South Park holds a special place in my heart (and in my DVD shelf). I have been watching it for years. There are good episodes and there are bad episodes but mostly the entire series is good. So now they decided to make a game on this series. The best part of this is that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were actually part of making the game. It wasn’t just a random fighting game with a South Park paintjob and brand.
The entire game is around 16h for the main storyline and the side missions but it can go up to 20h if you want to find all the Chinpokomon, kindergarteners and hobos. A 30€ game (7.50€ if on sale) which delivers 16h worth of South Park episodes is pretty good if you ask me.
I don’t want to spoil the plot because it is so random and so damn good but I will say this: The plot feels like multiple South Park episodes taped together, which is good for the most part. Some parts are a little more tacked on than others but they are still good. They just don’t fit in nicely.
The combat is fun but becomes repetitive after you find the correct combinations of attacks and the most powerful weapons. Most of the bosses are just enemies with ten times the HP. Just a grindfest. Most of the weapons are just direct upgrades to the last one and I only had a few moments when I was thinking “Which one of these weapons would be the best in this situation?”.
Some sections, like the battery part in Mr. Slave’s ass was really hard to figure out. I didn’t have Stan with me and the buddies didn’t give me any sign that they could help, like most other parts like it.
The humour is spot on. The customization is good. The voice acting is great.
If you don’t like South Park, then you should propably skip this one but if you do, then this is a must have. I give this game a 9/10. The repetitive combat, easy bossfights and the lack of situational weapons bring it down. But for what it has (plot, humour, voice acting, amount of content), I have to recommend it to the fans of the show.