‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ Cranks Up The ‘Difficulty’ Based On Your Character’s Skin Color

09.08.17 2 weeks ago 2 Comments

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The next South Park game looks to have a little fun when setting the difficulty level and gender for your character, getting a little topical in the process. Then again, race and gender issues aren’t exactly new territory for the show or society to cover, it just doesn’t usually come into play for your video gaming experience. But in The Fractured But Whole, you’ll find that the race you choose — and later your gender — do have some interesting twists on the game.

First comes race, which according to Eurogamer and Polygon, sets the difficulty for The Fractured But Whole — or at least that’s what the joke wants you to believe. As the game will point out, it’s just a way to inject a little humor into a very real part of society that the show has focused on before according to Polygon:

“Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat,” narrator and South Park mascot Eric Cartman says during this segment. “Just every other aspect of your whole life.”

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