South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a role-playing game by Ubisoft with the help of South Park Digital Studios. It is the long-awaited sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth, which garnered a lot of positive feedback from both critics and fans. South Park: The Fractured but Whole will be released in October 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. South Park: The Fractured but Whole, just like its predecessor, is an authentic South Park experience as it directed by none other than the creators of South Park themselves, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The story takes place after the Stick of Truth adventure, and the familiar, lovable South Park gang has to begin a new adventure! This time, they try to become superheroes and create a franchise plan on how the story would flow with so many characters in their group. This causes an argument and eventually, the group was split into two, hence, a civil war has been made (this is an obvious satirical spinoff of the Avengers series by Marvel). As usual, players are still going to play as the new kid and they will be involved in a town-wide battle between these two superhero groups.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole has a similar gameplay style to The Stick of Truth. Of course, the graphics/animation are the same as it still emulates the TV show, rather than a game. However, the battle system is where players can see a huge improvement. Characters can now move forward or backward to attack enemies and to avoid getting damaged. With new-found superhero powers, depending on the class you chose, each player has unique battle skills which they can use. Also, the buddy system has improved in The Fractured But Whole. There are twelve buddies, as opposed to the six to the previous game. Each buddy has different skills to let you find hidden items or complete side-quests in the game.
Character customization and classes
Character customization has also been improved greatly. Players can now pick any gender, which was unavailable in the previous game. South Park: The Fractured but Whole has more in-depth customization as there are many classes that players can choose. All of the classes are inspired from actual comic franchises like Marvel and DC. As usual, these different classes will have different pros and cons. The great thing about the class system is that players are not really stuck in one class, and can designate points to different class archetypes. Of course, a role-playing game is not complete without its base stats, such as Spunk (magic and abilities), Brawn (strength), dexterity, speed, and much more. All of these are customizable as you level up. There are other editable features like race, religion, gender economic level, and more. This makes each player unique and gives the game itself a much higher replay value.