South Park: The Fractured But Whole
If you love “South Park” then you may love Ubisoft’s new game “South Park: The Fractured But Whole.” However, this game is not for the faint of heart, or those easily offended.
The “South Park” TV show is widely known for its “No topic is off-limits” mindset. It is known for poking fun at everything from current political figures to even topics such as racism. “South Park” does not shy away from these topics and neither do the “South Park” themed games.
“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” came three years after Ubisoft’s first South Park game “South Park: The Stick of Truth.” “The Fractured But Whole” follows its predecessor in the hilarious and sometimes outrageous situations that will leave most speechless or laughing till they pee themselves.
In “The Fractured but Whole,” Coon and Friends and the Freedom Pals are competing to find a missing cat to fund their franchises. But little do they know that this missing cat is part of a much bigger plan.
Coon and Friends and Freedom Pals are the equivalent of the Marvel and D.C. movie franchises. These two franchises face off to find the cat and in the process are dragged into inappropriate situations such as sneaking into strip clubs and beating up the Raisin Girls who are a made up version of Hooters girls.
“Fractured But Whole” does not hold back on the racism or crude jokes, much like the television show. An example of this is when a player picks their ethnicity and race they must go and beat up people who make microaggressions..
The gameplay of “Fractured But Whole” is somewhat the same as “The Stick of Truth.” The free roaming and fast traveling has remained the same, but the combat has definitely taken a step forward from Ubisoft’s previous “South Park” game.
“The Fractured But Whole” combat style has progressed from standing and attacking from the same place to more of a chess-like combat style. When it is a player’s turn they can move their character a certain number of spaces and still attack.
“The Fractured But Whole” has also given players the ability to fight with more than one companion at a time as they can now fight with up to three others.
Depending on the mission players can switch between The Coon and Friends franchise, the Freedom Pals franchise or mix the two, which gives them full control and diversity between characters to adjust to different situations. This is a notable feature because it gives the player the ability to assess the situation that they are in and pick which characters they like the most or chose characters that have more of an impact.
Overall, “South Park: The Fracture But Whole” is very interesting game that is great for a laugh. It keeps the bar the same or even pushes the bar a little higher than its predecessor did.