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Ubisoft Has The Funniest Game At Gamescom

It shouldn’t be surprising that South Park: The Stick Of Truth is funny, but thankfully it also looks incredibly fun.

Our Gamescom demo begins with epic fantasy music, complete with harp strings and monk-like chorus chanting. In South Park: The Stick of Truth, the entire town of South Park has been pitted against each other in an epic roleplaying game. As Sir D***hebag, players join Cartman on a quest to become cool.

Our hero has tracked down a bard to a local bar called the Giggling Donkey (actually, it's a section of someone’s house that has been converted into a bar; a cooler has been placed on a couch to simulate an actual bar). Cartman and the player enter the “bar,” but as soon as Cartman inquires about the bard, a record scratch noise plays and everyone at the bar looks up. It seems that Cartman should be careful about what he says.

The bartender tells us to head down to the basement. After smashing open some crates and equipping a silly looking metal bikini costume on our male character, we enter a turn-based battle. The bard (played by Jimmy Valmer) sits in the back and sings songs that buff his henchmen. Archers in the back are harder to hit before taking out the warriors in front of them, but we make short work of the whole party thanks to our unique set of stills.

A Hammer of Justice attack kills an enemy in the front and then damages some characters in the back. Our Armor of Reynolds ability allows our hero to wrap himself in tinfoil, which affords him extra protection, and then he finishes off the rest of the attackers with a sword/fart combo that does massive damage.

The game features a silly interpretation of magic. Since most of the characters in the game are in fourth grade, the most magical thing any of them can do is fart, and our hero is good at magic. While wandering the basement he farts into his hand and then throws this ball of magic at a lantern on the wall. The gas explodes and knocks down a wall, clearing the way for us to further explore the dungeon.

After killing a few more goons and collecting a lot of loot, we hear Cartman screaming from the kitchen. By the time we get there, however, we see Cartman pouring ketchup into his mouth and then coughing up this “blood.” Cartmen explains how he got attacked by the bard who has now run off. Our target remains elusive.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait to see the next chapter of this encounter when the game releases on PS3, 360, and PC – supposedly this holiday.

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  • HURRY!

  • Not really am RPG but I might actually get this from what I seen at E3

    EDIT:RPG fan
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    There better be at least twenty different fart sound-effects! No, make that fifty! I want to be able to taste these farts, TASTE THEM. Feel the flavor roll off my tongue and fill my pores with the loveliness. I want to bathe in the nectar; indulge in the mist.

    Hope this game doesn't disappoint. Though I doubt it will, these farts sound *or at least look* wonderful.
  • I can't take it any longer! Stop f-ing around and get here already. Also winter 2013 is oversaturated with games. Good job going bankrupt THQ. I should be playing this right now. Must wait..can't do it..hold on..agh! *explodes*
  • I expect this game to be great. Obsidian is a very talented dev, no matter how buggy their games are
  • i hope it release before november because il be to busy with the xone i probably wouoldnt have the time to pick it up see how i only got about an hour max of game time during the week, id rather devote tht to forza 5 and dr3
  • I'm honestly more excited for this game than Arkham Origins, the PS4 or anything coming out, except Dark Souls 2. So glad to hear the game is fun to play as well as hilarious.

  • I hope we have the sword of a thousand truths in the game.
  • Ten bucks says this game will be delayed again.
  • this game needs to hurry up already!!!

  • Yeah, the collector's edition comes with a bag full of farts that you can ingest

  • I've been waiting forever for this. South Park is awesome.

  • Nice cant wait but still waiting for netflix too put South Park back *** how they took it off.
  • Maybe I'm jaded, but I have no faith that this game will be fun. Everyone else seems to though, good luck!

  • When will this game come out?

  • Give me NOW!!

  • Turns out this game is actually Half Life 3

  • These never sell well enough to make more than one or two every 3-5 years so why even try?

    I enjoyed some of the older games but I had hoped this died off with THQ since it is 50% predestined for failure from a historical view.
  • This game looks amazing. Day 1 buy for sure.

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