Trailer for South Park: The Fractured but Whole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVPHXDsyhA8.
- Name of the game: South Park: The Fractured but whole
- Game genre: RPG
- Duration of play: 6 hours in total
- Platform Played: PlayStation 4
- Developers/Producers: Ubisoft, South Park Digital Studios
- Community/intended audience: 18+ (contains nudity, violence and foul language)
For this week, I have played the newly released South Park Game. It is the sequel to their previous game called South Park: The Stick of Truth. It was released on October 17, 2017, and is based off the South Park TV series. The game is in the genre of an RPG (Role-Playing Game), so it means that the player “take[s] on the roles of imaginary characters who engage in adventures” (“Role-Playing Game”). The game is made by Ubisoft with collaboration with South Park Digital Studios (makers of the series). According to Ryan McCaffrey, the producers of South Park Matt Stone and Trey Parker only agreed to make a sequel for the first South Park game if the game gets popular, and it did so they made a sequel to the first South Park Game. The intended audience for this game is 18+ because it contains nudity, violence, gore, and profanity.
I will now look at how I felt about the game when I started playing, in the midst of playing the game and when I finished the game. I will look at how my emotions have changed throughout the gameplay:
- At first, when I played the game, I felt really excited and enthused because the producers of South Park has finally released another South Park Game. I have been waiting for this sequel ever since I finished playing the first South Park game (I really enjoyed playing the first one), I am also a big South Park fan so seeing another game made from the South Park franchise, it made me feel ecstatic.
- While I was playing the game, I am really enjoying it so far. The game contains so much reference from the actual TV series, and this made me very happy. The gameplay is more developed and it is more challenging compared to the 1st game. (before you just choose the attack, but now you actually have to think about where you place your character and attack). Because of this, it made me even more excited to continue playing the game.
- After playing the game, I felt like I’m in a really good mood. The game itself is not frustrating to play (unlike the other games that I have played), and so far the game made me feel very interested in completing all the quest and finishing the game. I am about 1/3 finished with the game, and I am looking forward into finishing the whole game. Also, this game made me feel happy because it has a lot of comedy within the game (just like in the TV series).
Overall, I think that South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a good game so far. I think that people should play/try this game especially if you are a fan of the TV series. It’s a great past time if you just want to play a game for fun. It is not a competitive game, meaning that you’re not going to compete with other players. It also contains funny dialogues and funny references to different things. Although the game is very amusing to me, I would not recommend this for children to play because it contains a lot of nudity, profanity, and violence.
“Role-Playing Game”. Google Dictionary, Google, https://www.google.ca/search?q=what+does+role+playing+game+mean&oq=what+does+role+playing+game+mean&aqs=chrome..69i57.6319j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. Accessed 23 Oct 2017.
“South Park: The Fractured but Whole”. Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundations, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park:_The_Fractured_but_Whole. Accessed 23 Oct 2017.
“South Park™: The Fractured but Whole™”. Ubisoft Entertainment, South Park Digital Studios. Video Game.