South Park The Frac­tured But Whole is here, and I spent 35 hours in the hilar­i­ous, sick, twist­ed and emo­tion­al­ly scar­ing town of South Park and lived to talk about it, Seri­ous­ly at some points I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe.

The Frac­tured but whole picks up right after the Stick of truth, you again plays as the silent new kid in an updat­ed South Park. You embark on a jour­ney to earn a $100 reward to fund your super hero fran­chise and make mil­lions of dol­lars from movies and Net­flix series.  Fans of the show will be hap­py to know that the town of South Park has been updat­ed to match the uni­verse in the show.

South Park The Fractured But Whole Review

Char­ac­ter cre­ation is pret­ty basic but to me it offered plen­ty of cus­tomiza­tion options for the art style South Park uses. Your gen­der and race do impact your game play and are also cho­sen by you dur­ing game play. Play­ing as a black char­ac­ter will make the game hard­er. In The Frac­tured but whole the dif­fi­cul­ty is deter­mined by your skin col­or. The dark­er your skin — the hard­er South Park is on you.

Cart­man will assign you a back sto­ry and ask you to select a abil­i­ty class. At first you are only giv­en a few options, but as you become stronger can have mul­ti­ple abil­i­ty class­es.

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Adding anoth­er abil­i­ty class lat­er in the game

As you progress through the game you will do mis­sion that add infor­ma­tion about you to your “char­ac­ter sheet”, infor­ma­tion that is vital for all super heroes, your gen­der iden­ti­ty, pow­er source and of course your kryp­tonite.

South Park The Fractured But Whole Review
Your Char­ac­ter Sheet has all the need to know infor­ma­tion that a super hero must have for a suc­cess­ful fran­chise.
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One Of The Many Tweak and Craig Yaoi art pieces you are tasked with find­ing around South Park

There are plen­ty of chal­lenges that award xp and craft­ing sup­plies, they can all be tracked on your char­ac­ter sheet. South Park is a pret­ty good sized map almost every build­ing can be entered. Most build­ings con­tain puz­zles that upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion give you access to a col­lectible or valu­able game item. Col­lectibles come in the form of 40 pieces of Yaoi South Park art and inter­ac­tive jars or bunch­es of mem­ber­ber­ries.

South Park The Fractured But Whole Review
Mor­gan Free­man, The Own­er Of Freeman’s Tacos

 

 

The Frac­tured but whole stays very true to the TV show. It fea­tures a wide array of char­ac­ters, all voiced with a pret­ty good vari­ety of dia­log. The com­bat sys­tem has received some pol­ish and is a pret­ty easy sys­tem to learn as you play and I didn’t have any prob­lems with it dur­ing my play through.Using a grid sys­tem on the ground play­ers are able to move square to square and attack ene­mies, some attacks deal knock back dam­age push­ing the ene­my away from you while oth­ers can make them bleed or low­er defense. Each class has dif­fer­ent attacks and ulti­mate abil­i­ties. You can change your abil­i­ties via your in game phone menu. Dif­fer­ent bud­dies have dif­fer­ent abil­i­ties dur­ing com­bat, you can set your team mates before each fight so you can make sure you have the best guys for the job.

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Get­ting a lit­tle help from a bud­dy.

Team­mates are unlocked as you progress through the sto­ry and side mis­sions, they also become avail­able to sum­mon dur­ing free roam to help solve puz­zles, unlock doors and obtain objects.

South Park The Fractured But Whole Review
But­ters helps you bypass cer­tain locked doors.…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remem­ber this is South Park and it is full of satire, this game pulls no punch­es. Horny Priest, Horny drunks at a strip club, crab peo­ple, bums — You can encounter and com­bat every sin­gle one of those and more while play­ing the Frac­tured but whole. The humor and sto­ry are great and keeps you engaged, The sto­ry is actu­al­ly pret­ty long, I have done the main quest and all side quest in around 30 hours.

You earn Xp from main sto­ry and side quest as well as com­plet­ing chal­lenges list­ed in the titles sec­tion on your char­ac­ter sheet. As you explore and progress you will find arti­facts and unlock new arti­fact slots. Arti­facts give you bonus­es and make you stronger, They are they only way of increas­ing your pow­er lev­el and strength.

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Your Arti­fact tree

You also unlock new DNA addi­tions that help set you up to pre­form the style of play you are using. You obtain new DNA via bat­tles and arti­facts you can either buy, find, earn or craft. There is a shit load of dif­fer­ent arti­facts, that suit a ton of dif­fer­ent play styles.

Some bat­tles are very chal­leng­ing and require a prop­er­ly select­ed team and game plan. It took me over and hour to defeat Mor­gan Free­man for a tro­phy. The frac­tured but whole doesn’t real­ly push in to craft­ing and you can com­plete the game with­out it because there are plen­ty of ven­dors in South Park, but you def­i­nite­ly shouldn’t ignore craft­ing.

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Con­sum­able Craft­ing

Con­sum­ables will save your ass in some chal­leng­ing bat­tles, keep check­ing ven­dors as you lev­el up for bet­ter recipes, and arti­fact blue­prints.

The Bottom Line

South Park The Frac­tured But Whole is a sol­id turn based RPG with a great sto­ry that will leave you laugh­ing out loud. It is very easy to get sucked in to The frac­tured but whole’s sto­ry and world while always hav­ing some­thing to do. I rec­om­mend that any fan of South Park buy The Frac­tured But Whole, Over­all it is a great game that offers a lot of game play and has a lot of replay val­ue. It is well worth the $60 price tag. As a bonus if you did­nt get a chance to play The stick of truth, a free copy comes with your pur­chase of The frac­tured but whole from cer­tain retail­ers.

South Park The Frac­tured But Whole is avail­able Now for the Playsta­tion 4, Xbox One and PC