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.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole isn't out until 17th October but we already have a list of downloadable content (DLC) that will be coming for the game over the coming months and that will be included with the season pass. The DLC will be as follows:
Danger Deck - Doctor Timothy's Danger deck will be the ultimate challenge of combat. Players will be able to unlock exclusive costumes and artefacts. This DLC will be available in December 2017.
The Ubisoft show floor presence at EGX 2017 was a brilliant affair and defiantly one of the major stops in any serious gamer’s route. The area was filled with a number of great games across all platforms from the Nintendo switch to the upcoming Xbox One X. The major games on show were Far Cry 5, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Assassins Creed: Origins. All the games apart from Mario were in a typical queue to play fashion; Mario was the exception as the game had previously been released. I will state now that all versions of the games talked about in the article below are not games in their final stages, these titles are still in development and what is shown cannot be taken as a true representation of the game for release.
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.