SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE
Developer/publisher Ubisoft (San Francisco) Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release October 17
One of the secrets of South Park’s success as a TV show is the speed at which its endearingly, enduringly cheap production values can be taken from the script to the screen; the show is made to a rolling schedule of one-week deadlines. Whether you like it or not, it is always, at least, topical. That’s certainly not the case for The Fractured But Whole. Announced at E3 two years ago, it’s already been delayed twice. And the longer it takes, the less relevant its Hollywood-skewering tale of two rival superhero factions feels. Ha, yes, they sure do make a lot of superhero movies these days. What else have you got? Fart jokes, by the looks of it. While predecessor The Stick Of Truth was not without its charms, the sequel’s subject matter, delays and change of developer – duties passed from Obsidian to Ubisoft San Francisco – do little to inspire confidence.