South Park: The Stick of Truth - Xbox 360
South Park: The Stick of Truth - Xbox 360
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THE DEFINITIVE SOUTH PARK EXPERIENCE: Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming
AN EPIC QUEST TO BECOME... COOL: Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause
INTENSE COMBAT: Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor
SOUTH PARK CUSTOMIZATION: Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations
An Epic Quest to Become...Cool.
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth.
For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a never-ending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins.
Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser.
- The Definitive South Park Experience Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming.
- An Epic Quest To Become... Cool Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park.
- Friends With Benefits Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause.
- Intense Combat Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor.
- South Park Customization Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations.
|Product Length:||7.5 inches|
|Product Width:||5.5 inches|
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|Product Weight:||0.33 pounds|
|Package Length:||7.5 inches|
|Package Width:||5.3 inches|
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|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Release Date:||March 04, 2014|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 31 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 31 customer reviews )
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32 of 35 found the following review helpful:
This is the South Park game you've been waiting for. Mar 04, 2014
By All Powerful Wizard Of Oz
The short version, if you are a die hard South Park fan and love video games and have been hoping for the ultimate South Park video game to emerge - hope no further that moment has arrived. Buy this game.
The slightly longer version.
South Park for almost 20 years has been a consistent purveyor of pop culture since it first aired. Offering up a dose of comedy via cardboard cut out cartoon characters that have found a way to tackle every issue imaginable in a funny and sometimes perverse way without overreaching it's boundaries of leaning one way or another to poke fun at both sides.
Since that time there have been many video games that have tried to capture the essence of the show to allow fans another way to connect, and each one has failed miserably being nothing more then a cheap nod to the show we've come to love. Until now.
South Park: The Stick of Truth has managed to pull off the miracle of presenting a game so rich in South Park lore that at times you will forget you are playing a game and truly feel like you are part of an episode which is exactly what Trey and Matt had wanted from the get go. Every aspect of the games artistic design screams classic South Park and there is not one point in the game where you are taken out of that experience. It's the little things that matter.
The amount of nods to past episodes is going to please even the most die hard fan and will still provide hours of entertainment to anyone who is just along for the ride to watch someone else play the game for the sheer comedy value it provides.
Gameplay wise this is a standard meat and potatoes turned based RPG game on the surface that allows you to rank up your character and last about 14 hours give or take. The most pointed reference I can give you as to how this plays out are two games - Earthbound and Paper Mario. If you were to combine those two games but make it all based in a South Park universe I think that pretty much hits as close to the mark as you are going to get as to how it all works.
There are four classes to choose to from you can be a Fighter, a Mage, a Thief, or a Jew. The latter providing some additional comedy jabs from Cartman for obvious reasons if you are a fan of the show.
For those who are looking for a long deep RPG though you may want to look elsewhere and know what you are getting here. South Park: The Stick of Truth never tries to extend it's hand past the point of being what it was intended to be - a light RPG geared towards a hardcore fan base of the show knowing that not everyone who plays games plays RPGs but also trying to carefully balance itself for those who are hardcore gamers that will get some occasional laughs at it's nod to the genre.
It is simply a great ride that provides hours and hours of entertainment for anyone who has been a life long fan of the show by doing exactly what it was set out to do - entertain you and make you double over in laughter by providing the ultimate South Park experience.
Excellent job Matt, Trey and the entire Ubisoft team for finally giving the fan service we deserve and doing it right! Thank you.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
A game that finally gets it right!!!!! Mar 05, 2014
By Dredded Deuce
Before you read this, ask yourself do you remember the last South Park game? The one with you running around shooting turkeys? Also, can you remember the last time Obsidian released a game that was as good as Fallout?
Ok now those questions are out of the way, let’s talk about South Park: The Stick of Truth. To get straight to the point, after so many delays, this game truly delivers in ways that most games licensed on TV shows or movies usually don’t. Quite frankly, if you have never followed South Park in the 17 years that it’s been on the air, this isn’t for you and it’s rare to find a gamer or a follower of geek culture who hasn’t followed it at some point.
