Because you all care about my opinions. Shut up, yes you do.
I’d usually avoid spoilers, but I’m going to say right off that there’s not much new content in this game. Most of the jokes and situations are rehashes of past episodes of South Park, which makes it feel more dated than a brand new game should.
That said, what material was new was about as funny as your average episode. Being a vagina-haver, I am impervious to fart jokes, but the stuff parodying fantasy RPGs and especially the jokes about the silent protagonist trope, I thought were hilarious.
Any other problems with the humor are carry-overs from the show. Sometimes it feels like it’s trying too hard to be scandalous, being its most obvious flaw.
As for the game itself, it could sometimes be hard to get around. There were times when it was difficult to tell where to go, because there isn’t much to indicate what you’re able to climb or what you’ll fit between. Off the top of my head, I can recall two times when I could figure out what to do, and it turned out I was doing the right thing, I was just standing half a millimeter too far back or forward.
That’s the problem with having the camera fixed to one side like an old 2D game while you’re able to move in more directions than just left and right.
I also thought the process of learning new fart attacks was needlessly complex, given that I never used them in battle, and using them to clear obstacles only required the G key. Granted, once I figured out to focus more on the squiggly lines and less on the buttons they were telling me to push, it got much easier, but those first two were beyond frustrating up to that point.
All this bitching and moaning probably makes me sound like I didn’t like the game, though, and that isn’t the case. What really matters to me in a game is whether or not it’s fun. A flawless game that isn’t fun is a much worse failure than a buggy, crash-prone mess of a game that is fun, in my eyes. And on that front, The Stick of Truth passes with flying colors. It’s extremely enjoyable, though, admittedly, I’m not super excited to replay it like I am most of my other games. Maybe after a few days of cool down, I’ll try playing as another class. I can’t imagine that warrior differs too much from thief, but I’d like to see how mage and Jew (yes, Jew) work.
If you’re a fan of South Park, I’d recommend this game to you, but if you don’t like the show, you most likely won’t like the game.
P.S.: The ending was fantastic.