New South Park Game Gets Harder The Darker Your Skin Is
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are known for courting controversy just to make a point, and their upcoming game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, is following the trend.
The upcoming game, on sale in October, has a character creation feature which determines the difficulty level of your play through.
The idea is: if your character has dark skin the difficulty level increases.
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Some may see it as an innocent feature, but for others it will be something that hits a little too close to home. Given the current climate in America and tensions within BAME community this is certainly a sensitive subject.
However, for anyone who is familiar with South Park creators Stone and Parker, a lot of their success is based on pushing hot topic buttons and subverting it into satire for their audience of all (appropriate) ages and backgrounds to appreciate and understand.
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Naturally the feature has triggered some strong opinions amongst fans of the show and the gaming community.
Opinions on Twitter have been divided:
The game is a follow up to the turn-based-RPG South Park: The Stick Of Truth. It’s sequel will still carry that RPG style element however it’ll follow the tactics-based combat of RPG classics such as Final Fantasy: Tactics and the Fire Emblem series on Nintendo.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 17.