Obsidian to develop (console and PC) SouthPark RPG

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Surf Solar, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Turn based is still fun as hell. While I never got into Jrpgs like Final Fantasy, the combat in the Persona series was a lot more fun than any bethesda RPG combat i've ever played. I hope to gob that the south park RPG combat is good enough to sway the general (western) thinking that turn based is old hat. If this game is truely successful, it could mean a new era of next gen RPG gameplay in regards to combat. Perhaps the popularity of something like South Park is what is needed to tip the scales back to a good tried and true gameplay mechanic that has been sorely overlooked by western developers. (Does this even make sense? I'm drunk)
     
  2. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Yes.

    Aaaaaaand yes.

    I'm thinking it's going to be something like a mature Super Mario RPG. I've never played Paper Mario - I'm guessing it's similar to Mario RPG. I could see myself enjoying that.]

    EDIT:
    (originally known as Super Mario RPG 2)
    Heh, that answers my question.
     
  3. C2B

    C2B Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Aug 17, 2010
    @makagufuzkl dsiii was nearly bugfree (just not really ambitious since it probably was Obsidians cheapest game). Onyx is an incredible flexible Engine from what we've seen so far.

    Avellone said in his twitter that one of the artist back at interplay made South Park versions of the torment charachters. Don't know if it is the same guy though.

    Also if this wasn't posted (or read) before. The game is going to have (some sort) of faction mechanics. This seems to be due to the South Park creators wanting the team to focus on the kids and their interactions rather than normal rpg troops (Go into caves, fight ridiculous monsters)

    @Makagufuzkl DSIII was nearly bugfree (just not really ambitious since it probably was Obsidians cheapest game). Onyx is an incredible flexible Engine from what we've seen so far.
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    This will be interesting to keep a eye on. I would enjoy a Family Guy RPG more though.
     
  5. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 19, 2008
    Can't wait to hear some more info on this. And there really isn't much harm done if it turns out to be bad, is there? But all the details so far sound great. Having Cartman as a party member is gonna be interesting for sure.
     
  6. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    I can see them doing multiple dialogue trees, just eachline better be damned funny and relevant to the current quest/world situation.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I just got my Game Informer in the mail and it had a exclusive on this. So far it looks like a side-scrolling, hack and slash game with some RPG mechanics. I could be wrong though.
     
  8. EnigmaGrey

    EnigmaGrey First time out of the vault

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    Sep 28, 2011
    No! No! Nooooo!

    :|
     
  9. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    What?

    It's like Paper Mario.

    You've got three-axes of motion and combat takes place with timed-inputs for bonuses.
     
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Your right. Maybe I worded it wrong. It is being compared to Paper Mario in the article, so I think it may be less than I hoped for. I liked Paper Mario a lot, but the Super Mario RPG style would be better in my opinion. Maybe they are going for the Castlecrasher's crowd?
    I would think that something like Costumequest would be pretty fun. I just hope they don't skimp on the dialog, and make the game too simplistic.
     
  11. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Was hoping for a new Icewind Dale. I've seen way too many South Park episodes to be interested in this. Perhaps if it turns out really good I may change my mind, otherwise not even remotely interested.
     
  12. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
  13. brandonhart61

    brandonhart61 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 24, 2011
    Somehow, I don't think another south park game would be good....
     
  14. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
  15. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    Awesome screenshots, I wasn't expecting the art to basically be the same as the show.
     
  16. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Neither did I.
    It will look exceptionally well, that's certain. Seems that all the cartoon's assets are provided to Obsidian, which is a really good thing.
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    hmm. Now that the game looks pretty much like the show it suddenly feels much more interesting.
     
  18. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I notice an army of hippies, and army of vampire-wannabes, and a army of ginger kids. :mrgreen: :clap:
     
  19. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/172036/THQ_sold_UFC_license_after_failing_to_break_even_on_it.php

    What? WHAT!? To break even with a game like South Park they need to sell two millions!? What's this lunacy?

    The trailer shown at E3 looks great, by the way.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvLwgwKu9Yw
     
  20. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    They probably over paid for the South Park rights and access to materials.