Friday, 20 October 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Richee Review

It's been a long time coming, having multiple delays, but finally the sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth has been released with South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The sequel follows the new kids turn from king of the fantasy realm to superhero, with the super group Coon and Friends, as they look to start their superhero franchise. The team looks to find a missing cat to get the $100 reward, but have to go up against rival superhero group the Freedom Pals. 

The game has had an upgrade in combat mechanics, as you can now roam the battle field to line up attacks, multi attacks and even use environmental items to your advantage. You have a selection of super powers to choose from, you do get them all in the end though which takes away from possible later play through's. The puzzles fell a little lacklustre after a while and the fart powers don't have as bigger impact on the gameplay as the original game.

But the best thing about this game is the best thing about South Park: the humour. 
The story is interesting and goes in some really random places, bringing back old characters with the new. Downside is the story length, coming in just under 19 hours on my first play through with only two side quests to do. The collectibles look to notch up plenty more game time though, as I still have loads of outfits and other items to collect.



Even with the game being delayed there were still multiple bugs I stumbled across, from my moves tool bar disappearing to being stuck in a permanent glitch fart which forced me to reload my last check point. Other then those few problems there wasn't any other issues to report, but with the game being delayed for so long I'm a little disappointed that these issues slipped through. The game looks awesome, with South Park looking great really taking you into the little mountain town again.

More of the same from the team again. The game is witty and fun with plenty to collect and do. The story feels like a super long South Park episode, not sure how I feel about the 19 hours it took to get through the game but that's just the way of it now. Plus it has an awesome mid-credit scene like Marvel where the story, or maybe some DLC, could go from the end. Final Verdict is a 7/10: it's a good game, and a must have for fans of the series, but I feel if you're not a fan of the franchise this might leave you wanting more. Richee 

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