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South Park: The Stick Of Truth Looks Like Mario RPG With Bodily Functions

I didn't spend very long on the New York Comic Con floor, but I wanted to make sure I saw the latest footage of South Park: The Stick of Truth. Ubisoft had a 10-minute video on display showing off a couple of turn-based battles and  the over world.

Unfortunately, this wasn't an interactive demonstration with hands-on, or one demoed by a human being. The battles moved very quickly, and I was able to pick out active moments similar to the Mario RPG series. 

It's possible to wound enemies in the overworld in advance of battle. In the demo, the "new kid" throws farts at foes, engages with elves buffed by Jimmy the Bard, and gets called some terrible names by Cartman.

The video went too quickly, and it was hard to get a sense for the different choices available in combat. At its heart South Park: The Stick of Truth is a menu-based RPG, but there seems to be nuance that is hard to discern without a closer look.

With only two months before release, we haven't yet seen much of South Park: The Stick of Truth. Hands-on time with its combat, a deeper exploration of the overworld play, and better understanding of the customization and choices available to players would go a long way to assuaging concerns.

Obisidian has shown off its near-religious adherence to the source material. Now it's time to let us see the game underneath. I still don't know if South Park: The Stick of Truth is a game I want to play, or if I'm better off watching my favorite episodes again. 

South Park: The Stick of Truth is due out on December 10, 2013, for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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  • Please be good, please be good, please be good.
  • I'm really hoping its good after all this time

  • Which is good, because the Mario RPGs are great. Timmeh!
  • I really hope this doesn't flop.

  • As long as its funny Im happy.

  • I'm not worried. I mean how bad could Obsidion screw up a turn based Old-school RPG? It's more about the comedy anyway, but I'm sure it will be fun to play as well.
  • This headline was the truest ever written.

  • I cannot wait for this to be released!!!

  • In obsidian I trust. kinda
  • I'm putting a lot of blind faith in this myself. This has me recalling memories of how excited I was before the ps3/360 Game of Thrones released. Needless to say I was pretty let down, although the game wasn't god awful. The television ip is the only similarity between the two however, and Stick of Truth seems to have a lot more going for it. I have faith in Obsidian, the work THQ put in, and Matt and Trey's hands on influence. Coming out on Dec. 10th, this has the potential to make the holiday season a lot of fun.
  • I love Super Mario RPG

  • I share the same sentiment, please let it be good.

  • Does anyone know a rough estimate of the total playthrough?
  • I have a bad feeling this game will be half awesome, half sucks ass.

  • I hope this game turns out to be better than we all hope it is.

  • Can't wait for this game. I feel like its going to be hilarious. the trailer roflmao

  • Cartman's Stick of Truth has nothing on Richard's Fork of Truth and his Knife of Lies LOL

  • Zero care

  • I'm still hopeful for this game. I've been waiting for a good South Park game, and I really want this to be it.

  • This game will be worth purchasing for the humour alone, if you like South Park's comedic style that is.

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