From Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the minds behind South Park, an adult animation television series. Comes the sequel to 2014’s adventure RPG South Park: The Stick of Truth, dubbed South Park: The Fractured but Whole, which launches today. The game is an ‘interactive South Park’ experience, considered by some to be an entire episode in of itself and was developed by Ubisoft San Francisco in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.
Genre: Role-playing Game, Adventure
Developed by: Ubisoft San Francisco
Published by: Ubisoft
Release date: October 17th, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Features
- A hero’s origin revealed. – Create your own one-of-a-kind costume, craft your origin story, and build out your unique superpowers to become the hero this city needs.
- Explore South Park at night. – At night, a whole new world opens up where your alter ego can harness its powers to do whatever it takes to save the town.
- Coon & Friends, assemble! – Recruit up to 12 members of Coon and Friends to your cause, including Mysterion, The Human Kite, and the infamous Coon himself.
- An outrageous RPG adventure – An all-new dynamic combat system offers new opportunities to manipulate time and space on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives you the freedom to develop and refine your powers as you progress through the game.
- Authentic South Park. – Created, written, voiced, and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is authentic, interactive South Park at its finest – hilarious, outrageous, and a whole lot of fun. Everything is bigger, longer, and goes deeper than before. Come on down to South Park and have yourself a time.
Story & Setting
Departing from the fantasy setting (imagination) of South Park: The Stick of Truth, the cast moves into the trending “Superheroes” theme as its the cool new (not really) thing! In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, players 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.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole has a character creator where players can freely mold their South Park persona, be it an alien, a mutant, or some otherworldly being. South Park is well-known for social commentary and South Park: TFBW is no exception. Very early on in the game, at the character creation screen to be exact, you’re presented with a special difficulty slider. Shifting this special slider between ‘Easy’ and ‘Very Difficult’ changes the skin tone of your character. Although this setting doesn’t affect combat, it does affect how NPC’s interact with you, the amount of currency you acquire, the number of obstacles you face and more. There are other such things littered throughout the game.
The game plays much like a traditional old-school RPG. It has an overworld presented in a side-scrolling fashion, complete with intractable NPCs and buildings that you can enter. Combat is triggered by bumping into enemies that opens up a separate grid-based battle stage, with the fights being turn-based. Being on opposite sides, you take turns with your party members and enemies in attacking, unleashing a number of special abilities and so on. The party members you recruit can be selected from the TV shows’ colorful cast who you’ll encounter through your playthrough.
Audio & Visual
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a faithful rendition of the television series, from its iconic 2D visuals to its deliberate choppy animations, as well as to the inclusion of the program’s original voice-acting cast and memorable soundtrack. Fans of the show will immediately feel at home.
As a “whole”, South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a cohesive game with interactivity as a bonus for fans of the television program, who should really go get this game. If you’re new, try it out and gain a new experience to liven things up, mmkay. South Park: The Fractured but Whole is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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