20 years ago, it was hard to believe that a strangely animated TV show about crude children would be such a hit. Now in the modern day we have 20 series of possibly the most current TV show being made, where the storylines hit out about current weeks events and nobody is safe from the mocking. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are two giant names in the current entertainment industry; their humour sets out to entertain in what some people see as an offensive manner. No doubt their special brand of comedy has landed them in trouble with many a different celebrity and yet they have outlasted a lot of "celebrities". There have been TV series, a film and a few computer games; though it was not until March 2014 with the release of South Park: The Stick of Truth that we felt like South Park had finally cracked the interactive barrier.
3 years later we are now here to take a look at South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the sequel that redefines the RPG game with brilliant combat mechanics and a shed load of character customisation. Players will once again step into the role of "The New Kid", who not only ruled in the Stick of Truth; they now have to take on the evil under belly of South Park as a superhero in The Fractured but Whole. The transition from fantasy RPG to superhero RPG was a clever one, also one that did not raise too many questions as this is South Park after all and it is kids playing. When it comes time to create your character and chose what you look like and what to wear, there is a perfectly good reason to reset your stats and start from scratch all over again.
After all the serious first person shooters that have been announced at E3, it is nice to find a game that is of a more simple and comedic route. Last year we were teased with the announcement of a sequel to 2014 South Park and the Stick of Truth, the trailer shown was what you would expect from the minds of South Park and this year we have more to show you.
We are going down to South Park to... play some pinball? Believe it or not, Zen Studios, creators of the Zen Pinball and Pinball FX franchises have announced they shall be releasing two digital pinball tables based around the award winning South Park television show.
A lot of people who have been looking forward to South Park: The Stick of Truth are likely worried upon starting this review. Announced back in 2011, the Stick of Truth has undergone several delays and a change of publishers over the past three years of development and, based on previous high-calibre titles under similar circumstances that failed to deliver on all sorts of levels. It was always in question as to whether the latest South Park game would stumble and fall as those before it did. Well, rest assured those of you who have been awaiting this title that focusses on the quiet mountain town in Colorado, as Stick of Truth does quite a few things but one thing it does not do is disappoint.
It seems that South Park fans in both Germany and Austria will have to wait a little while longer before they can get their hands on what could be the most morally questionable game ever made... ever. Not saying that that's a bad thing, in fact this news is even tempting me to buy the game, though I'm not too fussed about crawling up somebodies anal canal.
The game needed special editions published in both Germany and Austria, because it contains Swastikas. By law, this symbol is banned so the South Park developers have acted outside their constitution. Last week the games publisher Ubisoft told VG247 that the game had been delayed in both Germany and Austria because they failed to remove Swastikas in that special edition. See below the message which was posted on the German steam page: