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So is there going to be a SP forum?

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NEVER!


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Will there be crates?

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or trenches?

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Or androgynous, super-powered boys with spikey hair and swords as tall as I am?

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Screw you guys, I'm going home!

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Or androgynous, super-powered boys with spikey hair and swords as tall as I am?


With built-in guns and motorized blades ?

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And here I was going to ask about the turkey cannon.

Edited by virumor, 07 December 2011 - 11:40 AM.


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But will it have 4 assed monkeys?

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South Park is all about comedy, and spesifically comedy about current events.


I'd tend to think the better point of comparison would be the movie(s, if you include ImaginationLand/ TA:WP) which had context in current events but whose overall 'message' was not directly tied to those events.

RPG's are about a freedom of choice and delivering compelling story. To make comedy work you need to have control over timing and delivery, funny lines are not funny if they're out of place. To make RPG work the player needs to be able to (at some degree) chooce the way the story unfolds. Putting those two together does not compute.


I really can't agree- you can say much the same about 'story' too and it works well in an RPG setting. In order to have a compelling story you 'need' it to be a tightly controlled progression where characters and plot points are introduced and fleshed out which runs counter to being able to choose how the story unfolds- this is how books, movies, TV series and even traditional oral storytelling work, the experience is wholly linear and (theoretically at least) repeatably identical. It doesn't have to be that way in games and you can- and should, really- adapt to the strengths of the medium. One of those strengths is more flexibility than traditional methods. I can't think of a good reason why that flexibility can be a strength for storytelling but not made to work with humour as well, and certainly not in the more facile storytelling sense (Bioware style basically, choose branch A: Cartman abuses Kyle hahaha; choose branch B: Cartman abuses Kanadians hahaha; choose branch C: Cartman abuses poor people/ Cenny hahaha).

Obviously I can't say that it will work, but I think writing it off is certainly premature, and there's no inherent reason it can't work.

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I really wonder if Obsidian's new concept artist Patrick Raines is working on SP:TG.


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I really wonder if Obsidian's new concept artist Patrick Raines is working on SP:TG.


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I love how the guys resume goes from teaching volleyball to production intern just like that.

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@ Zorapter;

Yeah, I get the "SP is only funny if it's about current events" is about. Especially seeing we get it like 2 years after the US, so so current it isn't, yet it's still popular and funny. And while I don't watch often (no TV) the few times I see it at other people's places I pretty much never see anything resembling actuality in the show. Unless gay people, Disney or teenage sex are suddenly no longer in this world... :o

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http://gamingeveryth...south-park-rpg/

First images from the game.

Edit: Since it appears the site has actual scans of the GI magazine, I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to post that link. Please delete this post if it's not allowed.


It appears that the Onyx engine can look exactly like the show, which is an impressive start, not so sure about the look of the combat, it seems more like a JRPG, not my cup of tea but I understand a huge amount of people go for it.

Edited by WDeranged, 08 December 2011 - 05:07 AM.


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They nailed the south park look.

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Looks pretty good. Like the show.

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I like that Trey and Matt wanted to go for interactions between the kids. Thats probably also where the decision for the faction mechanic comes from.

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@ Zorapter;

Yeah, I get the "SP is only funny if it's about current events" is about. Especially seeing we get it like 2 years after the US, so so current it isn't, yet it's still popular and funny. And while I don't watch often (no TV) the few times I see it at other people's places I pretty much never see anything resembling actuality in the show. Unless gay people, Disney or teenage sex are suddenly no longer in this world... :)

I think he's referring more to the fact that sometimes southpark has the "pop culture" episodes that go after strange pop phenomina (the "You got served" episode, and more recently the one about musicals), and then the ones that do more political/moral commentary about how ridiculous our society can be. The former can be "Meh" to "Oh jesus that hurts" and the latter is usually pretty damn hilarious.

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Haven't read anything, haven't done anything but look at sceenies but I am thinking castle crashes.... How far off am I?




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