South Park: The Fractured but Whole is the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Stick of Truth. The sequel leaves behind the fantasy world for the age of superheroes, as The Coon & Friends map out a cinematic universe that soon rips their group apart. Only the New Kid can bring peace to the wartorn South Park!
Here’s everything we know about this game:
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Review
Here’s a quote from our review of South Park: The Fractured but Whole:
Almost everything you see and hear in The Fractured but Whole –from the dialogue, to the character designs, to the names of the loot items – is bound to elicit a laugh. In my experience, the in-game exploration was mostly fueled by my desire to dig up every last hidden joke the game had to offer. I chuckled when I found an “evidence bag full of evidence bags” stored away at the town police station, and I laughed in disbelief for five minutes straight when I found opened “Gladiator” condoms lying on the floor of an inconspicuous back room at the local church. There are some fun jabs at gaming tropes as well, like when one character blames his unnatural, herky-jerky pattern of speech on the fact that he’s essentially listing off the player’s dialogue-tree decisions.
Our Score: 4.5/5
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Release Date
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will release on October 17th for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. There has been no word regarding a possible Switch version at this time.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailers
The Fractured But Whole‘s neverending quest to a retail release continued this E3 when Ubisoft unveiled a cinematic trailer for the game and a gameplay preview. In case you’re wondering, the game still looks incredibly fun and remarkably hilarious.
Ubisoft released this trailer in May 2017, which should briefly satiate your hype for this glorious RPG/superhero parody.
Last year, Ubisoft announced that a follow-up to the beloved South Park RPG Stick of Truth was in the works, but at E3 2016, we finally got a look at what exactly South Park: The Fractured But Whole has in store for us.
Check out the game’s new trailer below:
It’s clear that superheroes – specifically superhero movies – are the game’s latest target, as the story revolved around Cartman’s attempts to form a neighborhood super hero group. Soon, half of the group abandons Cartman, and we are presented with a bonafide South Park superhero civil war situation.
Even though the game is adapting a more superhero oriented style in its presentation, mechanically the game still appears to be sticking to its RPG roots. We see this in the combat sequences that showcase such new abilities as universe tearing super farts in action, as well as in a character building sequence that shows the player crafting their chosen persona with a little help from Cartman. It’s worth noting, though, that it does appear that the game is moving towards more of a tile-based combat system as opposed to the traditional turn-based action we saw in Stick of Truth.