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MrX
12-01-11, 12:35 PM
Jan cover of GI
http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/thq/southpark/cov1page610.jpg

Trey Parker and Matt Stone have never been shy about their love of gaming. From Randy Marsh playing Guitar Hero in his underpants to the legendary "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode, the comic duo have demonstrated an obvious familiarity with the medium. Now that they've conquered television, film, and Broadway, the next target on their hit list is the gaming industry.

Thanks to a collaboration with THQ and Obsidian, Parker and Stone are writing the script, performing the dialogue, and overseeing the development of South Park: The Game. Unlike the cash-in Acclaim titles from over a decade ago, this ambitious project is a full-scale RPG for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. As the new kid in South Park, it'll be up to you to make friends and defend the town from a wide range of threats. Be sure to check out our January issue for all the details, as well as an interview with Parker and Stone themselves.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/12/01/cover-reveal-south-park.aspx

Matt
12-01-11, 12:43 PM
Full cover:

http://i.imgur.com/lEhPu.jpg

Kedrix
12-01-11, 12:52 PM
If they are allowed complete creative reign over the finished product, it could be awesome. And then I would be interested. The umpteen cash grabs we have seen over the years have been meh at best. We shall see.

orangecrush
12-01-11, 12:54 PM
The south park tower defense game on XBLA was good. I look forward to seeing reviews of this.

chuckd21
12-01-11, 01:16 PM
I'd still play an updated South Park 64.

MoviePage
12-01-11, 02:12 PM
Very intrigued by the "full-scale RPG" promise.

Boba Fett
12-01-11, 02:38 PM
I'd still play an updated South Park 64.

That was one of the most punishingly hard FPS entries on the system.

Bob_Bobbson
12-01-11, 03:00 PM
Full cover:

http://i.imgur.com/lEhPu.jpg

Oh man. Behind Timmy in the reflection...it's Manbearpig!

:lol:

Yeah, I think this game will be awesome...at least I'm hoping it will be.

Larry C.
12-01-11, 03:27 PM
Wait this is gonna be an RPG? I hope they let Skyrim influence everything cause that would be so very cool. To be able to go anywhere in SP and have different quests like returning the porn to the video store and protecting the border. I hope they do it right.

Drexl
12-01-11, 03:43 PM
Obsidian was behind games like Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Star Wars: KOTOR 2, so they have a decent track record with RPGs. This could turn out pretty good.

I hope there's a PC version as well.

MrX
12-03-11, 10:32 AM
Here's some more info, some possible spoilers so you have been warned.



Basics

-The first game Parker and Stone have directly participated in, writing the script and the dialogue.

-Parker has always preferred silent protagonists in RPG's, so the player’s character will be silent.

-The player’s character will be fully customizable.

-Your character has a smartphone that acts as the primary game menu and has a facebook-like app show your number of friends you have and your current standing with the various kid factions.

-There are five classes, which are wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and a fifth unannounced class.

-Obsidian is using the Dungeon Siege III engine.

-Obsidian developed a dynamic lip-syncing tool to accommodate changes to the script.

-Parker and Stone gave Obsidian 15 years of assets used during the show and a detailed list of approved textures and colors.

-Critical hits, cash rewards, experience, and consumables are in the game.

-Parker hates unskippable cutscenes.

-The humor will be more focus on the games they have played in the past but Parker mentions that games have lampooned other games before so they don't want to do exactly that instead they are focusing more on RPG's on how big and bombastic they can get sometimes.

Story

-The player will play as the new kid in town, the main theme of the game is fitting in and being accepted.

-The story begins with your character participating in a live action role-playing game that the neighborhood kids started, which eventually evolves into a real adventure.

-Eric Cartman will greet your character and help you decide your class, which are wizard, paladin, adventurer, rogue, and a fifth unconventional class made up by Cartman.

Combat

-Many elements of the combat system are like Paper Mario and the Mario & Luigi games.

-If player initiates combat they will attack first and vice versa.

-X button is for melee attacks, pressing it in well-timed succession will result in multiple hits.

-Timed inputs occur for defense as well for reduced damage.

-Obsidian doesn't want the player to have to sit and watch animations play out; they're incorporating dynamic camera angels at certain times, such as a Ro Sham Bo attack that stuns an enemy.

RPG

-Enemy encounters are visible on the map.

-Soda are health potions and Tweak's coffee is a haste item.

-There are melee and ranged weapons, as well as a lightning powered Okama Gameshpere that is a magic item.

-There is a Final Fantasy Materia like system in the game to augment weapons with various abilities like fire, poison, and electricity.

-There is a Summon System but they are not able to talk about it.

Collectibles

-There are collectibles to look for in the environments, some appear throughout the game while other are in specific areas.

-An example of a collectible is a Chinpokomon doll and a magazine, Chinpokomon dolls are not all the same model Obsidian are using various models that appeared in the episode.

Other

-When Obsidian were first coming up with ideas they show Parker and Stone a quest where you go into a cave and fight a giant bat boss that Ike is riding on, Parker and Stone said that the quest wasn't Southpark, that it was a generic video-game. Parker and Stone then mention a quest to get Kung Pao Chicken from City Wok, to readjust Obsidian focus.

-When they start making the town hub Parker and Stone realized that they did not have a true layout for the town, so they had fun figuring out where everything went.

-There will not be any platforming, they tried jumping early on but it didn't seem right.

-They talk about how they have had to scrap level because the perspective wasn't right because everything is hand illustrated and hand animated.

-They talk about the challenges of making a comedy driven game, Portal 2 is mention, they say if Portal 2 dialogue was on top of a shitty game it wouldn't be as good, so they want to make a game that is as good as the dialogue.

Concept Art (Massive Spoilers!!!!)

-The first concept art is a 'Gnome Mine' a concept, my guess underpants gnomes.

-The second concept art is 'UFO Crash Site', it shows Kenny, Cartman, Stan, and Kyle in front of a military fence with a UFO further away in a forest surround in mountains.

-The third concept art is a 'Gnome/Crab People D.M.Z.' label as a rough concept, it show a border fence with gnomes on one side and Crab People on the other side.

-The last concept art is 'Christmas Town' a concept.

Interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone

-Parker and Stone really enjoy rpgs and they do think that rpgs are the best fit for southpark.

-They were asked of how making a rpg story differs for an episode, they say that the learning curve was be bigger than anything they have done other then their Broadway musical.

-Visual and Visual style seen in episodes like “Good Times With Weapons”, or the live action hamsters in “Pandemic” will not be in the game they want to keep a simple 2D style.

-Parker has been a lifelong gamers, he really likes rpgs because he like the singleplayer nature of them so he doesn’t like or get MMO’s. His favorite game is Oblivion.

-Matt when he was young used to play the old Infocom game and Wizardry and likes open world games like Arkham City, Infamous, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and also hockey and soccer games. He mention that he is more of a button masher and remember Serious Sam because he likes to shoot shit and blow shit up but he is now more interested in games like Arkham City and he hasn’t play a RPG in year because he got tired of walking everywhere. His favorite game is FIFA and he mentions getting his ass kick online by kids with English Accents.

-Lastly they joke how this Southpark game will be a cross between Obilivion and FIFA were “you gotta go kill a bunch of monsters and shit but you can only use your feet.”

Update:

Here are some things I missed. The editor says the game look like an episode of southpark and there is one screenshot that I am not sure if it is a cut-scene or in-game but it definitely looks like it could be a screenshot of an episode of southpark.

Also you can explore the town between quests its a little vague it sound like walking around the town is 2D the writer mentions "exploration takes the characters from the left to the the right(and vice versa), but branching paths occasionally take them in the background or foreground to prevent the game for m becoming overly linear".