As many of you already know, you play as ‘the new kid’ in your quest to defeat the ‘drow elves’ who have stolen the titular object from Cartman, the Grand Wizard of the Kingdom of Kupa Keep, also known as the KKK. Yes, you read that correctly. So your quest is to go out and recover the stick with help from the South Park gang.
The game feels like a long version of a South Park episode which surprisingly, never gets old. My biggest fear was 3 hrs in you would start to hear some of the same tired jokes but if anything, you are still discovering new locations and characters as well as learning new mechanics. I really loved the fact that no matter where you go in the game, you can find something that has been a part of the South Park lore even from its inception whether it be an item you can sell or something you can use such as chin-balls, the Okama Gamesphere and even cheesy poofs. It’s really one of those times where you can say if it’s in the show, it’s in the game.
As far as the gameplay is concerned, South Park plays out similar to a JRPG just more coherent. You have a central hub (Cartman’s yard) and the town that you throughout while questing as well as many sub-quests that come along. As you wander, you will have random battles occasionally with enemies in a similar combat style to JRPGs, just more fun. Looking at how this game is set up, it’s a really good thing that Obsidian had a hand in it and even with the delays, you can tell it was worth the wait. Most of the menus are easy to navigate and once you know where everything is on the menus it’s easy to find. South Park also shamelessly borrows from a few other games and as you play it’s really transparent but it wouldn’t be South Park if it didn’t. For instance, at one point you learn the Dragonshout and it is HILARIOUS! Trust me when I say it’s nowhere near the same as Skyrim but it’s deadly when used.
As far as issues, there are very few. On occasion, the game can glitch when you go into an area and the music cuts out and while it’s not game breaking it can jarring to go into silence and back again to music. Also from time to time when it comes to using the left stick to navigate the radial menus occasionally it gets hard to do because it’s not as precise to do as in say Diablo. Sometimes I want to choose one action and I get bogged down trying to get out of the wrong one and choose the correct one. Also while the fast travel option is a plus, occasionally finding where you need to go for your main quest may keep you on the map a little longer because even if you zoom out completely you may not always see the point you need to go in. Lastly, combat can be a bit clunky. Also, while it may take a bit of timing to press the buttons just right occasionally the AI can be too aggressive and unforgiving in making mistakes. Poor Butters has been the subject of much abuse due to my slow reactions, but hey, it’s South Park. And lastly, which also may be debated, some may not like the fact that your characters can heal up after battles which may make the game ‘too easy’. With the way this game plays in a JRPG fashion you would almost expect that after each battle you would have to use potions to heal up but nope. You fight and when you win, you heal and you move on. Think about it though, this is a meta LARPing game that you are playing with the ‘neighborhood kids’.
All in all, South Park succeeds here where it has failed in previous games as well as where many licensed TV games have failed. Every but of the show can be found here be it audio cues from Terrence and Phillip on television, to objects found in Mrs. Cartman’s room or even if you take a visit to the City Wok. Sometimes just standing idly by can produce hilarious results. It doesn’t get old and stale and it crashed through boundaries just as much as the show has done for years. This game is the South Park game that fans have waited for and to be honest, it throws down the gauntlet for other long time animated adult franchises such as The Simpsons and Family Guy to up their game. Both have also had games with The Simpsons probably the better of the 2 but South Park is outshining them all. Even though it’s early, it’s quite possible that this game may be an unsung game of the year so let’s remember it come fall as newer shinier games comes along. You don’t get too many games that does justice like this does.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Rare, flawless, and, um...full of flaws Mar 06, 2014
First, lets appreciate that the show's creators (who have been the indispensable core of each episode's creation) were highly involved in this (unlike all the other games). The feel, look, and writing of South Park are captured better than any other licensed game (of any sort) has ever managed to do. The production values are so high (I mean, I guess)! I love it! But I don't expect the creators to make another one. This is probably all we'll ever get, and I would still be giving it 5 stars if it never dared to aim so high.
That being said, there are plenty of little flaws and missteps you'll spot along the way. It almost feels wrong to complain, knowing what a rare thing we've got here. But it feels like an even greater version of this game was so close... Anyway, how about a few spoiler-free bullet points I think might be helpful?
