South Park: The Stick of Truth Preview
South Park had really became an intellectual property that I had given up all but forgotten about in the gaming world. Although the show had spawned a few unimpressive titles in the past, I had personally overlooked them and thought little about an exceptional game being developed using the South Park license. However, when the first trailer debuted at E3 the game immediately caught my interest. First off, The Stick of Truth is being developed by a highly respected RPG developer in the industry, Obsidian Entertainment, who are best known for titles such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. Also, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are writing the script for the game, overseeing the project, and providing the voices of the characters.
In the trailers that we’ve seen for The Stick of Truth the presentation looks fantastic and holds true to the series which was an important topic of discussion in the first meeting between the creators and Obsidian where it was decided that the game would only be made if it could faithfully represent the show’s unique 2D look.
Players will create a character which will represent the new kid in town and will progress through the journey alongside Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman. With the solid RPG gameplay that Obsidian is known for along with the hilarity of the South Park series, South Park: The Stick of Truth could be a formula that works damn well. Here is the info given from the official site:
Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman and aid them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park as only fourth-graders can. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become … cool.
You begin as the new kid in town facing a harrowing challenge: making friends. As you start your quest the children of South Park are embroiled in a city-wide, live-action-role-playing game, casting imaginary spells and swinging fake swords. Over time the simple children’s game escalates into a battle of good and evil that threatens to consume the world.
Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat crabpeople, underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known … as a loser.