Is South Park: The Fractured But Whole Coming to Nintendo Switch?

Angelo Anderson
October 16, 2017

Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and the South Park Studios team oversaw a great deal of the game's development, and their authentic touch is unmistakable as you play.

Combat has likewise been expanded from a simple Paper Mario copycat into a more robust grid-based system where positioning and timing are important, and a wider variety of enemies will challenge players to stay on their toes. Roaming around South Park is a huge part of what's made both of these games so fun, and The Fractured But Whole gives you even more reason to stroll around South Park Elementary or dig through the filing cabinets in Tom's Rhinoplasty. It's combat is much-improved and the story - if you care - has some wonderful peaks across a South Park consistent delivery of social commentary alongside all those aforementioned dick, shit and fart jokes. Next month, fans will get to purchase a new South Park video game entitled South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which, according to a new report, takes this show's brand of satire to a whole new level.

These solutions are clever the first time, but you'll be using these abilities a lot. The pics of David Hasselhoff in Tom's Rhinoplasty, Morgan Freeman's recipes/crafts for Mexican food/power ups, and an absurd toilet mini-game are just a few of the more outlandish and printable examples I can list here. Secondly aside from one major save related bug that I only encountered once, majority of my experience with the game was mostly smooth without any issues that hindered my progress.

I mentioned earlier warriors, elves and mages but this game isn't strictly about warriors, elves and mages which, is it's other biggest differential to The Stick of Truth.

The new kid was not around during the superhero phase of the children's imagination. The game begins while still assuming the medieval settings from The Stick of Truth. This is South Park at its most crude, yet the make-believe superheroes and roleplaying combat transcend genres to create a masterwork experience that's an absolute gas to play. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman whose superhero alter-ego, The Coon, is half man, half racoon. This also makes it a wonderful candidate for a video game because you truly get a sense that you are walking throughout South Park just like it is in the show. Both the aforementioned time fart abilities, as well as recruitable characters, can be used to access new areas, but in nearly every case, this is about using the correct ability in the correct place to get a canned animation to play.


The battle system in The Fractured But Whole is once again a turn-based RPG. It isn't anything revolutionary, but it sure adds a little bit more depth to the fighting this time around. There are variations to these critical attacks but all of them work on the basis of a timed button press. Here's what Cartman has to say below during this portion of the character creation process. A support-type enemy might shield his foes from physical harm, leaving you to rely on your ability to debuff them and add status effects like Bleed and Burning.

After watching that first episode I could feel my childhood dying inside.

Also in this South Park: The Fractured But Whole guide, we'll have individual mission walkthroughs and guides, as well as giving you all the tips and tricks you need to uncover all the hidden details buried within The Fractured But Whole. This show is not everybody and if you keep this in mind, some of the jokes in South Park manage to offer a clever social commentary on issues that are now in the media. If you're a curious soul, you'll likely be one step ahead of the game at times, and pick up some mission items before you've even started the mission in question. Having Super Craig and the Human Kite on your team will have some amusing insults while using The Coon has him take credit for everything happening. As an example, your main character has to decide between a superhero class in the beginning of the game and Cartman, who acts as the leader, has to assign your superhero a backstory, weakness and super powers. You have much more room to customize yourself in this game. The classes that are featured here include Brutalist, Blaster, Speedster, Elementalist, Gadgeteer, Mystic, Cyborg, Psychic, Assassin, Commander, Netherborn, and Karate Kid. There's fart gags, poop jokes, adult novelty toys that double as equipable artifacts, and even farts that can rip the fabric of space and time. You will have to use the moves that work best for you in combat while you can change them at any point before or after battle. Trying on different combinations of super hero clothes is nearly as much fun as fighting all the sixth graders and hobos that try to kill you. Every move has a designated range, so it's vital that you understand the limits of each character. Costumes and visual quirks are present exclusively for aesthetic reasons, but there are a great deal of ways in which you can change how your hero plays. With a fully customizable character, loads of pop culture references, and political satire that might hit a little too close to home, this is exactly the game we hoped it could be. Artifacts and DNA strands change how your hero's stats are calculated, but never lock you into any one specific progression tree. Member Chewbacca? Yeah, that's right, you member. The game is generally good about keeping things fun and fair, and it has some creative boss fights that require careful use of positioning and mechanics. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist fourth-graders who lead the infamous television show, which in 2017 embarked on its 21st season.

You'll be testing these powers throughout South Park: The Fractured But Whole's roughly 30-hour long story, which is comprised of a night and day cycle.

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