South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Ubisoft tightens up the systems but can't quite replicate the sparkle for this fun but flawed RPG sequel.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole review

For nearly two decades, South Park's creators have been working to a weekly production schedule. It's an inconceivable cadence that must raise stress and caffeine levels well beyond what medical professionals would endorse, but crucially it allows the show the agility to satirise events as they're happening in a way that most television can't. By contrast, South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been in development at Ubisoft San Francisco for over two years. Perhaps it's this fact, above all else, that best explains why it falls just faintly but consistently flat.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a new release date

South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a new release date

And again, pre-orders unlock Stick of Truth free.

The delayed South Park: The Fractured But Whole will at last launch on 17th October, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed.

As before, it's still on the way for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And, as before, pre-orders of the game will unlock its predecessor South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.

Pre-orders will also unlock an exclusive "in-game assistant" - Towelie.

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Some cracking games came out in 2016 - this year we've spent hours screaming about onions in Overcooked, contesting the payload in Overwatch and, of course, going on overwatch in XCOM 2.

South Park The Fractured But Whole out this December - here's gameplay

Ubisoft has shown off gameplay for South Park The Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to The Stick of Truth.

We see character creation. You play a kid who's trying to get into Cartman's superhero group. You pick a class, then Cartman assigns you a backstory. Here's the official blurb:

Cartman is determined to turn Coon and Friends into the biggest superhero franchise of all time, but can the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled decide whose movie should come first?

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