South Park the Stick of Truth was a surprisingly great love letter to the fans and RPG gamers. Since then, everybody’s favorite town has not had much luck with riding that wave. Phone Destroyer was a monetized mess, and with The Fractured but Whole, the developers have done some fracturing of their gameplay.
South Park the Stick of Truth has been a long time coming. Originally a part of Take Two’s lineup, the game seemed to be in development hell with no solid information and multiple delays. When Take Two folded it seemed that the game was doomed but Ubisoft swept in to save the game and gave developer Obsidian Studios a chance to keep working on it.
And now that it’s out, we have a game that for all intents and purposes should have sucked. But instead we have one of the strongest games based on an IP since Batman Arkham Asylum; however that depends on how much of a fan of South Park you are.