There are a few screenshot of combat, the editor mentions that encounters are like classic Final Fantasy that are presented from a side view. With every combat screenshot there is only the player and one other party member(Cartman, Kyle, or Butters), fight 2-5 enemies(Girls, Gingers, Hippies, Fantasy style, and Goth) at a time.

The screenshots in the article show the player in a tree house and fighting on a top of a, different?, tree house or fort, fighting in a backyard, a cave, a forest, and a cemetery. Also in the article they mention the insides of Stan's house and just now looking at the screenshot of the tree house there is a map that I could replicate that might be layout for the town.


It sounds like it's going to look and play like Costume Quest set in the South Park world.

Deftones
12-03-11, 10:50 AM
sounds intriguing.

foxdvd
12-03-11, 11:04 AM
rubs hands together...

dsa_shea
12-03-11, 11:41 AM
Here's some more info, some possible spoilers so you have been warned.



It sounds like it's going to look and play like Costume Quest set in the South Park world.

More like Strong Bad. Does anyone really think that this will be ready for a 2012 release? I would like to hope so but I can see delay all over this unless they have more than just concept art and a few levels done already.

anomynous
12-03-11, 12:07 PM
Come on Aeris-style Kenny death

mhg83
12-03-11, 12:34 PM
The perview so far has me wanting this day one release!

Drexl
12-03-11, 12:56 PM
I'm not too crazy about the "Facebook-like app," but it would be cool if there was an Easter egg or something where if you check it too often you would get sucked into Facebook like Stan did.

I hope Lemmiwinks makes an appearance.

Imprint
12-03-11, 01:56 PM
Maybe you can have giant, bouncing balls for a mount. Since it says Trey's favorite game is Oblivion, perhaps there will be DLC armor for it.

Jadakiss
12-03-11, 03:10 PM
This does sound really cool. It's interesting that they actually had to think about the town layout for the game. I thought they would've had that figured out by now.

It sounds exactly like the gameplay will be a Paper Mario overworld with a Mario & Luigi battle system. Which probably isn't a bad thing at all. This could be great if they do it right. With Matt and Trey overseeing it, I'm getting my hopes up that it'll be pretty good.

fumanstan
12-03-11, 04:25 PM
Obsidian games always feel... uninspired. Hopefully this will be good.

Mike86
12-04-11, 12:36 PM
This sounds like it has the potential of being awesome! Can't wait for more details and to see some previews. I did like the South Park game on N64 and the Tower Defense game on X-Box 360, but always wanted a more fleshed out game. The fact that Matt and Trey sound like they're involved seems to give this game a decent shot at being good where the others did feel like rush jobs that were to cash in on the popularity of the series. Gonna have to keep that Game Informer cover it's pretty awesome!

Tarantino
12-04-11, 03:43 PM
Sounds interesting...I'm game.

DaveWadding
12-12-11, 04:42 PM
The 5th mystery class has been announced

it's JEW, of course.

I can't embed, but here's a video about the combat system:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/12/12/good-times-with-weapons-the-combat-of-south-park-the-game.aspx

lopper
12-12-11, 04:49 PM
Sigh...

My wife loves South Park, so it figures the one game that she will surely play with me is the one I have zero interest in.

Hope to turn around on this one.

DRG
12-13-11, 03:49 PM
I love the idea behind this, but the fact that it's turn-based might be a dealbreaker for me. I understand why they went with it, and I'll withhold final judgment until I see some gameplay footage, but I'm just not a fan of the style.

foxdvd
12-14-11, 01:14 AM
Obsidian games always feel... uninspired. Hopefully this will be good.

I know what you mean...historically they have followed up some of my favorite games of all time and while none of their games are bad...they just always seem a step down from the games they follow.....be it Fallout...or Knights...or Neverwinter...

...funny enough their one true new game, Alpha Protocol...a game that was smashed in reviews...was actually a great game...one of the most underrated...if not THE most underrated game this generation...

I have HIGH hopes for this one...

Matt
05-05-12, 05:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/UdT5J.jpg

xbox.com (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/South-Park-The-Stick-of-Truth/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802545108b1)

foxdvd
05-07-12, 12:03 PM
http://i.imgur.com/UdT5J.jpg

xbox.com (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/South-Park-The-Stick-of-Truth/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802545108b1)

day one

pinata242
05-07-12, 12:05 PM
Yes, I'm all over this. The Scott Tenorman XBLA game almost got my money on production alone, but I couldn't get into the platforming of it from the demo. Maybe when it goes on sale I can add it to the queue of unplayed.

A full RPG, however, is insta-buy.

dsa_shea
05-16-12, 04:24 PM
Looks the the RPG has been delayed until 2013. Damn!

glassdragon
06-04-12, 06:55 PM
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mhg83
06-06-12, 09:28 AM
One of the bosses should be Mecha-Streisand :)

fumanstan
06-06-12, 05:35 PM
http://kotaku.com/5916076/everything-you-should-know-about-the-vulgar-wonderful-south-park-rpg

Good breakdown of the early demo.

glassdragon
06-06-12, 08:28 PM
http://kotaku.com/5916076/everything-you-should-know-about-the-vulgar-wonderful-south-park-rpg

Good breakdown of the early demo.

Wow, that sounds amazing. and rotfl at the fact that no matter what name you pick Cartman calls you Douchebag.

Deftones
06-06-12, 11:07 PM
sounds awesome. i assume this will be a full fledged game on disc and not a downloadable game, right?

glassdragon
06-06-12, 11:09 PM
sounds awesome. i assume this will be a full fledged game on disc and not a downloadable game, right?

I was always under the impression that this was going to be psn/xbl

Nope, I was wrong, it's a full retail game

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006IOAHPK/ref=nosim/6553221-rg1864-00-20

Deftones
06-06-12, 11:42 PM
i'd say as long as this is about 15 hours of gameplay, the concept alone is worth paying for a full price game.

glassdragon
06-06-12, 11:53 PM
I agree, right now it looks to be worth it, provided it's a fairly long adventure.

mhg83
06-07-12, 12:03 AM
i'd say as long as this is about 15 hours of gameplay, the concept alone is worth paying for a full price game.

I think 15 hrs is a good time since it looks like you can play as different classes and there will probably be a lot of hidden stuff to find.

My Other Self
06-08-12, 12:04 AM
This game looks epic on so many different levels. I love how the ESRB warning in the beginning shows that it may be inappropriate for children. :lol:

glassdragon
07-17-12, 12:56 AM
‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Comic-Con Preview
Jul 16, 2012 by Tyler Schirado
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South Park: The Stick of Truth Preview

Ever since South Park began airing back in 1997, it has pushed boundaries beyond our wildest Imaginationland. Downloadable titles aside, console gamers have not witnessed a full scale South Park game since the year 2000. Now, after capturing multiple Emmy and Tony awards, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are ready to invade the video game industry once more and win our hearts with South Park: The Stick of Truth.

Players finally got a good look at the game in action during a hands-off preview at Comic-Con. What was shown more than lives up to expectations. In fact, South Park: The Stick of Truth may turn out to be one of the most entertaining RPGs we’ve ever played.

The South Park: The Stick of Truth demo begins with a quick introduction of the “new kid” (the user) as he and his family move into the lovely town of South Park. Wanting to get a little frisky, mom and dad tell the kid to go make friends while they wrestle upstairs. Locked out of the house, the player is left to roam the streets of South Park. Right from the very beginning, the interactions among the game’s AI cast are hilarious and well thought out. Matt Stone and Trey Parker have written everything and, of course, do most of the voice acting.

