CHAIRQASITION: The Stick of Truth

You intrepid heroes travel to Canada, fight babies, and perform various medical procedures. South Park: The Stick of Truth faces, the CHAIRQASITION!

– Nooope

– Not sure if want

– Check it out

– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: South Park: Stick Of Truth
Devel: Obsidian
Engine: Onyx
Price: £25.99 / US$29.99 / CA$39.99

Wazzat: From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park™: The Stick of Truth™.


Does It Launch

  • OOTB as advertised.
  • 8 hours and not so much as a hiccup.

Performance @ 1080

  • Holds 30 @ 1080 and 2160.



  • Does not work out of the box with the Steam controlla.
  • This is not evident until about an hour into the game when you learn the Dragon Shout.
  • Fortunately there is a community config that mostly works but makes aiming… wonky.
  • No rebindable controls.


Does It Launch

  • It will never not be weird to see directX installing through steam

Performance @ 1080

  • Capped at 30


  • Funny thing, the FMV sequences aren’t in UHD, so all of a sudden everyone gets a little more pixely


  • Works OOTB with the dual shock, but ye get xbox prompts
  • Which fucking sucks for the guitar hero segments, let me tell you


Does It Launch

  • Indeed

Performance @ 1080

  • Oh, look! It’s locked at 30, then again it’s South Park so it’d be good at 12FerPS.


  • Not much in the way of options but then again, it’s not like you need them to attain the desired effect.
  • 10 hours in I got hit by some cracklies which made the whole game sound garbled.


  • Worked ootb with the 8BitDo SNES Pro controller
  • Lack of rebindable controls is a damn shame but I felt the default layout on the controller was workable.

QA Score:


Fun section:


  • Venn:
    • White power crystal, hitler hobo, straight-up fkn with you on the simon says.
    • Jimmy press B to skip.
    • All games, given enough time, lead to Nazis.
    • …and Nazi fetuses, kittens, cows.
    • Canadian Matrix.
    • Battle while your parents shag (there are several YOU WENT THERE) moments in the game.
    • Snuke!
    • Stupid Nazi zombie unicorn.
    • Venned it in 10 hours.
    • Whatever the default difficulty is, well, it could stand to be set a wee higher.
    • Unless the point was to have a interactive SP movie.
    • It did a good jerb of keeping me entertained between the “”fighting”” segments.
    • Jordan hit on something that made me think for a minute.
    • Stick of Truth gave me something to do during battles that was more than waiting for RNG, blocking!
    • It looks and sounds like SP and that’s not a bad thing.
    • I really enjoyed the attention payed to the soundtrack.
    • Play it for the story, it’s a good one.
  • Jordan
    • Like Venn said, it’s a playable episode of south park.
    • The RPG mechanics are pretty bare bones, but they are there for you to take advantage of getting massive number stacks’
    • It does do a good job of enforcing the gameplay mechanics it establishes, so you’re not as inclined to just spam attack through the game
    • I played through this already on PS4, so I decided to take the fine tooth comb approach and all the item placements and in jokes are spot on. The environment was fairly meticulously crafter
    • The combat system is pretty much lifted from legend of dragoon. Time your attacks to a prompt for massive damage
    • Blocking is a wee annoying as sometimes it feels a little arbitrary when a block registers or not
    • What it lacks in gameplay depth is more than made up with the funny little world the devs built
  • Pedro
    • What if an RPG was told by means of satire and fart jokes?
    • What if the Fart itself was glorified to the point of core game mechanic?
    • Those two precepts are very likely to fall on the side of extreme campiness and any game relying on them would probably wear out its welcome really quickly.
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth manages to straddle the line between the proverbial dead horse of fart jokes and having really interesting gameplay.
    • If anything, the combat is the first thing that starts to wear thin on the ground and grating on me.
    • I couldn’t wait to unlock the ground stomp ability for the warrior, just because mob control abilities are very hard to come by for that class.
    • I really like The Stick of Truth but like most Obsidian games, there’s always something keeping me from giving it a perfect score.

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