It’s pretty good, I liked it. The best thing about it is the world, which is open to explore right away, is fairly easy to navigate (though not perfect) and the Facebook profile page is a nice touch and could have been implemented a bit more (view other profiles, more contextual posts).
What is most impressive is how it all feels like an episode of the show while still being an interactive experience. Sure, it is easy to become overpowered and simply walk through bad guys with enough gold to buy all the potions you want, but it’s never a passive experience.
I would have preferred if the entire game were just the kids playing this dungeons and dragons game, but of course, this is South Park, so more stuff is crammed in. You like jokes about abortion, rape and used tampons? Of course you don’t, but they’re here anyway. I’ve nothing against “edgy” comedy, but at least put some fucking thought into it, simply pointing at someone being raped and saying “HA, look at that” isn’t comedy, it’s akin to throwing your feces in a bid for attention.
"Oh but Kevin!" I hear none of you say, "You’re looking into this too much, It’s just a joke!". If that were the case, if it were "just a joke", why are there no women in the alien abduction scene? There are no lingering shots of women being raped because THAT would make people uncomfortable, but guys being raped? That shit is apparently funny.
Parker and Stone have proved so many times that they are better than this, but they seem insistent in going back to stuff that only 10 year olds would find funny in a “girls are icky” kind of way. Climbing up Mr. Slaves ass to disarm a bomb with the Lemmiwinks song playing, sure, that’s funny. Having Stan’s sister throw a used tampon at you? Hardly well thought out and honed comedy.
When I was in High School, my friends made a film called “Fluffy Feet” about a monster that runs about the woods raping people to death. We thought it was the funniest thing ever created. But guess what? We grew up, we realised how dumb it was and cringe at the very thought of it now. I get the feeling that despite their obvious talent, Stone and Parker seem to stead fast refuse to admit that maybe some of their jokes are dumb and maybe more thought should be put into their episodes.
Whoops, getting of track there. Should wrap this thing up. All and all, these negatives pop up now and again but the majority of the game is essentially the game we all wish Costume Quest was (and hope the sequel is).