Basically my opinion on it:
Gameplay is actually legit, I was shocked with how much there was to explore among the town. I started the game, only to be wondering around town for over an hour, finding really awesome things from the show and obtaining a lot of side quests. Running into old characters felt really cool, seeing and hearing them again.
But it does lacks in some departments.
The moves and abilities are interesting, but I was expecting more options. Granted, what they give you is enough, but I was hoping for more variety on your character’s end. However, the fact that you’re limited to only 2 characters on the field is a bit… strange to me. I feel like 3 would’ve done nice to increase strategy, but 2 works out too, I guess.
Music is actually really well done. The battle theme sounds like a cover of the Elder Scroll’s theme with it’s own course (to avoid copy right, I suppose lol).
The story is what you’d expect from a typical South Park 3 part episode (except this is more like a 10 part episode). If you enjoy South Park, then you’ll love the story to this game. It starts off with the typical “kids just playing in their backyard dealing with simple conflicts from their neighborhood surrounds”, issues transitions into a city panic, and then into a national security issue.
Nostalgic is placed Every where, with special VAs coming back just to voice in for a side quests. I was shocked to run into characters I haven’t seen since like… 6 seasons ago. They even have a special memorial for VAs that have passed on. There’s even plot twists in the story that would only truly effect those who were fans of the show. It was funny to me to hear comments from NPCs talking about jokes from episodes that aired just a few months ago.
Overall; it’s worth looking at.
If you enjoy an improved version of Paper Mario gameplay with a decent/great South Park script with Skyrim-type music, this is your game.