South Park : Tenorman's Revenge is a 2D side-scroller that focuses heavily on co-op play. It feels very much like most 2D platformers. You walk along the screen, jumping onto moving platforms, fighting foes, collecting items, etc. For fans of the hit TV show, South Park :TR should be pleasing, but it isn't without it's fair share of problems.
The game is best played in four player co-op. When you begin your game you are asked to either play locally or online. Playing solo is certainly the weakest part of the game, due to each level relying on certain characters to access areas, and collect objects. You could play the entire game in solo, but if your a completionist you will have to switch to the remaining 3 characters. The game is also very punishing with it's difficult, making solo a great pain most of the time.
What South Park : TR does best is with it's authentic style of the TV show. The animation and sound is spot on, and it will certainly be entertaining for fans. The story begins with Tenorman, who steals Cartman's Xbox 360 hard drive. With the gang, Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny losing their game saves, they must fight back and defeat Tenorman’s army of ginger robots.
The game is designed best for four-player co-op in mind, and it's certainly offers the most fun. You can take control of one of four characters. Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny. Each of them have their own special abilities. For example, Cartman can use his fat belly to smash through certain walls. Each level has tons of ginger robots for you to defeat. There's a range of weapons scattered around each level to help you out. From baseball bats, a bubble gun and more. This adds a big more spice to the gameplay, but it still feels very basic, and it's been done many times before.
What lets the game down most is it's bad level design and camera issues. The online also doesn't have a drop out feature, so if your playing with three other players, they will have to stay to the end. These issues are what stop the game from a great platformer. All the ideas are in place, but it's just not executed that well.
South Park : Tenorman’s Revenge is nothing more than a fairly basic 2D
side-scroller. The art style should be pleasing to fans, but the issues stop it from coming a recommended title.
Review by Gareth Smith