‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Welcome to a very special week of my Man-Cave in which I review South Park: The Stick of Truth, the new game made by Obsidian Entertainment. Right off the bat, if you are not a fan of the TV show, I don’t recommend you pick this one up. But for huge fans such as myself, Stick of Truth is written by the same people who write for the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, making this a great game. It is a love letter to South Park fans in the form of an explorative Japanese role-playing game.
In the game, you and your family have just moved in to South Park. There, you meet Butters, your next-door neighbour. He invites you to play a game of make-believe with him and the other kids. You then meet Cartman, the leader of the humans, and Kenny (who’s a fair maiden for reasons unknown). They are fighting against the elves, Kyle and Stan, who are trying to steal the stick of truth, which grants the wielder ultimate power. You are thrown into the mix of imagination and hilarious writing.
This has got to be one of my top two games I’ve ever played. The story, gameplay, and exploration are all amazing. The turn-based combat is not unlike Paper Mario, but it also keeps you on your toes. The exploration is awesome because everything you can collect is some kind of reference to the show. If you are a fan of South Park, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t pick this up.