South Park: The Stick of Truth New Kid

Neglected by others, the new kid runs into Butters “The Merciful,” a paladin. Butters takes us to The Kingdom where we must seek out The Wizard King, Eric Cartman. From here users will be able to choose a name, customize their character’s outfit, and pick a class: cleric, fighter, mage, or thief. Now the quest begins. Players must go to City Wok to retrieve some Kung Pao chicken. Armed with the wooden Sword of Sorrows, it is your duty to embark on this quest in order to test your loyalty and gain new friends.

Before the adventure can begin, elves invade the fortress seeking the Stick of Truth — and here is where our first battle takes place. Gamers who are accustomed to RPGs will quickly grasp the basic concepts of fighting, but there is a tutorial that does a great job at mapping out the gameplay for newcomers. The Stick of Truth is highly reliant on timed attacks, which can be very useful for counter-attacks and blocking. Fighting is turn based and can be strategic, based on who’s in your party or who you may be fighting.

Simply put, the battles are a ton of fun. The witty banter between characters is extremely vulgar, incredibly offensive and highly entertaining. Not only do the characters comment when they attack, but also while they are idle.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Vampire Fight

Skipping ahead, we are taken to a fight between the children and some vampire kids in a local cemetery. This time, the focus is on using special attacks (some of which can be seen in the E3 trailer, like Mr. Slave taking one for the team, literally). As in any other RPG, characters gain experience points and cash after each fight. Throughout the game players will be able to obtain items through treasure chests and completely customize their armor — from classy monocles to scruffy beards.

Like the cartoon, there isn’t much depth in The Stick of Truth’s 3D environment. As a result, the game looks just like the show. The animation is clear and colorful, with great effects during battle and clever environments all around. Plus, the game really takes advantage of South Park’s vast history — references to the show are practically everywhere, giving fans plenty to look out for.

South Park: The Stick of Truth SDCC Demo

According to one of the production artists on the show, the game is still under development and the guys from South Park are working very hard to make it one of the best experiences possible — not only for gamers, but for fans as well. He also let slip that players will be able to explore Canada in The Stick of Truth, and that the country may (or may not) have an “8-bit” variation.

From what we’ve seen so far, fans of South Park will not be disappointed in The Stick of Truth. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in collaboration with Obsidian Entertainment, have created something that has a chance of being truly great, and we can’t wait to play the finished game.

http://gamerant.com/south-park-the-stick-of-truth-preview-ts-159648/

Sounds pretty great

mhg83
08-31-12, 07:50 PM
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Those were some really shitty south park games :lol:

MoviePage
11-06-12, 10:00 AM
THQ announced that this title is delayed until fiscal year 2014, along with Metro: Last Light. Fiscal year 2014 begins 3-30-2013, so I'm not sure how much of a delay that will mean.

chuckd21
11-06-12, 12:57 PM
:sad:

mattysemo247
11-06-12, 01:14 PM
Ouch, that's the second major delay for Metro. Not looking good for THQ.

Osiris3657
12-12-12, 06:58 PM
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flashburn
12-12-12, 07:01 PM
I blinked and missed the "gameplay".

sauce07
12-12-12, 07:26 PM
With this game I don't really care about the gameplay, just the story.

Larry C.
12-18-12, 02:22 PM
I blinked and missed the "gameplay".

Missed???? I haven't been able to find any gameplay videos anywhere. :(

flashburn
12-18-12, 02:54 PM
Missed???? I haven't been able to find any gameplay videos anywhere. :(

The video above is labelled as a "Gameplay" video. There is gameplay, towards the end, they show split second flashes of it (without a UI though).

Larry C.
12-18-12, 02:59 PM
You would think that a game that comes out in 3 months would have some GP vids.

chuckd21
12-18-12, 03:58 PM
I think that trailer has a lot of gameplay video in it. They've completely blurred the line between cutscene and gameplay with that particular art style. Trey & Matt wanted it all to look like the show.

Larry C.
12-18-12, 04:49 PM
I think that trailer has a lot of gameplay video in it. They've completely blurred the line between cutscene and gameplay with that particular art style. Trey & Matt wanted it all to look like the show.

Well if that's the case Kudos to them. If some of that was gameplay it blends seemlessly into the game. Is there an official release date announce for this?

flashburn
12-18-12, 04:53 PM
I think that trailer has a lot of gameplay video in it. They've completely blurred the line between cutscene and gameplay with that particular art style. Trey & Matt wanted it all to look like the show.

So the game is basically just watching the show? Because 90% of that trailer clearly did not have any gameplay. There was gameplay towards the end, but it was "prettied up". You are giving Obsidian WAY too much credit.

Drexl
12-18-12, 05:22 PM
All the battle scenes where they were shown at a distance and lined up across the screen were gameplay, I think - including the cat pissing on somebody and Jesus Christ bringing the smackdown on... homeless people?

The bit where the kid flies in the air with the purple background and then causes some sort of earthquake is one of those special attack animations they do in RPGs. I hope they are fairly brief and don't go on and on like in FF7.

Most of it was comprised of cutscenes though.

chuckd21
12-18-12, 08:24 PM
This is a pretty good look into the history of Obsidian, and there's some details in there about the South Park game.

http://kotaku.com/5968952/the-knights-of-new-vegas-how-obsidian-survived-countless-catastrophes-and-made-some-of-the-coolest-role+playing-games-ever

Obi-Wan Jabroni
12-18-12, 09:21 PM
All the fighting in the video is gameplay.

flashburn
12-18-12, 09:41 PM
All the fighting in the video is gameplay.

Yeah, like I said, the little bit at the end of the trailer...You know, those split second shots that don't bother to show any UI or give any real idea on how the game actually plays?

I have a huge feeling this game is going to be mediocre at best.

chuckd21
02-19-13, 01:30 PM
Amazon moved the release date to 12/31/13. :sad:

Drexl
02-19-13, 01:40 PM
Amazon moved the release date to 12/31/13. :sad:

Isn't that their "we don't know when it's coming" date? I wonder if Wired has considered this for their vaporware list.

flashburn
02-19-13, 02:55 PM
I have a huge feeling this game is going to be mediocre at best.

fumanstan
02-19-13, 03:07 PM
Isn't that their "we don't know when it's coming" date? I wonder if Wired has considered this for their vaporware list.

Yeah, definitely just a place holder date when they don't have an actual one.

starseed1981
02-19-13, 03:47 PM
DAMMIT! (<--- In Jack Bauer Voice)

nickdawgy
02-20-13, 10:53 AM
Yeah, definitely just a place holder date when they don't have an actual one.

Games always have an end of the year date like that when the real release date is in limbo.

chuckd21
02-20-13, 10:57 AM
I know. It had a real date, and now it's in limbo. Hence the :sad:

fumanstan
02-20-13, 11:17 AM
Games always have an end of the year date like that when the real release date is in limbo.

Yes, that's what I said?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
02-20-13, 11:31 AM
Yeah, but if you expected it to meet the date after the THQ bankruptcy, you were already living in fantasyland.

Oliver Clothesoff
02-20-13, 01:00 PM
Yeah, but if you expected it to meet the date after the THQ bankruptcy, you were already living in Imaginationland.

Fixed.

And yeah I want this bad, even if expectations are low.

Oliver Clothesoff
06-12-13, 10:51 AM
Still coming apparently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_H0qaJ3zUk

Gizmo
06-12-13, 10:54 AM
I'm going to assume it'll hit around October when the new Season starts. Oh well.

gerrythedon
06-13-13, 12:30 AM
I'm going to assume it'll hit around October when the new Season starts. Oh well.

