Haha well I've only been really into gaming for the past 5-7 years. Maybe that has something to do with it. Plus that's really not the kind of game I like. The fact that it's South Park is the reason I'm interested in this - it's gameplay doesn't appeal to me. Which is why I was hoping for a ton of exploration and many side quests.
Don't go in expecting something like Fallout or Skyrim as you'll be very disappointed. This is basically a JRPG in design.