Community Review: South Park The Fractured But Whole

After a long, long wait, South Park: Fractured But Whole finally arrived last week. And, for the most part, it seemed really good.

It's always a good sign when you see someone binge through an entire game. And that's more or less what the weekend was like for me and Tegan, although it was Tegs who was binging her way through Fractured But Whole. It's the first game since PUBG and Overwatch, come to think of it.

So collectively, there was about 20 hours of South Park in our house over the weekend. And perhaps the best thing about it is that it Fractured But Whole never seems to really break character. You're always in South Park, rather than in a South Park-inspired video game. That's the magic of the quips in battles, the little bits of paraphernalia strewn throughout the game, the references to the 21 seasons gone by.

And perhaps the best thing - and this was evident from what we played on Twitch last week - was that the combat is infinitely more interesting. There's still the odd annoying quicktime event, which is never fun in a turn-based combat system, but the layers in Fractured But Whole make battles more fun, and less of a chore, than they were in Stick of Truth.

How have you found South Park: Fractured But Whole so far?


Comments

    I’m really loving it. The combat is such a strong improvement on the last game as long as you ramp it up to Mastermind difficulty. And I love myself a good microaggression.

    Last edited 23/10/17 11:28 am

    Yeah I'm having a blast. Not too in to being challenged by it so I'm just playing it on easy so I can enjoy the story and humor. Binged it yesterday. Put about 10 hours in this weekend. Playing it on PC and had one bug dump me back to the desktop but that's it.

    Super fun. South Park fans will obviously love it.

    Having a choice consequence that’s affects the story would be the only major improvement for example picking sides...

    I'm loving the game. it's a huge improvement on the previous game and the comedy is spot on.

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