As frequently mentioned in the rant for this comic, I do play rather a lot of games in the time between work and art. I thought I’d share my thoughts on a couple of games I’ve been playing recently!

South Park: The Stick of Truth.

There are two words I can use to summarise this game: Friggin hilarious. The Stick of Truth is by and far one of the funniest games I have played in a long time, and I include the Deadpool game in that list. SoT has the benefit of having creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker overseeing the operation, and it shows. The entire game is jam-packed full of the show’s trademark humour, delightful little references to the continuity of the show, and delightfully endearing tributes to childhood make-believe (if your childhood make-believe involved flaming flatulence and slugging your friends in the face with crap-smeared lead pipes). The game itself is quite short, especially for the price: I paid £40 for it on Steam, and got 15 hours of play-through from start to finish. However, I so thoroughly enjoyed the journey from start to finish that I immediately started playing it again as a different class, making different choices along the way. Once you’ve mastered the game’s combat system, which is constructed almost entirely of quicktime events (your mileage may vary on whether that’s a complete turn-off or not), it becomes almost laughably easy. Again, this is more than countered by the sheer hilarity of what happens in-game, and the incredibly stupid or outright horrendous things you yourself can do. My verdict? If you enjoy South Park, get this IMMEDIATELY; you will not regret it. If you’re not a massive fan, I’d probably wait for it to drop in price first. read more