5 Things South Park: The Stick of Truth needs

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South Park meets Paper Mario as Trey Parker and Matt Stone's latest attempt at triumphing in the video game world involve wizards, wooden carved swords and fantasy cos-play in Ubisoft and Obsidian's latest joint collaboration with the South Park creators. South Park: The Stick of Truth is a Role-playing game based on the popular American animated sitcom which follows the simple formula of Paper Mario but with an adult humoured oriented twist.

If South Park: The Stick of Truth is going to succeed then Obsidian are gonna have to put their best foot forward and come up with a well polished gem. Here's five things that The Stick of Truth needs to potentially become the greatest RPG Parody of all time.

A decent Character Creator



Many character creators are often tacked on and provide limited customization options and while this isn't necessary a deal breaker it still can be a huge disappointment.  A highly complex character creator isn't necessary but making sure the basic features are all in place will be equally important. Allowing players to choose from a variety of skin tones, hairstyles, numerous clothes and gender will greatly enhance the game and allow players to create their own identity.

A Large free roam World



South Park's Colorado has many memorable locations from the animated series which should return. A decent sized map would do wonders for The Stick of Truth and not only add longevity but also a warm and familiar RPG vibe. No one's saying it has to be the size of Skyrim but a 2D/2.5D free-roam world to openly explore with a handful of areas and activities would be perfect.

Length and replayability














One of the most important aspects to an RPG is it's duration and replayability factor so South Park: The Stick of Truth is gonna have to be a decent length to target hardcore role playing fans, although a full blown 50+ hours would probably be too much for casual gamers. There has to be balance and with so many delays and changes to the release date there's obviously no excuse for a short lived single player mode..

Explorable interiors, hidden bosses and unlockable items are just some of the things which we're probably all holding out for.

Online Multiplayer



A Online Multiplayer mode is a must if  The Stick of Truth hopes to survive amongst the next gen beasts and you have to admit it would be a pretty neat feature. There could be variety of modes including an online campaign, competitive party games, co-op and much more. You would have full control of your own character or other children from South Park Elementary.

Tons of Sidequests 



Any gamer knows a typical RPG has you running around completing errands for lazy  non-playable characters when you're not participating in the main story and this should be the norm in The Stick of Truth. Completing errands for various South Park residents for rewards and extra EXP points would definitely increase permanent replayability.


conclusion
South Park The Stick of Truth's new release date is scheduled for March 2014 on the Playstation 3, PC and Xbox 360 and so far the 7 minute showcase is looking good but hopefully these suggestions and ideas make into the final game.

11 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this, if only because the art style looks like you're playing an episode and the outfits they're wearing are the same ones they wore in the brilliant black friday Game of Thrones episodes.

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  2. I've been interested in this for some time, so I think it'll be a definite purchase for me. Gotta love South Park.

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  3. I am not a RPG gamer but after seeing the video and reading the article I'm sold. I will definitely be getting this for my ps3.

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  4. The real deciding factor on whether or not I buy this game on release day will be the average game length in hours. They really haven't spoke much on how lengthy this game with be.

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  5. I'm really excited for this. A turned based RPG... with south park references and humor?
    Game of the year 2014.

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  6. Day 1 purchase for me! Nintendo.. ta fuck are you doing?! This should be on the Wii U!!! KISS SOME ASS FOR CRYING OUTLOUD!!!
    What EVER it takes!!!

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  7. Just from judging based on what I saw, this game feels like a 9/10. 8 if there are some glaring problems. But you can definitely see the time and effort put into this title, it really really shows.

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  8. As a lifelong fan of both RPGs and South Park, I think it looks absolutely incredible. It's like this game was made for me. I should be getting a copy within the next 2 weeks

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  9. I almost never pre-order games, but goddamn. This is one of those rare exceptions. This is like the proper Paper Mario sequel we never got, only with South Park. Day one.

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  10. Awesome looking March RPGs:

    1) South Park: The Stick of Truth
    2) Dark Souls 2
    3) Final Fantasy X HD

    So much for current gen Lol.

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  11. Crappy tacked on multiplayer would suck, and I'm very pleased that South Park doesn't have it.

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