I have to be honest with you. I know nothing about South Park. Still, the four hours I had time to play were so fun that I clearly intend to complete the game as soon as I can. South Park: The Stick of Truth is incredibly faithful to the TV show, but it doesn't forget to be a video game. Take a look at all our HQ videos from the PC version and tell us what you think. Note: On PC framerate is locked at 30 fps, which makes sense considering how the series is animated.
As a role playing game, South Park: The Stick of Truth does a great job, although RPG fans will probably think 12 to 15 hours to complete is a bit short for the genre. Still, for a South Park episode, you have to admit it's a pretty long ride to experience. Gameplay mechanics are solid, humor is "South Parkish" (which basically means you'll either love it or hate its guts) and in the end it's a really awesome game. Sure, loading screens could have been less frequent (they happen every time you enter a building, even on PC, and it gets old quite fast), but other than that it looks and sounds just like it should. Obsidian did the best of job, which can't have been easy with the bankrupt of THQ about a year ago. Thankfully, Ubisoft was there to keep the ship afloat and I think fans will be grateful. As a non fan of the show, I really enjoyed my time with the game, the only problem I had with it was that it made me realise I really should have watched the show all these years. I can't help but regret not being able to get all the tongue-and-cheeks references, but then again, it won't prevent me from playing. Yes indeed, that's how good the game is.
@asdfg: That's fair. I did see a Pirate game called Black something that looked a lot like SoT, so that understandable if the game looks like a been there done that kind of endeavour. (37 minutes ago)
Especially where PVE is concerned. But I think when they lift the lid on impressions we'll be able to have a more informed discussion about it. (39 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: Multiplayer can give legs to games that really have no business having legs. So the answer to that is I really don't know. (42 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: Then I guess I'd like to see how deep the sandbox goes. I think the game looks good and has mostly favourable impressions from those who have played it and I'd like to confirm this myself. (43 minutes ago)
I think one other reason because I'm so negative against SoT is because we have droves of those kinda games on PC. Open world, coop, survival, exploring. Most of them in early access. (1 Hour ago)
I mean... consider this: Do you think multiplayer would really make NMS that much more interesting? I don't. (1 Hour ago)