Friday, January 5, 2018

Outrageously forgettable

On this week's podcast I described South Park The Fractured but Whole as feeling thin, like butter scraped over too much bread (Lord of the Rings quote). The combat was interesting but seldom used to it fullest potential. The humor was just slightly past my personal borders but in no way memorable. Even the 'your Dad fucked your Mom' joke got old by the fourth (and fifth, and sixth) time.

And then Cartman's hand started talking, was elected mayor, the new kid farted everyone forward in time, tore his buttwhole trying to fart them back, there was one good, one mediocre and one boring fight, and the game ended. The credits felt like a jump cut, like the game was worked on until the coffers ran dry and *bam* that was it.

It wasn't a good ending. Resorting to time travel is almost never a good idea, and while it set up the super kids versus the medieval kids from the first game fight, was neither well explained or funny. The mutated, four assed sixth graders were funny, if nothing else.

Not a bad game, just not as good as the first one. It feels strange to say that I will forget a game that contained patricide via laser beheading, anal guinea pig play, feeding crooked white cops to an ancient evil and pimp slapping a pimp but I will. It was all outrageous, just not always funny.

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