South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s Difficulty is Tied to Your Race

September 7, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

The Fractured But Whole Difficulty

The creators of South Park have never been one to shy away from controversy, and it seems that is still the case when it comes to their upcoming RPG South Park: The Fractured but Whole. It seems as adjusting the difficulty of the game affects the color of your character’s skin.

In a recent video (found below) discussing the game, Eurogamer revealed that during the character creation process, players are asked to set what difficulty they’d like to play on.

The easier you make the game, the lighter your character’s skin becomes. Conversely, the harder you make it, the darker your skin gets. It’s a clever bit of social commentary on the part of the developers, but one that will no doubt bring some form of controversy.

For more information on the upcoming South Park game, check out our latest preview on the game from this years E3:

With the drink out of the way, I was able to get to the moment the demo was building to—a boss fight against a horde of strippers. Since I was battling multiple enemies, managing space was essential. This meant that I had to use attacks to push foes backwards, and get into the proper position so I could use abilities that would impact multiple enemies at once. Things got even more complicated when the battle introduced a giant stripper that did a booty stomp attack that had gigantic area of effect every 20-seconds or so. To avoid this, I had to constantly move forward, and reach the end of the strip club. Every battle I played felt totally different from the ones beforehand, and the variety really shines.

With fresh combat and a high level of polish, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is looking like it’ll be a worthy successor to Obsidian’s shockingly good role-playing game. The change in developers hasn’t resulted in a drop-off in quality, as it instead allowed an influx of fresh ideas to get implemented. The RPG’s October release date is quickly approaching, and it’s shaping up to be another holiday hit for Ubisoft.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is set to release October 17, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

[Source: Eurogamer]