South Park is back in The Fractured but Whole
2017 has brought the eagerly awaited sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth with the release of South Park – The Fractured but Whole. This role-playing-game picks up where it processor left off and players once again take on the role of the New Kid joining Cartman’s group of “superheroes” fighting an increasing crime rate in the town of South Park.
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Cartman has taken on the alter-ego of the “coon” to lead his group that you join as the New Kid. Dissent in the group leads to them splitting into two factions, Cartmans’s Coon and Friends and the Freedom Pals who are led by the telekinetic Dr Timothy. Amongst appearances by classic South Park characters, there is also an appearance by Morgan Freeman as the Taco Shop owner who helps the kids to time-travel using the power of their farts.
So far, South Park: The Fractured but Whole has been well received with Metacritic giving scores of 81/100 for the PC version, 79/100 for the PS4 version and 85/100 for Microsoft’s XONE and while the television show has already achieved cult status only time will tell if the game will as well.
The popularity of the South Park franchise has also led to the development of a South Park themed slot back in 2013 that featured many of the characters from the popular television show created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. As well as the characters, players can enjoy the sound effects and music from the show and of course the same twisted humour that is delivered in the show. The five-reel, twenty-five-line video slot is full of fun and action-packed aspects. You can become part of the clique to hunt hippies, kick the baby, kill Kenny, laugh at fart jokes, experience singing poo, enjoy extensive and random other features, as well as many free spins. The game is available on a number of online casinos, many of which will offer no deposit bonuses to attract new players. For instance, 888casino offers players looking to play South Park a no-deposit bonus worth up to £888.
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Conker’s Bad Fur Day – A Cult Classic
We think that in order for South Park: Fractured but Whole to be crowned the best comedy video game, it will have to dethrone the cult classic Conker’s Bad Fur Day.
Conker’s Bad Fur Day (CBFD) is a video game for the game console Nintendo 64, which was published in 2001 by the British developer Rare. CBFD was released on April 6, 2001 and was one of the last games that appeared in Europe for the Nintendo 64, since the Nintendo GameCube came onto the market on the 3rd of May 2002. Conker’s Bad Fur Day received an award in 2001 for best sound from the British Academy of Film and Television Art in the category Interactive Entertainment. Conker was first introduced as a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing and presented as a sympathetic, cute squirrel.
Then in 1999 Conker’s Pocket Tales was released on the Gameboy and at this time, Conker was still a cute, child-friendly character. Conker’s Bad Fur Day was actually going to be released under the name Conker’s Quest, and later as Twelve Tales – Conker 64. However, when the game was first introduced to the press, the reviews were worse than expected as it was felt there were more than enough games available on the N64 platform that were suitable for a younger audience. Rare’s response was to completely rework the game and shocked the public with a game that was the complete opposite of its initial development including graphic violence, sexual content and very adult humour. Conker had become a drunkard who after getting drunk in the pub with his friends at night struggles to make his way home the morning after.
The game contains countless allusions to famous films like Alien, The Godfather, Terminator, The Matrix, The White Shark, Saving Private Ryan, Clockwork Orange, Godzilla and Dracula. In June 2005, an adaptation of the game was released under the name Conker: Live & Reloaded for the Xbox. The single-player mode has been slightly redesigned with better graphics and allusions to newer films (such as Van Helsing), while the multiplayer mode has been optimized for Xbox Live (hence the name Live & Reloaded). The game has since gained a cult following and is still very popular today due very much to the humour even if the graphics are outdated.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a game that is sure to entertain fans of the South Park Franchise as well as gamers New to South Park. Will it compete with the following that Conker’s Bad Fur Day has? We will see.