Virgil Vox, on 10 May 2014 - 10:20 AM, said:
I'm now on day two and am about to decide whether to ally myself with Cartman or with Kyle. I think I'll pick Kyle just to see what happens. Though I'm afraid that I won't have access to Kenny or Butters. They both have some powerful attacks. Kenny's animal wave and unicorn attack have come in very handy.
I won't spoil any of the plot but that choice between Kyle and Cartman does have a short term impact on who you have access to for your party. But it isn't a permanent restriction. There's a point in the game where you have full access to all of the characters. Remember that the game is making fun of a lot of other games. So it'll sometimes give a choice and then completely ignore it 5 minutes later to poke fun at games that give the illusion of choice yet don't actually offer any.
Also, beware of the false ending. There's a point where the game immediately sends you to the end credits if you mess up instead of showing you the pearly gates. After the end credits finish rolling, it asks you if you want to continue. It's a pretty devious and, IMO, quite funny attempt to troll players. If you get to that point and don't reload, you miss out on almost 2 hours of additional gameplay, as well as an actual conclusion to the story that you absolutely won't want to miss.
Okay, the Al Gore and ManBearPig fights were tough. It sucked that he could regenerate health. The MBP fight took me a couple of tries before I beat him. I ended up using my arrows which were flaming and had a gross attack on them, as well as spamming Kenny's unicorn attack.
Those two fights are some of the hardest in the game for sure. There are a few near the end that are fairly challenging too but Al Gore in particular is very tough to take down compared to most bosses. I love
his opening global warming presentation attack though.
This game just throws a lot of curves at you, doesn't it? I couldn't believe it when the aliens abducted my character. That was so funny. Now the government wants to destroy South Park. "It's a Taco Bell." Ha! Though I was glad that I finally figured out what all those devices were around town. They're alien devices that let you teleport. I kept seeing them but could never figure out how to do anything with them.
I love how no matter how absurd the situation becomes, the people of South Park still
believe that Taco Bell is behind all the craziness. Never mind the government soldiers and men in black everywhere!
And let's just say that the absurdity has only just begun...
The alien abduction sequence is pretty funny. It was censored to death outside of North America (on consoles anyway -- the PC version is mostly uncensored in most places). While understandable, it's so ridiculous that it's difficult to take it too seriously. The alien probe you get that allows you to teleport around is both hilarious and ingenious in a twisted sort of way. It's one of the more useful upgrades you get.
That was hilarious. Did not expect it but I should have.
Yeah, I didn't expect it either because the Tom Cruise thing somehow slipped my mind. I don't know how that happened. The "Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet" plot is one of my favorite things they've done on the show.
I'm so glad I rented this game. I will definitely buy it once I get the cash.
It's definitely worth every penny. I know a lot of people have complained that the game is "too expensive." Yeah, it's $60. So are most games, and there are plenty of games that offer far less entertainment value for the same price. The game has crazy good production values. It isn't the longest game of all time (20 hours if you do almost everything it has to offer) but it really is a giant love letter to South Park fans. It's so loaded with content that it makes the price tag seem far less significant than with games that offer 5 hours of gameplay and 2 hours of cutscenes.