Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (Reviewed), Xbox One, PC
Published by: Ubisoft
You turn on your game and you are in an interactive and extended episode of South Park, it’s simple at it’s core but brilliantly effective. If you are a fan of the series, this a truly and interactive an immersive experience, however, if you are not a fan of the series or toilet humour, I would avoid the game.
South Park is back again, you will either love it or hate it, laugh or just think it’s childish, taking the South Park humour aside there is a lot to be admired. The game is crafted beautifully and depict the cartoon nature of South Park with pixel perfect precision. It’s all the attention to detail that make this a visually stunning and an immersive experience. The series has been perfectly transplanted from the TV to the game. Every character is also a perfectly depicted with their personalities on point. The scenery, the levels and the entire game design perfectly replicates the South Park, it’s cohesive design and gameplay. An intricate and detailed copy of South Park is what lends to the feel of playing an in extended episode of the series. It can be stated how close the TV series it is, it feels like the game designers had a real passion for the series.
The gameplay uses a lot themes from the show, toilet humour features heavily, the gameplay is based primarily on a turn based RPG. It really is integrated superbly throughout the gameplay.
The attacks, clothing, design and power ups are very South Park-esque but expertly integreated into a fantastic RPG. South Park authenticity is at the fore throughout, it’s really immersive, funny and a fantastic experience.
South Park is a meticulous representation of the series and meshed well into a turn based RPG. It has lots of humour, is visually stunning and the sound is epic. They pull no punches and the tone throughout the game is superb. It’s a whole lot of fun.