During E3 2017, we were fortunate to be part of a Ubisoft media booth tour, taking us across a whirlwind of titles over the course of a few hours. During the tour, we specifically stopped to get a hands on a demo of the latest Ubisoft RPG; South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
That’s right, if you didn’t already know, South Park is back! After The Stick of Truth was a runaway hit in 2014, Obsidian Entertainment and South Park Digital Studios turned to Ubisoft once more and said “Want to do it again?” and The Fractured But Whole was born.
Okay, maybe it didn’t go down quite like that, but we here are all excited to return to the quiet, small mountain town of South Park. You once again play as the “new kid” and instead of a medieval/Lord of the Rings/Game of Thrones theme this time around, we’re assembling Avengers style in a super hero mashup the likes of which South Park has never seen!
While we were not able to record our gameplay, the demo shown below is the same demo we played during our booth tour and we were surprised at how much they packed into the short amount of time we had with the game.
Your character and Scott Malkinson’s hero Captain Diabetes enter a strip club (yes, I said strip club) in search of an unknown stripper and things go horribly wrong in all the best ways…in true South Park fashion.
The one thing that surprised me the most was the changes to the combat. I really love the tactical feel and the sense of strategy you need to complete combat tasks this time around. In Stick of Truth, combat became a faceroll when you were levels higher than what you were taking on and just became a “Watch HP Drop” simulator. I’m glad to see this change and hope they continue along this route if further games are to be created in the series.
Overall, the demo only heightened our thirst for this title, and we can’t wait to bring you more throughout the year leading up to and after the games release on October 17th, 2017 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.