Once upon a time, South Park: The Stick of Truth was all set to come out and be playable and have violence and swear words and do all that good stuff games have been known to do. Then THQ kerploded into a thunderous rain of burning dollars, and the Uncertain Times began. Ubisoft pulled Obsidian’s off-the-wall RPG from the wreckage, sure, but it flung the game into release limbo in the process. So we waited. And waited. And waited. And– oh hey, now we’re done waiting! South Park’s finally within spitting/mouth-shitting distance of the finish line, and it’ll be available to all come December 10th.
Yep, it still looks like a South Park episode, but that’s hardly a bad thing. I chuckled at most of the gags in the trailer, though I do wonder if Stick of Truth will have its rabbit-ear-and-channel-clicker cousin’s sharp eye for satire. I mean, fantasy RPGs are a pretty easy target for lampooning, as are “epic” tales of pretty much any sort. Here’s hoping Stick of Truth actually has something interesting to say. Otherwise… well, South Park in general isn’t exactly known for its consistency.
Still though, it’s good to hear that this one’s finally coming out. I kind of wish it wasn’t cannon-balling into one of the most crowded holiday gaming seasons in years, but oh well. Guess I’ll just use my holiday break to refrain from sleeping and eating in addition to working. And the rain check I’ll send to my family? I’ll decorate it with the colored pencils. That way they’ll know how important they are to me.