‘South Park’ RPG sticks out

In the 17 years that “South Park” has been on the air, it has never received a video game treatment that felt like more than a quick cash-in on the name. But “South Park: The Stick of Truth” ($60 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC; rated Mature) arrives with the franchise’s humor intact, thanks to the heavy involvement of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The result is a highly enjoyable and unique role-playing game. Your “new kid in town” character interacts with just about every notable character from the show, and the series’ tendency to utilize shock humor is in full effect. The RPG format allows for a ton of funny items and side quests, and the objectives are unlike anything else in the genre. The overall feel is distinctly “South Park.” It’s one of the most faithful adaptations of a license and ranks among the best ­comedic games ever released.

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