    While the enhanced battle system is definitely a big step forward, a lot of other elements including the script don’t click as effectively as they did in “The Stick of Truth”. But Coon, Call Girl and Toolshed can be proud to be a part of the “Second best South Park game of all time”.
  5. Oct 31, 2017
    81
    In the end South Park: The Fractured But Whole makes me very happy, and I do think farts are funny – at least funny enough for two games.
  6. Oct 24, 2017
    80
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole is the epitome of a sequel. Almost to its detriment the game delivers more of what we loved about the first one. There is plenty of content, excellent writing, I just wish it took more risks in the game play and pacing department. Otherwise this is yet another stellar game in the already crowded 2017 lineup.
  7. Oct 30, 2017
    73
    With the great story and new gameplay mechanics its not hard to imagine that the score for this game would have definitely been higher, as the game was good up to where I couldn't progress any further. That being said, since I couldn't fully enjoy South Park: The Fractured But Whole with the bug that stopped me, I'm left feeling mediocre about this game. It's kinda of sad too, as I was enjoying much of what I played, but to have the game 'break', and leave me stranded, is a big letdown, and something that affects how this game scores overall.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    My biggest problem with The Fractured But Whole is the lack of a New Game+ Mode. Aside from that i loved it and the fact that you can makeMy biggest problem with The Fractured But Whole is the lack of a New Game+ Mode. Aside from that i loved it and the fact that you can make your character look however you wish without it effecting your stats. if you love South Park you'll probably love this game. i found it to be extremely funny and it even felt like i was playing episodes of South Park. Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2017
    9
    A first-impressions early review:

    South Park: TFBW feels very much like Stick of Truth. To make it as plain as possible, if you liked SoT,
    A first-impressions early review:

    South Park: TFBW feels very much like Stick of Truth. To make it as plain as possible, if you liked SoT, you'll probably like this game, too.

    The biggest immediate change to combat is the grid system, which adds new depth to combat. However, they've also taken away some of the combos, at least in the early hours of the game, that sort of balances it out so that the combat is different, but not necessarily more or less difficult. Parrying remains intact, thankfully.

    The story obviously revolves around the Coon & Friends from the TV show, and much like Stick of Truth, you feel like you're watching a long South Park episode while also being emersed in the world of the show.

    The humor is still there, toilet and otherwise. The game is presented in a way that makes it difficult to know what's really happening "in real life" to our characters while they imagine that they have super speed or laser eyes. We get little hints of it, such as them having to pause a fight to move out of the way of oncoming cars.

    One annoyance is that you can't skip the cutscenes of your superpower. That's fine for now, but I can see it getting pretty annoying later.
    I'm disappointed they doubled down on the fart mechanics because I never really liked that aspect of the SoT, but it's a small complaint. Like SoT, they're able to get away with much more than on the TV show (much like they did with the movie). I've already started seeing this in the early hours.

    The graphics are noticeably better. I've read about framerate issues but haven't experienced them yet. The load times are semi-often but pretty quick. Some last only 1-3 seconds, like when you're walking down the street and there's a load point.

    It seems to have more RPG elements than its predecessor. It's different enough that it's worth a play, even if you (re)played (like me) SoT recently. I've read it's about 20 hours, but if you're like me, you'll spend more than that looking around, doing sidequests, and backtracking unnecessarily because I'm not paying attention to the map.

    You basically have a phone with apps now. The "social network" aspect has been heavily expanded, the main platform now seemingly Instagram. It's a bit weird to ask an 80-year-old woman for a selfie, but how else are you going to raise your social network influence.

    Again, the simplest way to put this is that if you like South Park and you like Stick of Truth, you're most likely going to like this game.
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  3. Jan 2, 2018
    9
    I absolutely loved The Stick of Truth and when The Fractured But Whole was announced to say I was excited would be a massive understatement.I absolutely loved The Stick of Truth and when The Fractured But Whole was announced to say I was excited would be a massive understatement. Thankfully the game pretty much delivers in all areas and in some ways it’s better than The Stick of Truth. The story in the game is once again fantastic and it had be giggling like a child on more than one occasion. Accompanying the fantastic story is some very good and enjoyable exploring. The map is incredibly fun to explore and the game allows you a lot of freedom when exploring, which makes things even better. You will without a doubt sink a great deal of hours into the game and thankfully it has lots of content that has a lot of variety going for it. There are quite a few improvements over The Stick of Truth, but the most significant improvement is definitely the combat. The combat in the game is awesome and they’ve done a wonderful job of making the combat both simple and strategic at the same time. There is also a lot more customisation in this game, which is great. You can literally change everything about your character and the customisation is almost endless, so you will have a lot of fun doing this. My only gripe with the game is that the puzzles are not challenging, which in turn makes them a little boring. The presentation side of the game is absolutely stunning. The visuals and sound design combine together perfectly and it amazed me how well they’ve made the South Park style become a game. At the end of the day South Park: The Fractured But Whole is without a doubt one of the best games I’ve played in quite a while. It has managed to take all that was good in the first game and somehow make it even better, and as far as sequels go it’s probably one of the best I’ve ever played. Fans of the first game will adore this because I was a fan of the first game and I adore this, and I can’t recommend this game enough. Expand
  4. Jun 6, 2018
    8
    Gran juego, un final mejorable
    Gran videojuego con una traducción intachable, con la sensación de que estas jugando a la serie, un juego
    Gran juego, un final mejorable
    Gran videojuego con una traducción intachable, con la sensación de que estas jugando a la serie, un juego bastante sencillo que quitando unos o dos combates algo más complicados se pasan todos al primer intento en Dificultad heroico.

