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South Park (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  J.D. Majors (17)
Written on  :  May 20, 2009
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

An insult to the show, as well as its fans.

The Good

The game has few good aspects. A 3D rendition of the opening sequence is one of them. The in-game one-liners by the boys is funny at first, but there are probably less than half a dozen of them therefore the same lines are often heard over and over again.

The Bad

The game has many faults. In the levels that take place outside, there is a white fog that makes it impossible to see past an estimated 100 in-game yards. I don't know if it's bad game designing (similar to the "Kryptonite Fog" from the infamous Superman 64) or if it's meant to be an actual fog. For those of you who don't watch South Park, it takes place in Colorado which means that it is always snowy. Because of the fact that the ground is the same color as the fog, I often have to look at the radar to make sure that I'm actually moving instead of walking into a snow mound. The next problem is the audio. As I said, the boys only have a few one-liners so you'll hear the same ones often. But my main audio complaint is with the turkeys. They keep making the same gobbling sound over and over. It doesn't help at all that there's always a horde of them chasing you. I usually just run away and try to ignore them because they take forever to kill. If you manage to make it to the next level with your sanity intact, you'll find that the other enemies, clones, are much quieter. I have not had the patience to make it past level 2 and therefore do not know what the rest of the game is like.

The Bottom Line

I think that this game could best be described as a terrible one. It's not the absolute worst game I've ever played, but it does rank up there with E.T. for the Atari.