Game On :: South Park – The Stick Of Truth
March 18th 2014
Friends, filthy human beings, South Park fans, lend me your eyeballs; it’s time to get stuck into one of the filthiest games ever to be conceived (most likely in a motel pool).
Following on from the Black Friday trilogy that aired back in September (a parody of the fantasy setting with Game of Thrones the focus of the satire), you’re introduced to South Park’s newest residents – the youngest being your gateway to one of the most crass games ever created, and I love every second of it.
In regards to gameplay here, there’s very little to distinguish The Stick Of Truth from any other RPG on the market, however there are a few small touches that only Trey Parker and Matt Stone can get away with.
After attempting to enter a name, only for the Wizard King (Cartman) to bestow the heroic name of “Douchebag” upon your new Journeyman, you’ll need to choose between four classes. There’s a Warrior, Mage, Thief and – here’s that South Park touch – a Jew.
You then begin your quest to retrieve the Stick of Truth, with powers and weaponry the world gifts you; one example being the Dragon’s Breath (a firecracker used to burn your enemies).
I don’t want to go too much into the story, other than the basics, because the fun of this game lies in quests you’ve done a million times before. But not quite like this – let’s just say finding out what’s in Cartman’s mum’s bedside drawer doesn’t come with batteries.
I’m hoping you’re beginning to sense a pattern. The mix of RPG fantasy elements and modern day crass comedy has been implemented seamlessly.
Everything looks and feels exactly like an episode of South Park, all the way down to the self-exclaimed poorly animated walk. Really the best way to describe The Stick of Truth, is that you’re simply playing a 10-15 hour episode.
However, I will put this warning on the tin. Do not buy this game if you are easily offended…Buy 3 and get over it. But seriously, I haven’t laughed like this consistently at a game for as long as I can remember.
Anyway, screw you guys, I’m going home…to play through it again.