South Park: Fractured but Whole Review 

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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October 22nd, 2017

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

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On October 22, 2017
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South Park: Fractured but Whole is an excellent addition to the franchise, while it doesn’t share the silly glee from the original. Overall content quality and improved gameplay make up for the less funny story elements. It does new things with the excellent battle engine, character attributes and fart magic push it into new territory. The Fractured but Whole is another superb sequel!

Price:
Fartastic

Reviewed by:
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4
On October 22, 2017
Last modified:October 22, 2017

Summary:

South Park: Fractured but Whole is an excellent addition to the franchise, while it doesn’t share the silly glee from the original. Overall content quality and improved gameplay make up for the less funny story elements. It does new things with the excellent battle engine, character attributes and fart magic push it into new territory. The Fractured but Whole is another superb sequel!

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South Park has run for over 20 years with each season, following foul mouth Cartman and his friends in their strange town. It has spawned a feature-length animated movie, continuing to make jokes from all situation.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone sense of humor, helped Ubisoft deliver the winter town into the gaming realm with the fantastic South Park: Stick of Truth (2014). In a year of grand sequels, can the superhero-based successor work? Find out as Jordan Samuel reviews South Park: Fractured but Whole

South Park: Fractured but Whole Review 

 

South Park has pulled fun at pop culture for over 20 years with various seasons, delivering controversial takes on America: I grew up with the episodes that pulled no punches in the crazy small town. Video Games based on the characters have not been in the most magnificent light as developers failed, to realize franchise potential with South Park (1998) being a terrible example because it threw away signature style for a generic first-person shooter.

It all changed with Ubisoft’s South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) bringing the vivid animation and wicked humor to the masses in another format, with both Matt Stone and Trey Parker bringing the madness to current generation hardware.

Paying homage with an in-game recreation of the famous town, as the voice talent and signature style lead into one of the most creative RPG games in years. Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) delivered their signature talents into bringing the foul-mouthed kids to new audiences: with a comedy-infused take on a favorite genre. But in a year full of great sequels can the kids get another outstanding video game? Or does it disappoint?

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Find out as Jordan Samuel reviews South Park: Fractured but Whole

Follow up to the surprise smash South Park: Fractured but Whole takes leaps over the original to deliver new series twists, and classic belly laughter as the kids try to form superhero franchises.

It takes place a couple of days after Stick of Truth, as the kids get bored of the fantasy dress - and start leading superhero franchises lead by The Coon (Cartman) and war between factions breaks out. We are introduced to Italian gangsters, strippers, corrupt police officers and strict parents all expanding upon the original. I won't go any further with story details, but the game does

The drastic change in tone for South Park: Fractured but Whole (2017) as the comic craze hits the town, completely fits within the show's lore as the story goes in a crazy direction. It brings fresh gameplay elements including character sheets and traits, bringing advanced fusions into the mix with each skill working in making your superhero unique.

I enjoyed the change in parodying superhero genres, as it has become so relevant in pop culture with the jokes poked at DC and Marvel working in favor.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone humor separate South Park: Fractured but Whole (2017) from the pack with creative quests leading into crazy arenas: signature staples in the TV series transition into the video game. One mission in a strip club balances all the elements in the game, with fart time travel and turn-based coming to play: I loved the original stance on RPG gimmicks.

The Fractured but Whole (2017) brings a new battle system which simplifies the original turn-based combat, it allows users to strategies and plans ways to defeat enemies. I love the layers in the conflict providing new turn-based systems, with each character having different powers and techniques that tie in with each move set.

As the new kid in town, you're granted abilities to change between different skills on the fly, with combined talents giving select buffs in combat. I love the idea of creating a new role in the town, and sadly there is no in-depth creation tool limiting the added personality for characters. Perhaps giving the ability to combined voices would be a great addition

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The game does have issues with the difficulty being a bit too easy at points, as enemy encounters lack any challenge during end quests: over leveling is going to happen regardless but perhaps randomising attacks more could help the problem. Graphics are exactly like the show with the world genuinely coming alive at points; it sadly has freeze bugs that limit great performances on both systems. Auto-saving is quite decent, but I did loose progress a couple of times with the system sometimes not working well.

South Park: Fractured but Whole is an excellent addition to the franchise, while it doesn’t share the silly glee from the original. Overall content quality and improved gameplay make up for the less funny story elements. It does new things with the excellent battle engine, character attributes and fart magic push it into new territory. The Fractured but Whole is another superb sequel!

 

South Park: Fractured but Whole

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South Park: Fractured but Whole is an excellent addition to the franchise, while it doesn’t share the silly glee from the original. Overall content quality and improved gameplay make up for the less funny story elements. It does new things with the excellent battle engine, character attributes and fart magic push it into new territory. The Fractured but Whole is another superb sequel!

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