I thought it was mentioned as a 2014 release now.

nickdawgy
06-13-13, 03:14 AM
The guy at Gamestop said holiday 2013 so take it with a grain of salt.

fumanstan
06-13-13, 03:15 AM
Ubisoft said holiday 2013.

Oliver Clothesoff
06-13-13, 09:14 AM
the new trailer said holiday too, but didn't specify which holiday (as part of a joke about the delays).

flashburn
06-13-13, 09:29 AM
This delay will probably be the only reason this turns out to be a good game. Every single game Obsidian has ever released *would* of been a great game at release, if it wasn't for it being so buggy. Luckily with Fallout New Vegas they got the chance to work on it so much after release.

fumanstan
06-13-13, 10:38 AM
This delay will probably be the only reason this turns out to be a good game. Every single game Obsidian has ever released *would* of been a great game at release, if it wasn't for it being so buggy. Luckily with Fallout New Vegas they got the chance to work on it so much after release.

Agreed about Obsidian. They always seem to have great ideas but poor execution, hopefully they're doing something with the extra 6-9 months.

chuckd21
08-28-13, 01:22 PM
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pinata242
09-25-13, 01:01 PM
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Matthew Chmiel
09-25-13, 01:21 PM
While it looks great, I'll be waiting a price drop for this one. In my mind, I can't justify $59 out the door for a title that will now be previous-generation. Especially as I'll be moving my PS3 and 360 into the bedroom and keeping the next-generation consoles in the living room.

chuckd21
09-25-13, 01:36 PM
Still have this pre-ordered from like 2 years ago. Will play the hell out of it during the next gen drought.

mhg83
09-25-13, 02:53 PM
It's out now?!?! No reviews yet is not a good sign. Had no idea it was even out.

chuckd21
09-25-13, 02:58 PM
It's out now?!?! No reviews yet is not a good sign. Had no idea it was even out.

December 10th.

mattysemo247
10-02-13, 08:24 AM
Collectors Edition up for preorder on Amazon for $80

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81gSQhyi6AL._SX342_.jpg

Gizmo
10-02-13, 10:14 AM
Ordered the 360 CE.

The Cartman figure is a Kid Robot figure. They make some quality stuff.

Looking forward to finally playing this game.

mattysemo247
10-02-13, 12:14 PM
Kid Robot makes some cool shit. I still have an original set of the Gorillaz when they were first released. Didn't know they were going for $200+ on eBay.

chuckd21
10-31-13, 02:22 PM
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starseed1981
10-31-13, 02:24 PM
Just got delayed until March 4 2014.

chuckd21
10-31-13, 02:30 PM
Whoa wait, that trailer says it comes out March 4th, 2014? Nooooooooo.

chuckd21
10-31-13, 02:32 PM
"We always wanted the game to feel like you're actually in an episode of South Park," said Stone and Parker. "Getting the game up to the crappy standards of the show has been a real challenge and we're excited to say it's taken way longer than we thought it would."

:lol:

Rob V
10-31-13, 02:44 PM
Wonder if this will get an X1 release?

Deftones
10-31-13, 03:03 PM
that quote by matt and trey is fantastic. :lol:

Gizmo
10-31-13, 03:29 PM
Seriously? Again? This is becoming a fucking joke.

pinata242
10-31-13, 03:32 PM
There's going to be a documentary about this game called "6,000 Days to Gone Gold".

Gizmo
10-31-13, 03:42 PM
So they want to lose out on holiday sales and by the time this comes out next gen will have a bigger audience. Pretty dumb.

chuckd21
10-31-13, 03:55 PM
Pretty sure the only reason for the delay was that the game wasn't ready. It is Obsidian after all...

MoviePage
10-31-13, 04:01 PM
Right in the thick of a lot of next-gen releases and one week before Titanfall, so that should work out well.

nickdawgy
10-31-13, 06:51 PM
The delays are getting comical. I probably won't even have an Xbox 360 by the time this comes out so maybe it'll be on the One as well.

Matthew Chmiel
11-01-13, 03:09 AM
The delays are getting comical. I probably won't even have an Xbox 360 by the time this comes out so maybe it'll be on the One as well.
No shit? There's plenty of time now for Ubisoft to port the game over to the PS4 and XO. They'd be stupid not to at this point.

Seriously, what the fuck is going over there? Delaying Watch Dogs, The Crew, and now South Park into Q1 and Q2 2014? All three of those games will get buttfucked by Destiny and Titanfall.

chuckd21
12-11-13, 01:16 PM
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Rob V
12-11-13, 02:13 PM
I pre-ordered this today at Bestbuy.com... for $47.99 plus a $10 GZ certificate you can't beat it -- even if it is a last gen game.

sven
12-11-13, 02:17 PM
It's still current gen to me!

Brent L
12-11-13, 03:04 PM
I'd like it on PS4, but with the look of this game and the style and everything I think it will be just fine on last gen consoles.

Groucho
12-11-13, 03:06 PM
I'd just like in on current gen so that I don't have to drag out a last gen console to play it. Seems like an easy port too (relatively, anyway).

foxdvd
12-11-13, 03:13 PM
I'd just like in on current gen so that I don't have to drag out a last gen console to play it. Seems like an easy port too (relatively, anyway).

this...I don't care if it looks exactly the same, I just don't want to hook up my xbox/ps3 again for one game...

CrashNBurn69
12-11-13, 03:28 PM
For anyone that missed it last week, the xbox one won the console wars and this is how they ended the episode :lol:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/7funuk/screw-video-games#tab=featured

Obi-Wan Jabroni
12-11-13, 06:19 PM
I pre-ordered this today at Bestbuy.com... for $47.99 plus a $10 GZ certificate you can't beat it -- even if it is a last gen game.

Ubisoft is publishing this. You'll be able to beat that handily within 3 months of release.

MoviePage
12-11-13, 06:31 PM
Yeah, and the fact that it's been delayed so many times that it now feels like an end-of-generation afterthought will cause it to drop in price even faster.

Oliver Clothesoff
12-11-13, 08:57 PM
I kept my 360 just to play this... really hope it doesn't get delayed again

nickdawgy
12-12-13, 04:59 AM
I thought this was another delayed or cancel bump.

fumanstan
02-12-14, 01:00 PM
http://kotaku.com/oh-my-god-they-finished-south-park-the-stick-of-truth-1521431448

Oh hey, it's done. March 4th.

sauce07
02-12-14, 02:01 PM
$59.99 :lol:

fumanstan
02-12-14, 02:05 PM
Why's the price funny? It's a full retail game, can't see why it would be lower.

Although March seems like a busy month for games.

Rob V
02-12-14, 02:27 PM
$59.99 :lol:

$47.99 via Best Buy GCU

sauce07
02-12-14, 02:43 PM
Why's the price funny? It's a full retail game, can't see why it would be lower.

Although March seems like a busy month for games.

Because it just doesn't feel like a $60 game. $30 yes, maybe $40.

Deftones
02-12-14, 02:55 PM
fuck, so i have to crush this game quickly so i can jump into titanfall right after.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
02-12-14, 02:55 PM
Because it just doesn't feel like a $60 game. $30 yes, maybe $40.

It's Ubisoft, and a last gen game. Wait a month.

fumanstan
02-12-14, 03:04 PM
Because it just doesn't feel like a $60 game. $30 yes, maybe $40.

I see, I guess that's weird to me since there was no question that this was going to be a full priced game.

pinata242
02-12-14, 03:14 PM
Full price games are only full price if you pay full price.

MoviePage
02-12-14, 03:38 PM
Yeah, the delays have dampened my excitement for this and there are several other releases in March that take priority, meaning I'll most likely wait until it hits $20. So April it is!

