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South Park: The Stick of Truth (PRE-RELEASE DISCUSSION)

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Turisas, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Don't call Abigail Patron

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    Going back to the actual topic of the thread: that gameplay video has actually convinced me to take interest in the game. No farting jokes in the first 13 minutes at least. I only wish the party size was larger than three characters.
     
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  2. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    Because the tutorial person didn't make a mage. Mages are the fart-class.
     
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  3. Doctor Sbaitso SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS. Patron

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    Is that for real or am I missing the whole fart angle?
     
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  4. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Don't call Abigail Patron

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    I know I can't avoid it all, but I wouldn't want the fartimeter to go over 9000, if there is another option.
     
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  5. Rean Instructor Patron

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    That's my one worry about the game. I always hated the SP episodes that overdid the toilet humour.
     
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  6. bot Unwanted Dumbfuck Queued

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    Better toilet humour than Terrance and Philip bullshit.
     
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  7. Rean Instructor Patron

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    They are one and the same. Terrance and Philip is toilet humour. You've also got that episode 'More Crap' which is about Randy Marsh taking a dump.

    I much prefer SP when it is either the kids being kids (Imaginationland, Good Times with Weapons, Lil Crimestoppers) or taking a dig at American culture (Christian Rock Hard, Trapped in the Closet) than anything with farts and shit in.
     
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  8. bot Unwanted Dumbfuck Queued

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    Yeah but Terrance and Phillip are supposed to be ironic or meta-toilet humour. Or something. To be honest it's the only part of the series I never truly understood.

    I think the quality of humour of each episode is highly accidental, especially the social commentary-type ones. I strongly recommend watching the mini-documentary on how SP episodes are actually made, available on their site. hmm it might have been available only temporarily
     
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  9. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    More speculation fodder for a possible DLC as Brian Heins (Senior Designer on SP) got promoted Project Director.
     
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  10. dukeofwhales Arbiter

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    If it's a serious question

    There are two things which get any media instabanned in Australia: showing positive effects for real life drugs (i.e. permenant healing for morphine in FO3 hence the rename to Med-X, or gaining superpowers in Saints Row for smoking weed), and sexual violence 'without context'. SR4 (I believe, haven't played it) gave you the alien anal probe gun after you finished the mission, giving essentially a 'press M1 to anal rape' button, which is a big no no. I believe that if the gun had been contained to within the alien abduction missions it would have been okay (as that's sufficient context, as would be an antagonist raping someone to show that they're a baddie as per Clockwork Orange or whatever). I assume this game must be similar - one of the weapons will allow for sexual assault of other characters, albeit in a silly, paper cutout kinda way.

    So yeah, it's pretty stupid that these get an auto ban but at least it's not a distster any more like when we were banning games left right and centre for being too violent for 15 year olds.
     
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  11. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    I am more thinking along the lines of "X-Com Xenonaut Operatives have discovered an alien base in Australia."
     
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    Releasedate is March 4th.
     
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  13. Lyric Suite Converting to Islam

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    But you did understand them. It is ironic, meta-toilet humor, a commentary on how the show itself was perceived by many at the time. I guess at the beginning it was also supposed to be a parody of Itchy and Scratchy but they dropped the idea of making it a recurrent gag after the show settled in (mind you that i stopped watching the show after season twelve, after which i'm sure they started to recycle a lot of their older catch phrases or tropes). Personally, i think the show really took off with season four, with the first seasons having too much random for the sake of random and trololo, with Terrance and Phillip being a part of that.
     
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    Brofisted for the stuff at the end. Best seasons have been season 4 onwards. 7, 8 and 9 in particular have some really great episodes and not many awful ones.
     
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  15. Snozgobler Educated

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    Ubisoft blog post including a video interview with Trey and Matt. Blog post is from today, video was posted to YouTube last week though, so you might have already seen it. Nothing particulhttp://blog.ubi.com/south-park-the-stick-of-truth-making-of-video/

    *Edit* actually, I feel like the video must be older than that (perhaps from another source) because I'm sure I've seen it myself a while ago...
     
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  16. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    The earlier episodes have way more catch phrases and shticks. "screw you guys I'm going home", "oh my god, they killed kenny", a lot more terrance & phillip, jews are greedy, satan is gay, etc
     
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  18. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    How fitting, when I think of noble paladins, jews also always come to mind. :lol:



    "A paladin, huh? So I guess we'll never really be friends.":keepmyjewgold:
     
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  19. Avellion Erudite

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    So of all the people to get to show more footage of this game, it just had to be PewDiePie.

    In case you can tolerate him, click this link.
     
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  20. Juan_Carlo Arcane

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    Terence and Phillip started as a meta-commentary on how people accused South Park of being just toilet humor when it first debuted, but that was just the starting point for their characters. At their heart they are more absurdism than meta-commentary and I think they work as characters entirely apart from the meta-commentary. "Not without my Anus" is one of my favorite episodes ever, and not as any sort of meta-humor. It's all just straight up absurdism and non-sensical silliness and parodies of bad TV melodrama and American perceptions of Canadians.

    Plus, the first good episode of South Park was "Rainforest Schmainforest," which was the first episode of season 3. Then the series hit its prime beginning with the movie (I still see the movie as the quintessential South Park. It never got better than that).
     
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  21. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Hey, all I gotta say is this: Breakout Characters.
    The show has got a few of them. Damn good ones too.
     
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  22. Broseph Fabulous Hoosier Patron

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    This game is pretty cool guys. :M
     
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  23. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    this game is gonna make obsidian some nice cash me thinks. reviews won't matter. offended journalists will just fuel the fire, and no-one will give a shit about the ratings.

    man o man, this is good for the future of The Incline.

    I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that SPSoT will become the best-selling game of the year.
     
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