The only possible way to describe my reaction when I heard a South Park RPG was in the works, would be to call it cautious optimism. Obviously, combining two of my favorite things is a recipe for success in most situations (Zelda and gore makes Darksiders, an incredible series) so I had good reason to get optimistic. However, I know how licensed games can go terribly, horrifically wrong. Not to mention the fact that South Park hasn’t had the best of track record in the game industry and that optimism just got cautious. Not to mention the fact that THQ died before the game even had a solid release date – the writing was more or less on the wall for South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Going against all odds though, with Obsidian, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone leading the way thanks to the saving grace of Ubisoft, not only is South Park: The Stick of Truth a reality, it turned out pretty damn amazing.