South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge

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6.0 Overall Score

Features fun online and local Co-Op

Ridiculous Boss Fights

Written by on April 3, 2012 in [, , , , , , , ]

Video games from the South Park television series have never been amazing, we all know that.  What they have always been for me however, is entertaining.  As an avid lover of the South Park series I will sit through pretty much any game they produce that has some sort of tie-in to the show.  With that said, I have sat through my share of horrible South Park games over the years, and I believe that South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge has been the least horrible so far.

The game starts off with a little story line that I will not spoil for you completely, but will strongly encourage you to watch or seek out in some way shape or form on the interwebs.  I was laughing and rolling my eyes by the end of it and groaned at the ridiculousness of the plot of the story.  Scott Tenorman, Cartman’s evil half-brother, has stolen the hard drive to his Xbox 360.  All the hours of gaming that Cartman and his friends have done, all those saved games, gone.  The boys have to go into the future to reclaim their precious hard drive, in a world that has been taken over by the Ginger Separation Movement.  Gingers and ginger propaganda are everywhere and the boys have to quite literally fight their way through heaven and hell to get their hard drive back.

As far as actual game play, it is very insanely time consuming if you are trying to play all by your lonesome, but it is not a complicated game.  Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, and Stan are the characters you can select from and they each have special abilities you will need to take advantage of to get to all the areas of each level.  I wish the single player game had an option similar to the Lego games where you could swap your character out for the others when you need them.  Unfortunately, this feature is not available, so unless you want to play through each of the twenty levels multiple times you would be wise to hop online or even locally and take advantage of the co-op mode.  This makes completing the game faster, because it is such a simple game and it’s really a blast to play with friends.  Having friends who also love South Park helps, as you can all have fun laughing and chatting about all your favorite characters they have worked into the game.

There are plenty of hidden areas and challenging spots where you have to be creative in order to collect all the time cores needed to time warp to the next level.  There are little bubbles everywhere as well to collect that give you seconds back for anyone trying to get a gold star on their completion time.  I doubt you’re going to get a gold star on your first run through, or any run through, unless you have four players doing co-op.  The boss fights are simple, and more annoying than anything as plenty of “Ginger’s” and completely screwed up animals from Mephesto’s lab seem to drop out of the most random places, usually landing on your head no matter where you move.

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge launched on the XBL Marketplace on March 30th and is available for only $9.99 (800 MS Points) or you can try a demo of the game for free.  For the amount of game play you get and the fun of the co-op with friends I think it’s completely worth it.  If you’re not a fan of South Park you may want to stay away, you’re not going to understand what’s happening.  However, if you’re brave you should give it a shot, it’s a fun game and it may encourage you to check out the television show, if only to figure out what all the insanity in the game is about.  Newbies be warned though,  South Park is not known for amazing graphics and is intended to shock and offend and the game is no different.

This game comes with the rating M for Mature, so it’s not appropriate for children under the age of 17. I advise you stick to this and not even play the game when any younger kids are running around.  I had a very difficult time explaining to my ten year old son why I was fighting six breasted chickens.  Kids can’t un-see that kind of stuff you know, although the expression on his face was priceless.

A copy of South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge was provided to The Married Gamers for review.

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2 Comments on "South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge"

  1. ShinyMilburns April 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Not really a fan of South Park but the game does sound appealing when you get drunk from a lot of boxed wine. *cough*

    • Marcia Webb April 4, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Almost all bad games are more tolerable with boxed wine. Not Bullet Witch though, that game was awful.

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