South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a role-playing game by Ubisoft with the help of South Park Digital Studios. It is the most 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 so the 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. As usual, players are still going to play as the new kid and they will be involved in this town-wide battle between these two superhero groups.
Character customization has been improved greatly, and now players can pick any gender, which was unavailable from the previous game. South Park: The Fractured but Whole has more in-depth customization as there would be many classes that players can choose, and these classes are better than the previous game. All of the classes are actually 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, as they 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 customizable features like race, religion, gender economic level, and more. This will make the players unique and it definitely gives a high replay value for the game itself.
The gameplay for South Park: The Fractured But Whole feels the same way as Stick of Truth, but it has been drastically improved, as well. Of course, it still stays the same as the animation since it still definitely looks like a TV show, rather than a game. 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. Of course, this would be more diverse once you have accessed your new found superhero powers, depending on the class you chose. Also, the buddy system is going to be better in The Fractured But Whole as there will be twelve buddies, as opposed to the six to the previous game. Each buddy has different skills to let you find hidden items or complete sidequests in the game.