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  • Summary: From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to 2014's award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth.

    Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a
    From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to 2014's award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth.

    Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid, and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure.
    In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, players will delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman whose superhero alter-ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As the New Kid, players will join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. May 7, 2018
    95
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole captures the very best of South Park. The creators have woven irreverent and offensive humor seamlessly into an outrageous and entertaining RPG adventure. By making the leap to the Switch, the Coon and Friends can now be played on the go, but at the cost of slower load times. Even so, this is a raunchy superhero epic no fan should miss.
  2. Jun 2, 2018
    85
    If you’re a South Park fan, this is a no-brainer. South Park: The Fractured But Whole may not be the best RPG ever made, but it is so crazy and packed with so much fan-service that a fan can’t pass on it.
  3. Apr 27, 2018
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Apr 23, 2018
    80
    The Fractured But Whole is an unexpectedly fun casual RPG that's really easy to pick up and play.
  5. May 17, 2018
    80
    South Park The Fractured But Whole is like a 20-hour episode of South Park. A satirical take on superhero films, it looks, sounds and feels the part - for the good and the bad. Essential for fans of the show, not for those that are easily offended. And absolutely not for kids!
  6. Jul 4, 2018
    75
    The switch version of South Park: The Fractured But-Whole is a great conversion and it shows once and for all that even Nintendo consoles can have games with adult content.
  7. May 10, 2018
    60
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the Switch is a flawed game with bugs, small performance issues, and long loading times. While the game is a fun but weaker successor to The Stick of Truth, it doesn't look great in its current state. Even with its flaws, it's still an enjoyable journey, but it's not worth the high price tag until most of the performance issues are addressed in an upcoming patch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Dec 9, 2018
    9
    me gusto mucho y lo mejor son las voces en latino
    - me gusto mas el sistema de combate de la primera entrega
    -me gusto ver a casa bonita en
    me gusto mucho y lo mejor son las voces en latino
    - me gusto mas el sistema de combate de la primera entrega
    -me gusto ver a casa bonita en el dlc (muy entretenido)
    -recomiendo este juego se divertiran mucho
    -( las voces en latino son las originales de la TV)
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  2. May 5, 2018
    8
    For this price this is absurd. But if you wanna pay this much you will have a fun with this game.

    Gameplay is interesting and fun.
    For this price this is absurd. But if you wanna pay this much you will have a fun with this game.

