Title: South Park: The Stick of Truth
Format: Xbox 360, PS3
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
The Grade: B+
South Park: The Stick of Truth Haiku Review
Eric Cartman rules
South Park characters galore
Laugh out loud funny
Summary: It’s incredibly hard to make a funny video game, especially one based on a funny TV show. “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and even “South Park” have all tried before. But with this title, gamers can finally bathe in the luxuriousness that is “South Park’s” brand of crude humor as “Stick of Truth” is without a doubt the funniest video game I have ever played. “SoT” stays true to the series, with characters that act and react like their onscreen counterparts. In fact, the in-game experience feels like you’re manipulating your very own “South Park” character through a very long movie. There are plenty of places to explore and a number of side missions to do. Best of all, “SoT” is filled with obscure “South Park” references and characters that are sure to tickle hard core fans of the show. While I didn’t care for the game’s turn based fighting system (I found it too simplistic, repetitive and unfulfilling), if you’re a “South Park” aficionado and love video games, you’ll get your money’s worth from this title.
Gazette Media Columnist Terry Terrones is a veteran video game journalist. He has written for numerous publications including GamePro, GamesBeat, PC World, GameZone, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/terryterrones.