South Park : Stick of Truth

Howard Stern once proclaimed himself as the "King of all Media".  While I'm not taking anything away from Howard I think Trey Parker and Matt Stone may be able to make a claim at that title.  The pair have made movies, records, Broadway musicals, TV Shows and Video Games.  

Their most famous creation is South Park which has been on TV since 1997.  This adult cartoon has spawned a movie, records, and video games. If you are not familiar with South Park then this game is not for you.  If you are a casual fan then you will probably enjoy it.  If your more than a casual fan then you will love it and you have to play it.

Being more than a casual fan I decided to buy it and have a go.  I have played other South Park video games and enjoyed them but never felt like they were anything special.  A few just seemed like other games with South Park characters layered on top.  

I won't get into the game play there are plenty of other sites that do that better than I ever could.  If you are looking for that then check out IGN's review.  I will say that the game play is similar to that of a Fall Out or Skyrim but this game plays like a love letter to South Park fans.  It really feels like you are playing an episode of South Park.  There are a lot of call backs from the show in there including side quests to collect underpants and Chinpoko mon but even if you haven't watched every episode of the show you will still enjoy it.

This is definitely not a game for kids but if you are fan of South Park you know it's not a show for kids.  I loved the game my only real complaint is that the story is pretty short.  I was able to play the whole game in about 4 days.  Having played games like Fall Out and Skyrim I imagine there will be some DLC coming out at some point.  If and when that happens they will have my money. 

I think it's time for me to get back to that quite mountain town.