VIDEO: The new South Park game is exactly as gas and as filthy as you’re imagining 1 year ago

VIDEO: The new South Park game is exactly as gas and as filthy as you’re imagining

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Plenty of poo-based minigames.

The new South Park game is upon us, and it's full of the same crude humour, foul language and butt jokes that made the first one so good.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole sees you return to South Park as The New Kid. You'll be playing out a superhero roleplay game with Cartman's group Coon and Friends, trying to uncover an evil element in the town that you'll mostly need to defeat using your farts.

 

The game is out today, but we got our grubby mitts on the game already and we loved it.  It's clear that the gameplay is a lot like the last game, playing out like a questing RPG. So that means lots of loot, crafting and improving weapons. The combat is turn-based like the Final Fantasy series, but the biggest difference since the last game is the combat - with a new grid-based system to add to the turn-based style. Real old school.

With Matt Stone and Trey Parker fully on board and writing the plot, we always knew the game was going to be gas, but it’s as biting and thought-provoking as a South Park episode too. With a plot as absurd and outrageous as the show, everyone from racist police to paedophile priests to Kanye West is fair game. As an example, this is what the difficulty selector looks like in-game.

It's a surprisingly satisfying game to play too. Each of the gang's home is fully accessible as you explore the town of South Park, and it's tough to fight the temptation to explore every last inch of the place for some inside joke or well-hidden crafting gear. Combined with the strong gameplay and hilarious plot, there's plenty to keep you playing for hours.

Rating

South Park: The Fractured But Whole got an 18+ rating, and you can see why. Here's what the ESRB had to say:
 
"Blood-splatter effects occur often, and cutscenes occasionally depict “cartoony” dismemberment or decapitation. The game includes several instances of mature humour, racial humour, and sexual material: Characters are depicted urinating and defecating; one extended sequence (in a strip club) depicts a character performing a lap dance while emitting flatulence; one scene depicts a towel character performing an obscured sex act on a man in an alley; another scene shows a man watching security monitors and repeatedly reaching for lubrication behind his desk—all sequences are depicted in a cartoony and over-the-top manner."
One thing's for sure - if you love South Park, you're not going to want to miss this.

 

Check out our preview below to see some gameplay for yourself...

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is out now in Ireland for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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