FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Our PC videos of South Park

Our PC videos of South Park

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.

Quick impressions


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.

How it all started
Exploring and making friends
Recruiting Token
Saving Private Craig 1
Saving Private Craig 2
Hot Coffee
South Trek
Al Gore
M Rated
Launch trailer

All comments

Commented on 2014-03-04 12:31:07
f**k that donkey!

oh it's a horse.
Commented on 2014-03-04 12:36:20
How in the hell do you know nothing about South Park?
Commented on 2014-03-04 12:39:37 In reply to crookedmind
I've never watched. Believe me it's possible not to watch TV. :)
Commented on 2014-03-04 12:46:35
Why do you need to watch TV to know/watch South Park ?
I haven't watched regular TV in 10+ years and still know and follow many TV shows :)

The game is amazing BTW true SP expirience, it's obvious Matt and Trey were involved.
Commented on 2014-03-04 12:50:55 In reply to King_Grunt
Well, then it's just possible not to watch South Park, not to have ever been interested in watching. That's what you call free will. ;)

All I knew about South Park was that it was about a bunch of crazy kids who like to curse. Why would I want to watch that when dealing with those is already my day job? ;p
Commented on 2014-03-04 13:07:49 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Why would I want to watch that when dealing with those is already my day job? ;p
Can't tell if school teacher or referring to Gamersyde..
Commented on 2014-03-04 13:13:45 In reply to Tiz
Haha, could be both I guess. But school teacher it is. :)

Anyway, game is really good and fans will love it, that's the bottom line.
Commented on 2014-03-04 13:32:39
So hyped for this. Going away the week it comes out though. But I see it as blessing in disguise as performance enhancing patches might arrive in that week maybe.

Any other technical annoyances you experienced on PC?
(I love Obsidian but god knows they (1) Can't stick to a schedule and (2) Still release unpolished games.)
Commented on 2014-03-04 14:27:44 In reply to masteratt
Nope, nothing apart from the loading screens.
Commented on 2014-03-04 15:52:11
This looks glorious! Streaming the vids on your new streaming system is really nice too.
Commented on 2014-03-04 21:58:16
I love south park! This just blew my mind
Commented on 2014-03-05 02:59:11
Games is preloaded and ready to play tomorrow. The South Park nerd in me is geeking out atm. :)
Commented on 2014-03-05 03:14:54 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
All I knew about South Park was that it was about a bunch of crazy kids who like to curse.
Well that's just not what the series is really about. I mean, it's over the top and has a lot of foul language but it's all about the pointed satire and social criticism. It's a great show, and not as juvenile as some people might make it out to be at all :)

I guess the first few seasons were just foul language and farts, but it really has evolved to something a lot better over time. I mean, "Cartman get's an anal probe" is crap, "Fun times with weapons" is great :)
Commented on 2014-03-05 07:29:54
Another game to add to the ole steam wishlist. I just don't have £40 to spend on stick of truth atm. :( It looks really good...
Commented on 2014-03-05 17:14:00 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
Another game to add to the ole steam wishlist. I just don't have £40 to spend on stick of truth atm. :( It looks really good...
I bought it for 32 euros from getgamesgo, licensed steam retailer.
Commented on 2014-03-10 03:53:30
I bought the Grand Wizard edition and I could not be happier. Playing through the game with my Cartman wizard figure looking at me approvingly was awesome.

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