South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Developer South Park Digital Studios, Ubisoft San Francisco Publisher Ubisoft Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release Dec 6
South Park: The Stick Of Truth may have captured the potty-mouthed spirit of the TV show, but as a roleplaying game it had its shortcomings. The simplicity of its battle mechanics are immediately addressed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in this superhero-themed follow-up. “It was barely even an RPG,” Cartman sneers. “The combat sucked.” Such frankness is par for the course for Parker and Stone, who’ve teamed up with Ubisoft’s San Francisco studio for a more tactically diverse sequel. Combat employs a grid-based system, letting you knock opponents into scenery for extra damage, or push them towards allies for bonus attacks. Cast once again as the new kid – with the option this time to play as a girl – you’re invited to select your powers ( and backstory) from a dozen character classes, while the script takes aim at modern culture.