GOTY 2014 | Number 8 — South Park: The Stick of Truth
In television show form, South Park has been around for quite some time. As such, I’ve been waiting for quite a while for there to be a good game based on the series. Frankly, I’m glad it took them this long to actually achieve this goal, because South Park: The Stick of Truth is packed to the brim with fan service from the entire series. Even without all of that, the game is a fun and often hilarious RPG that has finally reached the lofty goal of feeling like you’re actually playing an episode of the show.
Honestly, it seems a little weird that it took this long to get a good South Park game considering the animation style of the show. Either way, the game we finally ended up with is a great RPG, thanks to the folks at Obsidian, and a hilarious story that doesn’t overstay its welcome thanks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The game absolutely nails the look and feel of the show and does a great job of integrating the world into the RPG mechanics. This may sound weird, but I also found myself humming along with the fantasy-themed music. All around, we can rejoice that there is finally a good South Park game. It definitely deserves the number 8 spot on my top 10 from 2014.