    El final me deja con un regusto a que lo querían alargar y perdieron ideas de como hacerlo, y tiraron de ideas inconexas, que manchan la intachable diversión del juego.
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  5. Oct 21, 2017
    7
    South Park The Fractures But Whole
    A Step in the wrong direction
    The Fractures but whole takes place the day after the stick of truth ends,
    South Park The Fractures But Whole
    A Step in the wrong direction
    The Fractures but whole takes place the day after the stick of truth ends,
    This time you play once again as the new kid as the children of south park split into a civil war over who’s super hero franchise will make the most money..
    The game starts with letting you choose 1 of 3 classes, though your class isn’t as important as it may seem in the beginning as the story progresses you’ll be able to add more classes and pick and choose your 4 moves to bring into battle…
    The game takes place once again ins south park, this time around south park to me felt less alive, and much more of a video game hub world.. As it along with the story missions themselves are less varied…
    since your character stats are attached to artifacts this time that you plug into your DNA strand... exploration felt less necessary if I wasn’t interested in new cosmetics that added nothing to the battle system…
    Artifacts are obtained from fights and leveling up, and can be crafted from recipes you buy or find in chests…
    Crafting is where exploration comes into play the most as you have to craft consumable items to use in battle, but again I didn’t need consumables too often so this didn’t entice me to explore.. I had plenty by just opening the occasional chest id notice while playing through this 17 hr. story…
    improved over the stick of truth in my opinion are the jokes as they’re much more current and less inside jokey like the stick of truth…
    if you have a twitter you’ll be in on all of this games jokes..
    speaking of social media, doing tasks and leveling up will let you take selfies with characters to gain coonstagram followers, this will also help level you up as will fighting and collecting to open more slots for artifacts…
    I also like level progression more this time as you’re not switching through different modes.. You’re just scanning an item and calling in the right character you help you progress…
    Different this time is while the game is still turn based...
    instead of feeling like Pokémon, there is a grind based combat system that I’m not a fan of
    I like that in the grids there are red zones warning you something is about to happen and you have to try your hardest to move your party out of that zone..
    But when it comes to playing with the grid, things just get overly complicated with the different rules of each characters different move and sometimes larger characters are had to tell which grid they’re on
    every character in south park feels unique. All with their own attacks with different status attacks, but the direct and space they can attack just get confusing which had me canceling, moving and checking, until I positioned them in a spot I could attack my enemy…
    Most of the characters are pretty straight forward, but a few are definitely awkward to deal with…
    Farts are also a part of combat this time as you can use them to skip an opponent’s turn or pause time for some free damage…
    There’s also a meter that fills up as you take damage.. Filled fasted if you can recover some health by pressing x when you’re attacked... and this allows you to pull off a super move that can do massive damage to one character or light damage to all characters but with status effects for example…
    but I felt matches were a little too unpredictable in story as new characters would come into the fight frequently.. Never really letting you know how close to the end you are... so id hold onto these moves a lot of the time never getting to use them…
    The best part of this game is easily in its character… the story is ridiculous and the writing is great…
    the grid based combat is good.. but it’s not great like the turned based combat in the stick of truth…
    the game does sequel bait, and if the game stays turn based, I have in the next one they go back to the style in the stick of truth… both in combat and variety in the delivery of the story…
    I give South Park The Fractured But Whole
    a 7.5/10
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  6. Nov 15, 2017
    6
    Status : Completed
    My play time : 21.5 hours
    What kept me invested: Fun gameplay (Battle only), lots of character classes, very few
    Status : Completed
    My play time : 21.5 hours

    What kept me invested:
    Fun gameplay (Battle only), lots of character classes, very few story/side missions are fun, character building, easy 100% achievements earning, South Park animation, Voice acting.

    What turned me off:
    Not so great story, Dull plots are dragged too much which made me hate the game (same with the TV show these days), ass jokes, slow unlock of fast travel system. 20 hours of gameplay where 2 hours are wasted in repetitive buddy animations, boring puzzle and buddy system.

    Recommended for:
    Players who like south park and RPG games, and who aren't grossed out of ass jokes. Really, if you don't like south park, DO NOT GET THIS GAME, you will feel as if your time is being wasted by stupid ass plots.
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  7. 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 will experience in Fractured But Whole. Expand

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