-Feel free to explore the town early on. Much of what's out there seems meant for low level characters.
-You can use any gear, regardless of class.
--Oh, and there is a TON of it!
---You won't have time to use even half of it.
-----And it's so cool that this will make you a little sad
-------Or a lot sad. I don't know how delicate you are
-When it comes to dressing, you can probably go for fashion above function
--I fussed over it so much throughout the game
---But later in the game, I tried without armor and had no trouble
-the "junk" you find has no use
--I only say that because I collected a lot of junk that looked like it might be used for a crafting system
-for some strange reason, the lowest level potions are almost always enough to get the job done
--oh, and don't be afraid to use them
---you can only carry 10(!) at a time
----you will be leaving them behind constantly when you loot
------leftover loot NEVER disappears
--------though some areas do close off
-The "magic" tutorials are bad
--they don't actually show you how to use the skill
---just get through it
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Must Buy For South Park Fans Mar 05, 2014
I'm only a short length into the game but it's already blown away my expectations. This might be hands down the best licensed IP game I have played. The folks at Obsidian nailed the South Park look and with Trey and Matt providing the story and voice it really is like playing an episode of the show. They pull no punches the jokes either, they are crude and offensive in every way. There is plenty of fan service to go around as well, references to old episodes that every south park fan will want to seek out. If you are a South Park fan get this game.
In terms of gameplay it plays like your traditional RPG from the 90's. You traverse the city performing various quests for different characters. The combat is turn based with timed button presses providing a damage multiplier. You upgrade your character by finding or buying different outfits which boost your stats. It doesn't do anything spectacular or new with the formula but the setting, story and experience make up for the lack of innovation.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
The Longest episode of South Park ever *NO SPOILERS* Mar 09, 2014
Wow as a guy who had this preordered for what? 2 years? I was highly anticipating this game and began to worry with each delay it would just become Duke Nukem Forever. So finally March 4th came and I opened my collectors edition of South Park the stick of truth. While I didn't finish the game yet I am nearly 75% done so I will review the pros and cons (No spoilers)
Pros - A love letter to the show. This game has refences a South Park faithful like myself just LOVES! Mechastreisand? Check. Chimpokomon? Check! Underpants Gnomes, Scuzzlebutt, and Damian Son of Satan himself? CHECK!!!
- Witty dialogue. Very tongue in cheek just like the show. While it is a "RPG" game it never takes itself too seriously or loses sight of the fact that the concept is supposed to be funny and all over the place.
- Animation. My girlfriend walked in to a scene of Cartman speaking to my character and was confused if this was from the Game of thrones/Black friday episode we saw because she did not remember it. When I told her Cartman was speaking to me we both laughed at how it looks like I am playing and episode of the game.
- Battles can become repetitive. Like any RPG battles eventually feel tedious. Fighting the same elves or same creatures for the 10th time takes you only slightly out of the game but it is fairly easy to avoid enemies. Only sometimes are you surprise attacked and forced to fight.
- Map Size. I have to say I guess I expected a RPG even a South Park one to have a much bigger map. I explored the main town within maybe the first 45 minutes thus playing the game the 6 hours later that I am, it has really taken a lot of excitement and mystery out of going someplace because chances are it won't be someplace new but a location you might have visited once or twice earlier in the game (Also some abilities you get later on require you to go back to complete certain goals etc)
-Music. Not a huge issue but except for the throwbacks (Kyles moms a bitch, Blame Canada, Etc) the epic RPGesque music is totally not there. There is a bit of a soft hymn playing in the towns but it sounds to me like the same song on a loop. Trey and Matt really should have worked on maybe adding a little more variety to the music elements in the game.
With all that sad The pros by far outweigh the small nit picky cons. This game is tremendous and is fun if your a RPG lover or just want a game that makes fun of the genre (Dozens of in battle jokes about the characters taking turns to fight).
I will be sad when I finish this game because although it is not the greatest game I have ever played, It is one hell of a fun time!
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