Whilst big game related conferences speak more and more directly towards us the gamers, not all is unveiled to us.
Top secret Behind-closed-door-shows are still a big thing. Today you too can get a sneak peek at the much anticipated South Park: The Stick of Truth.
“South Park elementary is in a state of civil war. You are fighting for the human faction led by Cartman against the Elves lead by Kyle and Stan. At stake is the most powerful artifact in South Park, The Stick of Truth.”
The developers haven’t been lying; the game looks and sounds indistinguishable from a South Park episode. Anticipating that this video might be pulled from YouTube I’ll share the contents of what is shown.
The menu houses the typical categories you would expect in an RPG disguised as a Facebook page. Here events and mission objectives are commented upon by all the characters you would expect.
The profile tab shows your character info, attributes lets you tweak your equipment, and quest shows well quests.
The quick glance we get on the attributes tab shows a skill tree with eight different skills each with at least three upgrades.
SP:TSoT plays as an action rpg and when navigating the environment is interactive. This is demonstrated by using your equipped slingshot to shoot a hole in the waterpipe close to an enemy, in effect flooding the floor. The next part has you shooting the lamp above said enemy making the construction conveniently drop down into the puddle of water you just created and electrocuting your enemy.
It isn’t clear if this was an optional solution and you could also fight them head on.
Next we see your character get attacked and in classic rpg style you are being transported to the battle arena. As the turn based fight commences, actions are picked of a wheel and then executed. You can then in a timely fashion press a button to enhance the effect of your attack.
The rest of the footage shown contains the same mechanics or story spoilers, which you can see for yourself in the video below.
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