chris-littlechild - August 27, 2016
South Park, as we know, never takes itself too seriously. It’s a festival of toilet humor, swears and Stan’s dad carrying his own gigantic balls around in a wheelbarrow. Which, natch, is exactly why we love it. Matt, Trey, don't ever change.
All of that said, though, this does tend to lower our expectations a fair amount. When you see a licensed game of the series with a butthole pun right in the title there, you don’t really expect a super-serious, quality example of the genre. Which does South Park: The Fractured but Whole a hell of an injustice.
Its predecessor, The Stick of Truth, was a pretty damn good RPG in its own right. It can be tough to balance the spirit of the show with typical game-y mechanics, so that neither are lost in translation, but this one did it. South Park games have come a long way since that goddawful FPS that saw you throwing piss-soaked snowballs at zombie turkeys to kill them.
Fractured But Whole was last seen at Gamescom, inviting players to try out the Nosulus Rift spoof device, which let you smell the character’s farts for real. While at the show, Ubisoft busted out another gameplay trailer, which I present here for your eager eyeballs:
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