Drexl
02-12-14, 05:07 PM
Why's the price funny? It's a full retail game, can't see why it would be lower.

Although March seems like a busy month for games.

To be fair, we have become accustomed to not expecting full price for 2D games - for the most part.

nickdawgy
02-12-14, 05:10 PM
Being $60 doesn't surprise me either. But like the new Final Fantasy game, the price and the fact it's last gen will force me to wait for a big price drop.

Jcheckel
02-16-14, 06:06 AM
A few days ago Ubisoft released a video of the first 13 minutes of gameplay.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tGzOI5ySl3w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

MasterofDVD
02-16-14, 08:07 AM
Extremely interested in this game but I'm waiting as well. If I have 60.00 to spend on a next gen title or a last gen single player game that got delayed numerous times.....it is a no-brainer.

Oliver Clothesoff
02-16-14, 10:38 AM
I'm still a huge South Park fan and need something to play until Infamous Second Son comes out, so I'm in day 1.

Gizmo
02-16-14, 11:29 AM
Extremely interested in this game but I'm waiting as well. If I have 60.00 to spend on a next gen title or a last gen single player game that got delayed numerous times.....it is a no-brainer.

So what's this next ten title you are going to buy?

Matthew Chmiel
02-16-14, 12:56 PM
I'll purchase it within weeks of its release ...

... as it's a Ubisoft title and the price should drop within the first month.

Dr. DVD
02-16-14, 01:49 PM
$60 is a bit much for what appears to be the right to play through and extended South Park ep. Will wait until it drops in price and maybe rent from Redbox to satisfy game cravings.

Gizmo
02-16-14, 02:03 PM
$60 is a bit much for what appears to be the right to play through and extended South Park ep. Will wait until it drops in price and maybe rent from Redbox to satisfy game cravings.

Some of the previews for it say it might be the best licensed game released.

But whatever. I'm sure COD Extreme Winter is gonna be cool.

Goat3001
02-18-14, 01:38 PM
For those that haven't seen it, IGN has posted a hands on preview and they're raving about it.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/14/could-south-park-the-stick-of-truth-be-the-best-licensed-game-ever

Also, delayed to August 2014.

dsa_shea
02-18-14, 02:00 PM
Also, delayed to August 2014.

Bull!

Guru Askew
02-18-14, 02:06 PM
He was just making a funny joke...
because the game was delayed a few times! Get it?

Cardiff Giant11
02-20-14, 12:25 PM
Got a Best Buy gift card from my wife for Valentine's day and there wasn't really any game that's out or coming out that I really am wanting. After viewing that 13 minute video and reading more about this, preordered it. Can't wait. Big fan of the show and I like most RPGs so this should be great.

Gizmo
02-24-14, 10:47 AM
So...not delayed yet?

Noonan
02-24-14, 10:47 AM
I think it already went gold. Shouldn't be any more delays.

MoviePage
03-01-14, 01:32 PM
Word floating around from a few sources that the game is around 8 hours max.

Deftones
03-01-14, 01:42 PM
perfect redbox rental if that is the case.

mhg83
03-01-14, 02:31 PM
Word floating around from a few sources that the game is around 8 hours max.

Including sidequests?

starseed1981
03-01-14, 02:33 PM
Any word on a review? I want to preorder it but I just got burned on two release day releases.

pinata242
03-01-14, 03:07 PM
perfect redbox rental if that is the case.

Steam Summer or Winter sale for me. I imagine I'd like to play it again in the future.

Gizmo
03-01-14, 05:20 PM
Word floating around from a few sources that the game is around 8 hours max.

Word from where?

mhg83
03-01-14, 07:52 PM
The 8 hours doesn't bother me. Huge fan of South Park. Been waiting years for this game. Matt and Trey are closely involved with this makes me more confident in the product. I'll get $60 out of it just for the laughs it'll give me.

Someone on Gamefaqs thought this game is a quick cash grab. Yeah a game in development for years and almost getting cancelled is a 'quick cash grab' :lol:

fumanstan
03-01-14, 07:54 PM
Steam Summer or Winter sale for me. I imagine I'd like to play it again in the future.

Same, I've seen coupons for the game for 20-25% off, but I think i'll wait for this to drop under $30 in a few months to grab it.

Cardiff Giant11
03-01-14, 11:34 PM
meh even if it's only 8 hours i can always sell it for decent money if i burn through it that quickly. Will still keep my eyes peeled when the reviews come out in case i do decide to cancel it and rent it instead but I'm optimistic about it.

MoviePage
03-01-14, 11:44 PM
Word from where?

People who have played it already.

Including sidequests?

I'm assuming not. Gotta get through the meat of the game and write those reviews in time.

Gizmo
03-01-14, 11:47 PM
People who have played it already.



I'm assuming not. Gotta get through the meat of the game and write those reviews in time.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=102789938&postcount=1930

SlasherJPC, a user on NeoGaf and reviewer, says he completed the main quest and most of the side content in 13.5 hours. Which is very disappointing to hear.
I've been playing for about 16 hours and I think I'm about done I've hit what seems to be the level cap (15) but I've done everything and anything I could think of I'm just trying to finish one of the quests

It's already been beaten. 15 hours with side quests

I beat the game today... It took about 16 hours total and I made sure to do EVERY side quest I could find. I roamed around the world a lot, had fun and let me say it is a perfect length.

Want more? Guess that 8 hours max is not really accurate.

Liver&Onions
03-01-14, 11:48 PM
Spoiler image of a censored scene in the EU, and what they see instead.

http://i.imgur.com/pbI9mIT.jpg

MoviePage
03-02-14, 12:01 AM
Want more? Guess that 8 hours max is not really accurate.

Super!

nickdawgy
03-02-14, 04:33 AM
I always see the time people say it takes to complete a game and double it. I tend to take my time while playing a game.

mzupeman2
03-02-14, 10:09 AM
I know that people tend to associate RPG's with a 40 hour span of time, but I don't think it necessarily has to be that way. I'll do the side quests and I'll be exploring as much as I can, so 15 hours actually sounds good to me. It means I may actually be able to wrap up Infamous 2 AND Stick of Truth before Second Son comes out.

Oliver Clothesoff
03-02-14, 11:11 AM
As someone who put almost 200 hrs into Skyrim, I'll be happy to get in and out of South Park in around 20 hours.

Plus I'll probably want to play as different classes, see all the different jokes, etc.

fumanstan
03-02-14, 11:30 AM
~15 hours seems fine, that's about how long my run throughs of Mass Effect took.

starseed1981
03-02-14, 11:51 AM
I've never understood the obsession some people have with game length. It's all about the experience for me. A 15 hour episode of South Park? That sounds fantastic to me. Sold.

MoviePage
03-02-14, 03:16 PM
It's mostly a value consideration. I agree that there's nothing wrong with a good short game if the length feels right for the experience. On the other hand, anything under 15 hours or so and I'm usually renting instead of buying.

Gizmo
03-02-14, 03:35 PM
15 is just right for me. If it's too long I don't even bother buying it as I know I'll never complete it. This isn't a 'pick up and go' game like a Mario-type game.

Gizmo
03-03-14, 10:09 AM
My Amazon Wizard edition shipped. Can't believe this is actually happening.

Larry C.
03-04-14, 03:08 AM
Scores out IGN 9.0

Adboy151
03-04-14, 08:15 AM
IGN - 9/10
Polygon - 8.5/10
Gamespot - 7/10
Gamesradar - 4.5/5
PSLS - 9/10
Destructoid - 8/10
EuroGamer - 8/10
PCGamer - 90/100
EDGE - 8/10
Joystiq - 3.5/5
Kotaku - Not Yet (Likes it, but buggy -- needs patches)

Draven
03-04-14, 08:36 AM
5/5 from Giant Bomb

Deftones
03-04-14, 09:14 AM
just drove like 15 miles to find a redbox that had it in stock. there was already a 10 mb patch applied when i popped it in.

nickdawgy
03-04-14, 09:26 AM
I'm debating whether to get this on PC or 360. I don't even have my 360 hooked up.

Noonan
03-04-14, 09:27 AM
I'll be going PC for this one. Gives me more time to play while the gf uses the TV.

Gizmo
03-04-14, 10:00 AM
IGN - 9/10
Polygon - 8.5/10
Gamespot - 7/10
Gamesradar - 4.5/5
PSLS - 9/10
Destructoid - 8/10
EuroGamer - 8/10
PCGamer - 90/100
EDGE - 8/10
Joystiq - 3.5/5
Kotaku - Not Yet (Likes it, but buggy -- needs patches)

At least it's getting pretty good reviews for a 14+ hour game. Very nice. Time to hook up my 360

Rob V
03-04-14, 10:24 AM
I expect this on my doorstep today!

Gizmo
03-04-14, 11:13 AM
Looks like there is already a patch as well.

Still annoyed this isn't on Xbox One. Maybe a port around the new Season?

Deftones
03-04-14, 11:20 AM
So far this is hilarious but slow. Hardly any fights early on. Walking around and opening random house doors reveals some hilarious scenes.

Deftones
03-04-14, 03:31 PM
the scene that is censored in europe regarding the alien probes is fucking hilariou. :lol:

wlj
03-04-14, 03:31 PM
wow, very surprised at the stellar reviews. When i hear South Park the Game, I think of the horrible FPS on N64

nickdawgy
03-04-14, 03:43 PM
Or Chef's Love Shack :lol:

I think I'm getting this on 360 because I want the achievements. That and I can trade it in later after I'm done with it. I guess Best Buy has a deal where you get season's 15 and 16 of the show for $10 each when you buy the game there, so that's what I'll do. And to think, I said I was done buying 360 games :(

Deftones
03-04-14, 05:03 PM
there are so many call backs in this game it is unreal.

dsa_shea
03-04-14, 06:04 PM
And a lot of pervs in South Park. What's behind door number 3?

Deftones
03-04-14, 06:11 PM
ok, i may just go buy the game to support the devs. this is awesome and spoiler, but the video is fucking fantastic: http://kotaku.com/one-of-south-park-the-stick-of-truths-greatest-surpri-1536151254

Cardiff Giant11
03-04-14, 07:45 PM
Got it today. Loving it so far. Have done the first quest only and spent about an hour wandering around fighting people and looking around. Slight slowdown at times on PS3 but nothing that really deters from it. Highly recommended so far!

Decker
03-04-14, 07:47 PM
So is there any point in playing this if you haven't watched the show this century? It looked fun, but without any context to the hundreds of inside jokes, I'm afraid it wouldn't be worth my time.

mhg83
03-04-14, 08:57 PM
So is there any point in playing this if you haven't watched the show this century? It looked fun, but without any context to the hundreds of inside jokes, I'm afraid it wouldn't be worth my time.

That's what it sounds like. Do a Marathon this week to get caught up!

Deftones
03-04-14, 09:10 PM
So is there any point in playing this if you haven't watched the show this century? It looked fun, but without any context to the hundreds of inside jokes, I'm afraid it wouldn't be worth my time.

yeah, there is going to be quite a bit that doesn't make sense.

nickdawgy
03-04-14, 10:12 PM
I haven't watched South Park in forever. I might have to catch up. Is it on Netflix ?

mhg83
03-04-14, 10:15 PM
I haven't watched South Park in forever. I might have to catch up. Is it on Netflix ?

Every episode:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/

mhg83
03-04-14, 10:18 PM
Played for about an hour. Of course I picked the Jew :lol:

When I use the sling of David I always screw up and hit myself but then it hits the enemy. I tried swirling the Left analog stick like it said and it still hits me. Maybe I'm swirling it wrong?

dsa_shea
03-04-14, 10:48 PM
This game is fun to play but.........
I knew something was going on when I saw these weird looking things in the shadows and seemingly watching me. That proved to be true when I went to sleep and woke up squeezing an anal probe.

nickdawgy
03-05-14, 01:18 AM
:lol: at the Montage song from Team America playing in the post office.

starseed1981
03-05-14, 08:12 AM
Did anyone preorder from Amazon and if so do you have any idea how to get those 4 DLC characters / classes?

Oliver Clothesoff
03-05-14, 08:38 AM
I played a couple hours last night and had a ton of fun. It's pretty much everything I want from a South Park game - the jokes and references are nonstop.

wlj
03-05-14, 08:57 AM
I haven't watched South Park in forever. I might have to catch up. Is it on Netflix ?

it was at one time...however they take stuff off all the time.



i haven't watched but a few seasons, but the World of Warcraft episode may be my favorite.

Gizmo
03-05-14, 09:52 AM
Did anyone preorder from Amazon and if so do you have any idea how to get those 4 DLC characters / classes?

Everyone gets them. It's a code inside the case.

chuckd21
03-05-14, 10:13 AM
Hulu has the exclusive streaming rights to South Park now, I believe (aside from their own studio website).

starseed1981
03-05-14, 11:15 AM
Oh man. Usually, due to time limitations, I just breeze through everything to get to the credits. But this is the first game in quite some time where I'm trying to do everything. Just a pleasure to play.

Deftones
03-05-14, 06:11 PM
Yeah definitely do every side quest. Some real hilarious moments.

chuckd21
03-06-14, 11:26 AM
Put 3+ hours into this last night. Really charming and really fun so far.

Deftones
03-06-14, 11:44 AM
The "facebook" wall is fucking classic. There is some hilarious shit posted on there. Specifically by Al Gore and Mr. Hankey and his wife

M Polo
03-06-14, 11:49 AM
Good stuff so far.

Wondered into the forest by Kenny's house looking for the thing to kill for Jimbo's hunting side quest and got destroyed by damn wolves. They humped me to death and as soon as I killed one, more would appear. First time I died in the game.

Noonan
03-06-14, 11:53 AM
I've put about 2 hours into this so far and love it. Just wandering around the town with Butters is great; some crazy things in people's houses.

Deftones
03-06-14, 12:20 PM
Oh my god. I just got to the underpants gnome scene.

all i've got to say, is holy shit. how did this only get an M rating. rotfl

Deftones
03-06-14, 01:42 PM
ok, nevermind. now there's a part of the game at an abortion clinic that is unbelievable. :lol:

19K
03-07-14, 06:12 AM
all i've got to say, is holy shit. how did this only get an M rating. rotfl

I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

Honestly, this is the most fun I've had playing a game in a long, long time. Maybe ever. I'm laughing non-stop. It was totally worth the wait. I know it's only been a few days, but it's right up there as one of the best games I've ever played. I don't want it to end.

Noonan
03-07-14, 09:07 AM
I put in another few hours and I'm still loving every minute of this game. Its battle music is probably my favorite from any recent RPG.

Deftones
03-07-14, 09:16 AM
holy shit. awesome "cameo."

chef!

Deftones
03-07-14, 09:44 AM
just beat it. the ending is a bit lackluster, but the journey there was fucking awesome. loved every second of this game. i really hope they make another game like this.

i missed some friends apparently and didn't finish 2 quests.

Larry C.
03-07-14, 10:54 AM
just beat it. the ending is a bit lackluster, but the journey there was fucking awesome. loved every second of this game. i really hope they make another game like this.

i missed some friends apparently and didn't finish 2 quests.

Part 2 will be released in 2025.

Rob V
03-07-14, 11:47 AM
Part 2 will be released in 2025.

But they'll announce it next year... oh, it'll be for the Xbox 360 still.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
03-07-14, 12:00 PM
But they'll announce it next year... oh, it'll be for the Xbox 360 still.

No, it'll be for PS4 and Xbox One, but the PS5 and Xbox Two will have come out several months prior to release.

mhg83
03-07-14, 05:06 PM
just beat it. the ending is a bit lackluster, but the journey there was fucking awesome. loved every second of this game. i really hope they make another game like this.

i missed some friends apparently and didn't finish 2 quests.

There's no going back after the main quest ends? Do you get warned before entering the end quest?

Deftones
03-07-14, 05:07 PM
you can go back and finish those quests. unfortunately, you don't get any achievements for finishing all the quests.

starseed1981
03-07-14, 05:28 PM
Just wrapped it up and was able to do everything. Took right about 15 hours as some people foretold. But for me it was worth every penny. Great stuff.

19K
03-07-14, 07:31 PM
There's no going back after the main quest ends? Do you get warned before entering the end quest?

You can continue playing after the game ends to find all the friends and collectibles, and finish certain tasks.

However, if you're concerned about getting 100% completion, you need to be paying attention throughout the entire game. Certain things can only be done at a specific point in the story, and if you miss it you have to start a new game (or load a previous save if you have one). There are quite a few missable trophies in this game. I'm on my second play through because I missed a few trophies and it was too late by the time I figured it out. Not a huge deal, the game is very enjoyable.

dsa_shea
03-08-14, 01:26 AM
This game is awesome and mind-blowingly in appropriate but I have a couple of minor complaints.
1. There is some very noticeable lag/slowdown in certain areas.
2. There is too much loading in my opinion.

Deftones
03-08-14, 09:19 AM
I only had slow down in one part on xbox.

Cardiff Giant11
03-08-14, 02:29 PM
There definitely is some lag but I can deal with it. The game is awesome, so much fun and absolutely hilarious. My wife (who has played all of 3 video games in her entire adult life) wants to play it constantly.

dsa_shea
03-09-14, 11:06 AM
I finished the game last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. However, I hate the fact that you need multiple checklists and a game plan if you want to try and get all of the trophies. There are parts that if you miss a certain item, character or Chinpokomon then you are basically screwed and can't get a particular achievement. You have to either reload an earlier save, if you have one far enough back, or starting all over again. I hate stuff that is missable that you wouldn't even know existed. This is an example:
I guess one of the police officers in the building gives you a side-mission but if you don't check in the police office during that time you would never even know there is one. Upon completion of that side-mission he becomes one of your friends. So, if you missed that then there is no way to collect all 121 friends needed for one of the trophies.

Deftones
03-09-14, 11:48 AM
holy shit. 121. i think i only got 97 friends. damn, now i want to know who the hell i missed.

FYI, the idea behind some of those trophies are so that you play the game more than once. there are two specific achievements that it are impossible to get with one play through, and i'd assume there's more like that. the one i'm specifically speaking of is there are 2 achievements for selling or lack of selling items. one is not selling any items at all during the game (something jew achievement) and the other is selling $50.00 worth of items. you can't get both for one playthough.

dsa_shea
03-09-14, 12:01 PM
holy shit. 121. i think i only got 97 friends. damn, now i want to know who the hell i missed.

FYI, the idea behind some of those trophies are so that you play the game more than once. there are two specific achievements that it are impossible to get with one play through, and i'd assume there's more like that. the one i'm specifically speaking of is there are 2 achievements for selling or lack of selling items. one is not selling any items at all during the game (something jew achievement) and the other is selling $50.00 worth of items. you can't get both for one playthough.

Actually, you can get both as I did get both of those in one playthrough.

Don't sell anything until wrapping up the main storyline. After that trophy pops go to Ned's and sell away until the other trophy pops. This was actually one of the easier ones. Now, beating Kenny while looking like David Hasselhoff and having Dire AIDS is going to be a bitch.

Deftones
03-09-14, 01:52 PM
Actually, you can get both as I did get both of those in one playthrough.

Don't sell anything until wrapping up the main storyline. After that trophy pops go to Ned's and sell away until the other trophy pops. This was actually one of the easier ones. Now, beating Kenny while looking like David Hasselhoff and having Dire AIDS is going to be a bitch.

ah shit, i didn't think about that. good call. i had dire aids, but i had no clue about the david hasselhoff thing until later after i beat it.

Adboy151
03-09-14, 02:08 PM
Such a great script and design from South Park Studios... god, the final Gnome battle, then to be trumped by the clinic. That said, it really gets a ton of points off in how buggy it can be.

There needed to be a little more direction on the equipment patches used (I was 60% through before I noticed how they worked). I gave up on the Chinpokomons after I realized I missed too many that I couldn't get back to. Friends: it would have been nice to know how many you could get I was around 90-some odd. Did finish all the side-quests, though.

The lag was there, almost exclusively in town when running, but especially near City Wok.

Major issues for me (PS3):

Early on, a couple battles wouldn't end even though the enemies were cleared (gone not just stunned).
Had to do the Canada section twice. After the first time, the rats reappeared and couldn't get back to the farm. There was no way to fart them away from the Canada side.
After the Clyde and his clones battle, the game went to black and then after five or six minutes loaded the game credits skipping the last two sections of the game. (Apparently this is common bug.)
Animation stalled during the third portion of the nuke segment.

slop101
03-09-14, 04:46 PM
Well, I got about half-way through the game and was having quite a bit of fun with it, until my 360 suddenly decided not to read the disc anymore. No reason I can see, as other games load fine and the disc is as clean as it was when I first put it in.

MoviePage
03-09-14, 07:54 PM
Just wrapped up the 1000 GS. Didn't think I'd manage it all in one playthrough with all the missable stuff, but plenty of backup saves at the right points (and very thorough exploring for collectibles) made it manageable. Great game and not bad at all for a 2-night Redbox rental.

dsa_shea
03-09-14, 09:31 PM
Just wrapped up the 1000 GS. Didn't think I'd manage it all in one playthrough with all the missable stuff, but plenty of backup saves at the right points (and very thorough exploring for collectibles) made it manageable. Great game and not bad at all for a 2-night Redbox rental.

Congrats! However, doing this all in one playthrough also requires you to somewhat spoil your first playthrough and isn't forgiving at all if you happen to miss certain collecibles, friends or outfits.

MoviePage
03-09-14, 09:49 PM
I did look at the full list of achievements (including the secret ones) beforehand so that I was prepared and didn't miss anything major. But really, the plot of South Park isn't something I was concerned about spoiling for myself.

I was actually quite surprised that I didn't miss any of the collectibles or sidequests, because I did those on my own.

dsa_shea
03-09-14, 10:28 PM
I did look at the full list of achievements (including the secret ones) beforehand so that I was prepared and didn't miss anything major. But really, the plot of South Park isn't something I was concerned about spoiling for myself.

I was actually quite surprised that I didn't miss any of the collectibles or sidequests, because I did those on my own.

You were able to find the Woodland Critters on your own without even knowing they were there to be found? Also, some of the other friends were blink and you miss the opportunity to add them.

19K
03-10-14, 05:52 AM
I found all the weapons and side quests without help, but I definitely needed to look up where some of the friends were. I agree, the Woodland Critters would be near impossible to find by "accident".

It took me 2 playthroughs to get the platinum, but the second round was super easy and only took about 8 hours. I got all the collectibles in my first round, but I missed most of the combat related trophies (gingervitis, re-buttal, etc). Those also have a slim window of opportunity since some of the enemies don't appear anymore after a certain point. Again, that's something you probably wouldn't know without looking it up beforehand.

MoviePage
03-10-14, 06:10 AM
You were able to find the Woodland Critters on your own without even knowing they were there to be found?

Yes. There is a map at the very beginning of the game (I think it's in Cartman's tent) that you can zoom in on and view up close. It had the directions on it, and I wrote them down without knowing what they meant. Almost forgot about them until I got to the forest, and then remembered to check them and try it. I was a bit surprised, because I thought they would end up being the directions to get out of the place.

Boba Fett
03-10-14, 06:24 AM
Very glad I rented this from Redbox. It's a fine diversion for The $6-$8 I'll spend on a rental, but had I bought this and spent even $20, let alone $60, I'd be horribly disappointed. At times, it barely feels like a game. Not sure why this wasn't a $20 XBLA title, apart from the notoriety of the license.

MoviePage
03-10-14, 07:00 AM
Very glad I rented this from Redbox. It's a fine diversion for The $6-$8 I'll spend on a rental, but had I bought this and spent even $20, let alone $60, I'd be horribly disappointed. At times, it barely feels like a game. Not sure why this wasn't a $20 XBLA title, apart from the notoriety of the license.

Say whaaat? :hscratch:

starseed1981
03-10-14, 09:54 AM
Very glad I rented this from Redbox. It's a fine diversion for The $6-$8 I'll spend on a rental, but had I bought this and spent even $20, let alone $60, I'd be horribly disappointed. At times, it barely feels like a game. Not sure why this wasn't a $20 XBLA title, apart from the notoriety of the license.

I couldn't disagree with this statement more.

19K
03-10-14, 10:02 AM
I have to say that's the first negative comment I've seen about this game.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. :shrug:

Deftones
03-10-14, 10:19 AM
yeah, while it is an opinion, it certainly isn't a majority one.

slop101
03-10-14, 11:03 AM
At times, it barely feels like a game.No less than a great majority of JRPGs.

nickdawgy
03-10-14, 12:37 PM
Quite a bit of spoilers in this thread.

maxfisher
03-10-14, 02:01 PM
Finished it up yesterday and really enjoyed it, despite some minor gripes about technical issues. The story was great, though I wish it'd tilted a little away from crude and towards biting commentary. For the show, they're almost always great at taking people and institutions down a notch or two. The game left most of that out and settled on just going for gross or offensive, which was still hilarious, just a little empty. With the groundwork laid, I really hope they decide to do a sequel or two.

I thought about exploring the world a bit more when I finished, but saw Best Buy was offering $40 in credit, so I traded it in instead. Considering I paid $48 with GCU and got a $20 RZ cert for preordering, it's kind of like they paid me $12 to play through the game. They've really won me over with the new GCU program.

Cardiff Giant11
03-10-14, 04:55 PM
I missed a chimpokomon in the school during the quest to free craig (discovered when my wife was playing the quest with her character). I've since moved onto Day 2 (well the first evening). Am I able to go back into the school after I get off the UFO?

19K
03-10-14, 05:07 PM
Yes. I missed it the first time too, you'll get another shot at it.

UncleGramps
03-11-14, 03:01 PM
I played through the end of Night 2 last night. That was...um...memorable?

dsa_shea
03-11-14, 04:44 PM
I played through the end of Night 2 last night. That was...um...memorable?

More bang for your buck.

wmansir
03-12-14, 05:16 AM
I just finished it and really enjoyed it. I was expecting it to be amusing and full of references, but was pleasantly surprised by the number of genuine laugh out loud moments there were.

The RPG and combat elements were a bit weaker. I liked all the different attacks, specials, comments etc, but really disliked the QTE aspect. It made combat a bit too tedious and drawn out. Since the game allows you to get quite over powered doing side quests I ended up just spamming my best specials and mostly one or two shotting all but tougher bosses. I likely missed some good special attacks by enemies because of this.

slop101
03-12-14, 11:23 AM
At stores, I liked seeing how the displays for this game were completely bare, making it apparent that the game is selling really well.

nickdawgy
03-19-14, 06:14 AM
I finished it the other night. About 15 hours for me. I think I got close to half the achievements. I don't really have a desire to play it again, but I have to say it was one of the greatest games I ever played. Just 100% joy.

The Black
03-19-14, 07:20 AM
I was just wondering if you need the dvd in the drive whilst playing the pc version?
Otherwise I'm purchasing the digital download.

Rob V
03-19-14, 07:25 AM
I was just wondering if you need the dvd in the drive whilst playing the pc version?
Otherwise I'm purchasing the digital download.

Are you posting this question in every thread for a reason? Name another non-digital game, where you don't need the disc in to play.

The Black
03-19-14, 10:00 AM
Are you posting this question in every thread for a reason? Name another non-digital game, where you don't need the disc in to play.

Every thread? I'm only asking in this and Titanfall's thread, because I'm interested in these two games. I haven't played a pc game in AGES, so I can only remember the days when you needed to have your disc in the computer/laptop to be able to play.
No need to get all worked up about it Rob.

Matthew Chmiel
03-19-14, 12:57 PM
I was just wondering if you need the dvd in the drive whilst playing the pc version?
Otherwise I'm purchasing the digital download.
I can't even remember the last time one needed the disc in the drive while playing a PC game. It hasn't been that way for nearly a decade.

Liver&Onions
03-19-14, 01:18 PM
Holy balls, that Underpants Gnome part. So goddamned funny.

Deftones
03-25-14, 10:31 AM
On sale for $42.99 today only: http://www.amazon.com/b/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&ccmID=380205&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&node=8524689011&tag=37298120-20

Mok
03-25-14, 09:20 PM
$42.99 is not bad I guess I will pick it up.

Lone Wolf
04-18-14, 08:01 PM
Amazon dropped the price to $39.99.

OldBoy
04-19-14, 01:05 PM
is this game heavy on the RPG, like Skyrim or more light-RPG like Borderlands?

thanks in advance.

slop101
04-19-14, 04:24 PM
is this game heavy on the RPG, like Skyrim or more light-RPG like Borderlands?

thanks in advance.Neither. It's more like Final Fantasy, than either of those, though a lot more lean, less padded, with a tighter focus than any JRPG game.

OldBoy
04-19-14, 04:48 PM
Neither. It's more like Final Fantasy, than either of those, though a lot more lean, less padded, with a tighter focus than any JRPG game.

never played a single FF...

slop101
04-19-14, 06:06 PM
This review does a good job at explaining what you can expect from the gameplay, without ruining any surprises.

<div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:arc:video:gametrailers.com:281e5b04-c01e-427d-82a3-586935d71bd4" width="512" height="288" frameborder="0"></iframe><p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><b><a href="http://www.gametrailers.com/games/jd18x8/south-park--the-stick-of-truth">South Park: The Stick of Truth</a></b></p></div></div>

It's RPG elements aren't too complicated, so if you're not familiar with that stuff, you can still get by just fine. It also has an adjustable difficulty to help out as well. But if you like South Park at all, you need to play this game, even if you hate RPGs.

OldBoy
04-19-14, 07:17 PM
But if you like South Park at all, you need to play this game, even if you hate RPGs.

that's what i keep hearing.

thanks for the info!

Rob V
05-19-14, 09:01 AM
I'm about three hours into this game and loving it. Using the City Wok guy as my "summon power" was absolutely hilarios!