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South Park: The Fractured but Whole review
Meh
by x_manicure_x

The sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth is probably just as good, but won't offer anything new. I understand that it is hard to innovate as the setting, South Park, needs to be the same and there is really little you can change visually as well, but I am sure they could have tried a bit harder. This is pretty much an expansion of the first game but charged full price. The combat system has been slightly revamped (I would not say improved though), but still far to make it feel like a brand new game. The South Park map is exactly the same with few minor changes, and you get to walk around and look for collectibles, solve idiot-proof "puzzles" and battle enemies like in The Stick of Truth.

The Stick of Truth worked because it was an effective parody of RPG games. Fractured But Whole is meant to be a parody of Superhero franchises, but it keeps the very same RPG structure of the first entry for no reason other than making more money with the least hustle possible. I guess they were too lazy to turn the gameplay upside down to make something closer to actual superhero action games and make fun of them in a smarter way. Obsidian is mostly known for making role-playing games, so they probably had not enough experience with the genre. Anyway, the story was not the strongest but at least pleasant enough to keep you play till the end, especially if you are on a portable device (I played on Switch). If you are a hardcore fan you might want to give it a try but I wouldn't say it was worth playing. (6.7/10)
«Disappointment of the year»

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Interim Review: The Expansion of The Stick of Truth is limited to the fact that it is an Extension and not a new Part of a previous standout game! First of All, more Postives: The Game once again reproduces at certain Intervals the good old South Park situation Comedy, which seems lost in the last Season! It's a lot of Fun for quite a while. Also, logical details are still so small, coherent, which you have to pay attention to almost perfectionist embedded! Very to value. Also that many Things are customizable (but then rather only superficial). It's all visually considered to be put together very nicely. Nor have I noticed any major Bugs. Now to the rather Negative: The Game is really very refreshing, funny, entertaining and at a certain Point even varied, until you have to realize that at Some point it can only be played down according to Schema F and you are even happy, if you get it through Has. Scheme F therefore:-The Quests became very long-winded to me from the Middle of the game-The Game decreases in the Course increasingly in the claim-> typical Development history of a Game, until Time Pressure and Coal become scarce = > either a Problem of this Game or of Games Nowadays general-"Puzzles" are simply obstacles, which after a short Thought have been quickly overcome Each time. The Possibilities of The Depth of the game, which would be feasible and are pointed out from time to time, are not seized. 0815 Fights and pure "Grind." In South Park tSoT The South Park atmosphere goes through this Lega-like Game that it has become mega flutes. Each Time, Tasks must be solved with ' Lego logic ' by using any of the Skills learned In the Chord to create monotonous Problem Solutions on and on. Personal Conclusion: No Case 60 € value (even the Original Game [not developed By Ubisoft Thank you] hadn't even asked for so much) [Thank You Ubisoft at this Point!] Personal game price recommendation: €25 does not Buy from Companies such as EA, Ubisoft & Co. Here it is only about Money and about the stupid Pastime of the Consumer, in order to embed it in the Cycle of yield. Reto's Conclusion after Playing Through: Part 1 was just better.
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Since the Start reviews are largely negative (in my Opinion unjustified), I decided to give my Opinion and Experience as briefly as possible! The Waiting Time for the Game paid off for me! I Also pre-ordered as a big South Park Fan last Year (Gold Edition), and was a bit disappointed when it was postponed by about 1 Year. But Patience is a Virtue and I'm sure there were well-founded reasons for doing so on the part of the Developers! South Park has been on TV for many Seasons and who knows how much Content and thus playing Time has been supplemented by it ...!?! Anyway, all the current DLCs in the Gold Edition are available with me (Steam)! Granted... The Price was quite lulled, and I would also prefer the current DLC Policy to finally come to an End at Games! For my Review, I play almost exclusively OFFLINE (No matter what Game)!!! So Please don't pay attention to the Seasons! -) I also had a "Black Screen" when I started. Old + Enter has helped-> Again ALt + Enter And You are back in Full Screen mode. I'm sure it will be fixed at some point. The next Reboot (PC + STEAM + UPLAY) was no longer necessary! Update: 28.11.2017-> Has already been fixed! -) Yes UPLAY is required! I then linked my Accounts (Steam + UPLAY), and have no Problem with that! The Game can also be played offline without any Problems. -) Play on relatively up-to-date gaming Laptop (Alienware about 1.5 Years old) on highest Detail without Crashes or other Problems. -) The typical South Park Humor in this Game is simply Borderline Awesome! I also like the Story and the Collection Quests. -) I am very excited about the German Synchro, I would have liked to enjoy "Staff of Truth"! A few Voice Actors are not likely to be identical to those of the Series ... Half as wild! ;-)-) Control with Gamepad (Microsoft XBOX ONE) works for me without any Problems! I would even highly recommend a Controller, because the Control via Keyboard is in my Opinion very challenging-) Combat System and Character Development are redesigned and therefore make me all the more Fun! (Man (s) has to refocus soagr at the Locus:))) )-) South Park Fans will certainly not be disappointed with this Game and I personally look forward to at least 2 Runs! -) Questions will be answered on Occasion (if I am online). PS: Play as Jayna Kitten, the orange Nerdfurie with Nerdy Glasses!
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