Review of “South Park: The Stick of Truth”

SouthParkTheStickOfTruthI grabbed South Park: The Stick of Truth on sale about a week ago and I’ve been racing through it ever since. As a fan of the show, I enjoy the biting and occasionally puerile humour in the series.

I’d heard that the game was good, but decided to wait until it was on sale before picking it up. I very rarely grab a game before it hits a sale. It was the only game I grabbed on the Steam winter sale and I’m glad I did.

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a JRPG. For those not familiar with the genre, it involves a lot of the types of quests that regular role-playing games do, but the combat is turn based. Each character attacks an enemy of choice in turn and then has to wait until their turn comes around before being allowed to act again.

This game plays with that concept a bit, making for a more humourous and engaging experience than most JRPGs.

The humour throughout is strong, but not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. A good tactic at the start, for instance, is to fling your own poo at people.

If you already enjoy the show, I’d highly recommend picking up a copy. Especially when at the moment it’s already on sale again (7th Dec 2014). However, if the show isn’t your cup of tea, then I wouldn’t see you getting anything more from the game than the show.

I chose Butters as my companion and would recommend him for most of the battles, as he’s very powerful when levelled up. But I’d also recommend taking Cartman around the town a little bit. His comments on Kyle’s house were particularly funny.

I give the game 5/5 stars.


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