We recently held a preview event for the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Attendees went hands-on with the first three hours of the game: characters were created, Morgan Freeman’s taco shop visited, innumerable stools passed and ferocious battles had. Here’s what the press had to say about their experience.
“Video games aren’t exactly known for being works of comedic genius” exclaimed Wikia’s Fandom, “With most big releases either aping tired movie tropes or doubling down on ‘gamer’ and meme humour, it’s not hard to see why. Thank god for Stone and Parker then, because based on what’ve we’ve seen so far, The Fractured But Whole might be the funniest video game we’ve ever played.” They also took time to compliment the game’s “vastly improved battle system”, so that’s nice.
“I can safely say this is the most outrageous and funniest game I’ve ever played,” shrieked Trusted Reviews, “and is South Park at the very top of its game. Prepare for sore ribs, aching jaws and a boat load of moments you’ll question how on earth passed certification.” They even threw mild shade on the game’s critically acclaimed predecessor (which comes free with The Fractured But Whole), saying “everything I saw comfortably outshone pretty much all of Stick of Truth, and that was my personal favourite game of 2014.”
“The follow up to The Stick of Truth is bloody good,” praised God is a Geek, “featuring a robust battle system, the best version of South Park I’ve seen, and the same crude humour we’re used to.”
“South Park The Fractured But Whole is the funniest game you’re going to play this year”, headlined an elated Daily Star, praising the game’s peerless comic timing, and the way some sections “turn expectation on its head [by] using game mechanics as the joke.”
If you prefer to receive your information in video rather than textual form, some YouTube folk also attended the event. Here’s a run down of their lovely videos, starting with Dave and Holly from PlayStation Access talking about the battle system and Morgan Freeman:
Yogscast’s Turps guide to pooing:
And Yogscast’s Martin on character creation and a slightly uncomfortable visit to Raisins:
South Park The Fractured But Whole comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October the 17th. For more details, check out our previous coverage and stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog.