There comes a time when one video games comes along and revitalizes the industry, breaking through your every day clutter of the same old recycled crap. GoldenEye, Halo, Final Fantasy VII, Batman: Arkham City, and Super Mario 64 are just a few examples of games that have pushed past the expectations of gamers when they were released. South Park: The Stick of Truth may reach that level and more with gamers on the floor in laughing in hysteria.
From what I saw at Comic-Con 2012, South Park: The Stick of Truth will be hands down one of the most entertaining games of 2013. Not just for the comedy, this role-playing action game looks totally fresh for the genre. This is not your average RPG, Matt Stone and Trey Parker come at full force to provide players with a South Park RPG you deserve. More vulgar than ever, Parker and Stone hold nothing back from the experience. (Check out my first impressions of the gameplay at Game Rant.)
There has not been too much revealed about this game yet, and the release date got pushed back into 2013, but I have faith that the guys behind South Park will be able to deliver a solid game. When the first South Park video game was released in 1998, Stone and Parker were small fries. Now with almost 15 seasons of the show under their belt, an Oscar nominated film, and nine Tony Awards, the creative juices among the duo have had time grow. It is now their chance to take the video game industry by storm. Watch the trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth below:
Although I did not get to place my grubby little mitts on the game, the gameplay footage shown at Comic Con exceeded my expectations. If you’re worried that the show will get lost in translation and South Park will not be able to capture the same charm within the video game, you’ve got another thing coming.
Here is the official, vague, plot synopsis of South Park: The Stick of Truth:
From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool.
Hopefully we’ll get to see a few demos in the near future to really feel how the gameplay will workout compared to other RPGs. The worst that could happen is that the game will be too short. But based on how epic in scale the game looks – this is the first time Matt Stone and Trey Parker have mapped out the town of South Park – I don’t think game length will be a problem. I’m sure there will be a lot to explore, Easter eggs to find, and that the gameplay will not be linear.
South Park: The Stick of Truth will available on March 5, 2013 on the Xbox 360, PS 3, and Windows PC.