    Gameplay is interesting and fun. Framerate is steady. Graphics are excellent.
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  3. Jun 3, 2018
    8
    When Ubisoft and the creators of South Park first teamed up to create a video game, the result was surprisingly fun to play. The sequel, SouthWhen Ubisoft and the creators of South Park first teamed up to create a video game, the result was surprisingly fun to play. The sequel, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, is even better. The simplistic gameplay and humorous story were both improved on without taking away any of the charm that the Stick of Truth had.
    For the most part, the gameplay is very similar to that of the Stick of Truth, but with a few enhancements. The main character is still the new kid. This time, the new kid is the latest super hero going through initiation in Cartman’s group, Coon and Friends. The kids eventually start calling the new kid “Butt Lord” since the source of power is from reality altering farts. Each of the kids have their own alter-egos as well. Cartman tasks the new kid with going around and gaining followers on ‘Coonstagram’ in order to get money to fund a series of movies and Netflix shows that are a close parallel to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The new kid gets followers by taking selfies with them. Cartman’s idea is that if Coon and Friends can get more followers than their rivals, The Freedom Pals, they can fund their theatric franchises.
    The fictional small mountain town is more or less the same as it was in Stick of Truth. There is a fast travel system that features Jimmy as his super hero alter-ego, Fastpass, instead of Timmy. Many of the locations featured in the show are here as well. Memorable spots like City Wok, South Park Elementary, and Stark’s Pond are there for the band of fourth graders to explore. Oh, and Cartman’s house is still the base of operations for the group of troublesome kids; the only difference is this time they hang out in the basement and not the backyard. Cartman’s basement looks like a very shoddy Batcave, which is what you would expect from a 9 year old.
    The gear in South Park: The Fractured but Whole has no impact on gameplay. The clothing is all cosmetic whereas in Stick of Truth it boosted character stats. While the apparel doesn’t it effect game play, it adds unique character customization because you can wear a costume that makes sense for your class choices. The character enhancements in Fractured but Whole come from the Artifacts that can be equipped. These trinkets can be found or crafted and usually consist of a few random items cobbled together by children with vivid imaginations. They increase party health, make status effects more potent, or increase critical damage to name a few buffs they provide. Also, as the new kid gains new classes, more combat abilities are added and they can be swapped out at any time.
    The combat system in Stick of Truth, in my opinion, left a lot to be desired. In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the whole system was scrapped and a new one was put in it’s place. The battle’s now feature up to 4 characters at a time, including the new kid. A grid system was also introduced where abilities can be used in a wide variety or patterns. Some attacks can only be used left or right, some are in a X pattern, and others are deployed in an area of effect to name a few. Some of the abilities featured damage over time effects and others have knockback. I found there were a few kids that had AoE attacks, and i favored them the most as they had the most versatility in combat.
    The dialogue in South Park: The Fractured but Whole is as good as any episodes of the show have been. The one large difference is the level of swearing in the game is off the charts. When walking around town, the New Kid can slap or fart on just about everyone. In return, these people usually drop F-bombs at the New Kid, or draw comparisons between Mr. Hankey and the New Kid. There is a lot of swearing in this game.The story line is basically straightforward, but there are occasions where it becomes a bit convoluted. One example where the story comes a bit unraveled is when Cartman goes over the New Kid’s origin story which is added upon and changed slightly every time the New Kid adds a new class to the character sheet. The origin story changes a few times throughout the game, but always has some key themes. Thematically, this make sense as the story is being told by a group of 9 year olds with vivid imaginations.
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole is an enjoyable game that is good for gameplay and for laughs alike. If you are a fan of the show, I highly recommend getting this game, Mmkay. If you plan on getting it for the Nintendo Switch, you may want to wait until the latest patch is released though. This game will have you laughing the entire time you play it. I give it a 8 out of 10.
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  4. May 26, 2018
    8
    So much fun. Both gameplay and story. Loving all pop-cultural references. Really well done.
  5. Apr 29, 2018
    8
    A hilarious stand out RPG that allows players to join up with their favourite South Park characters as they attempt to make a superheroA hilarious stand out RPG that allows players to join up with their favourite South Park characters as they attempt to make a superhero franchise. The combat mechanics are a lot more developed than that of the Stick of Truth, allowing for some awesome tactical gameplay. The player also has a range of classes and powers to decide from, ranging from the offensive and fast Speedster class to the more healer and status based Psychic class. There are plenty of side missions, although not as many as I wanted to see unfortunately. The main quest follows a civil war between two superhero teams as they each try to create and sell their own franchise. The story provides 20 hours of funny cinematic cutscenes and suprsingly challenging boss fights. In terms of a Switch port, the game when docked looks great and has a consistent frame rate. When portable the game still looks good but does suffer from slightly bumpy frame rates. Another thing to note is the loading times for combat which can last up to 15 seconds, but this isn't a complete deal breaker in my opinion as most of the time I would change my team members and this would cover up the longer loading times. Overall this is one of the stronger ports to the Switch, and as a game by itself is a brilliant and unique experience. 8/10 Expand
  6. May 22, 2018
    7
    me llamaba la atencion y no lo habia comprado. el juego mantiene toda la escencia de south park. lo que desanima mucho es que tiene muchasme llamaba la atencion y no lo habia comprado. el juego mantiene toda la escencia de south park. lo que desanima mucho es que tiene muchas ventanas de carga, tiene un glitch en una parte del juego que no me deja hacer una mision con la escort. el juego es muy facil en general. me desanimo que no trajera el stick of true como las otras versiones. en lo general buen juego. Expand
  7. Jul 4, 2018
    2
    This is a shameless cash grab.

    The comedy isn't edgy. It reminds me more of Rug Rats than South Park. I played it for about an hour. Maybe
    This is a shameless cash grab.

    The comedy isn't edgy. It reminds me more of Rug Rats than South Park. I played it for about an hour. Maybe two hours... I couldn't bear to continue any longer than that... If this was a season of South Park, it would be the worst season.

    The game is full of fetch quests. The combat is awful. The map is incredibly boring. Every house looks exactly the same. And, maybe that's part of the joke. But, if so, this particular joke makes the game boring.

    Trey Parker obviously has no respect for his creation.

    I'm a fan of the show, but it hasn't been great for at least five years. After reading the reviews, I expected this to be higher quality than the past couple of seasons... It isn't.

    Having said all that, I'd probably sit through it if it was a show. Same with West of Loathing, which is a much better game... But, I just couldn't be bothered with all the filler in video games any more. Games should be games, which means gameplay. There is no gameplay here. It's just a virtual version of South Park, the town. And, while I get a bit of a thrill interacting with Randy, it's not worth 20+ hours of my time that mostly consists of tedious side quests. It's too long, for the amount of good material in the game. 20 hours: that's like 60 episodes... Fractured doesn't have anywhere near that amount of good material... This is watered down South Park... If they cut it down to one season I might watch it.

    Bugger this game. I'm going to download the new Mario & Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC.
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