Why the South Park RPGs Are Some of the Most Faithful Licensed Games

Licensed games have a peculiar relationship with not only video games as a medium, but also the people that play them. On one hand, they are the source of many cases of nostalgia. If a child grew up appreciating a particular work in pop culture in the last 40 years, the likeliness of them owning a video game based on said work is rather high. On the other hand, licensed games are infamous for being their tendency of being promotional products and not being ambitious beyond that. Some of them, like the South Park RPGs, challenge this common conception.