South Park creators say RPG was 'the best way to be involved'

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about why they thought an RPG was the best way for them to get hands-on with the creative process of a game.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth won't be the first game based on the long-running cartoon series, but it's looking to be the most faithful. That's partly due to the visual style, but also because of the story involvement of series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In fact, that's why the pair wanted to do an RPG in the first place.

"We've been thinking about this RPG the whole time we’ve seriously thought about a game," Stone told Game Informer. "I don't think we've ever really considered anything else. It's the best way to tell the story, we can get some real writing in there."

Parker added that previous games weren't nearly so hands-on. "The other games, we just kind of found a company and were like, 'Go ahead and make a game.' Whatever it was, we just weren't super involved. The best way for us to be involved and have actual writing in it is to do an RPG."

The RPG influence owes a lot to Oblivion, which Parker cites as "the best time I've ever had playing a game." Stone favors FIFA, prompting Parker to joke that "the South Park game will be a brilliant cross between Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and FIFA. You gotta go kill a bunch of monsters and **** but you can only use your feet."

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    September 19, 2013 1:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, South Park creators say RPG was 'the best way to be involved'.

    South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about why they thought an RPG was the best way for them to get hands-on with the creative process of a game.

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      September 19, 2013 1:35 PM

      any word on how many expected hours of gameplay in this game?

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        September 19, 2013 4:16 PM

        I think I remember reading that the story had gotten so huge that they had to cut a lot of content, some of which will be used in future episodes.

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      September 19, 2013 1:36 PM

      Can't wait for this game.

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      September 19, 2013 3:58 PM

      South Park Rally for the Dreamcast was awful. I'll never buy another South Park themed game again.

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        September 19, 2013 4:03 PM

        fucking lol

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        September 19, 2013 4:16 PM

        lololol

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        September 19, 2013 4:20 PM

        Maybe you should try more South Park games but just never buy another Dreamcast game?

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          September 19, 2013 5:12 PM

          FUCK YOU BUDDY POWERSTONE WAS AWESOME

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          September 19, 2013 7:04 PM

          get out, dreamcast had an amazing library during it's short run.

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          September 19, 2013 7:06 PM

          But then you'll miss playing Shen "Excuse me. I'm looking for some sailors. Have you seen any sailors?" Mue.

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            September 20, 2013 12:03 AM

            Can't a man just roam the city locking for sailors?

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          September 19, 2013 10:09 PM

          Phantasy Star Online and Typing of the Dead were worth buying a Dreamcast.

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            September 19, 2013 10:31 PM

            over two thirds of the small library of the DC is worth owning a dreamcast for.

            Shit, the dreamcast has a better game library compared to the Wii and the Wii U combined.

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          September 19, 2013 11:27 PM

          Virtua Tennis!

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          September 20, 2013 6:49 AM

          No NFL 2K mention, a shameful Dreamcast reminiscing thread.

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        September 19, 2013 10:10 PM

        That's the thing - this isn't a "South Park themed" game, it's a straight up South Park game, with Matt and Trey having a very hands on relationship with it. Previous "South Park" games were just licensed crap.

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          September 19, 2013 10:15 PM

          and this game is the reason why they postponed new south park episodes earlier this year.

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            September 19, 2013 10:55 PM

            Hey, it's hours of South Park content that I control myself, so it's actually even better. I hope they go crazy in branching the story Fallout-style for replayability. It's what Obsidian does best.

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              September 20, 2013 2:02 AM

              I know I heard mention of at least siding with one major faction over another, so I assume there will be reasons to play through a few times.

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          September 19, 2013 11:47 PM

          The Tower Defense game was hilarious and also great coop.

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      September 20, 2013 1:53 AM

      I remeber playing a Southpark game on the N64, cow launchers and alsorts of crazy stuff, plus the MP wasnt half bad either. This was YEARS ago though!.

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        September 20, 2013 4:15 AM

        that game was awesome. The plunger launcher. The description was hilarious, something along the lines of "There's always some idiot that will gladly put a plunger on his head for a joke, but we know where it's been".
        Wasn't the story something to do with mutant turkeys?

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        September 20, 2013 5:35 AM

        Same, it was like a quiz mixed with mario party. The quiz was so stupid. Minigames were fun!

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          September 20, 2013 5:43 AM

          what? the one hes talking about was a shooter based on the turok engine. the cow launcher was pretty much a reskinned cerebral bore.

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          September 20, 2013 6:46 AM

          I think that one was called "Chef's Love Shack"?

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      September 20, 2013 5:49 AM

      I can't wait for this game... it's going to be glorious!