I just started South Park: The Stick of Truth on the PC recently and wanted to share some first impressions. First of all, the reviews were right in that the game does deserve a 8-9/10 score. The game has great presentation, a fun battle system, a hilarious story (so far) and will appeal to the fans of South Park. The battle system is surprisingly challenging and fun, which I was not expecting in a South Park game.
As far as the game itself, they hit the nail on the head with how true it is to the show. Not only are the graphics and voice overs identical to the show, but also the exploration and situations you encounter feel very on-par with the South Park series. I don’t feel like I am playing just some game with South Park painted over top of it, but I feel like I am actually in a living, breathing, South Park world. I am impressed.
To be honest, I can’t think of any other video game in the past where not only did it look like a show it was based off of, but also feels like that show. I mean, some of the older games like Pokemon felt like you were living in the world if you used some imagination, but never before have I seen a game hit the nail on the head so well with both visual elements and story/interaction elements. I can’t want to keep playing this one.