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South Park game changes difficulty level based on skin color

South Park game changes difficulty level based on skin color”

Fans counting down the days to the new season of Comedy Central's South Park, with the season premiere airing on September 13, can watch a massive eight-day South Park marathon, which kicked off this past Wednesday.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole might just be one of the funniest games we've ever played. Progressives on Kotaku were quick to express their outrage at the development, with writer Laura Kate Dale expressing the belief that white players would play it on easy mode, and everyone else on harder difficulty levels.

You're also given three options when choosing your character's gender, which is certainly something the writers will tackle in their own way but it's still a relatively inclusive design decision when it all boils down.

When creating a character, players will notice that the title's difficulty slider will increase depending on the skin color of the gamer's avatar. During the process, you can even hear the iconic Cartman character offer a brief message, enhancing this satirical feature even more.

"Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life".

The game's developers explained that a character's identity will also change how other non-player characters react to you, and how much money you are paid for tasks in the game. The more challenging you make the game, the darker your character's skin tone becomes - a not-so-subtle nod to racial inequality.

The upcoming "Fractured But Whole" will now allow the players to choose the sex of their character.

At the 44-minute mark of the second video, the character has made its way to school, where a chat with Mr. Mackey ensues. It will take a few missions before you get there, but once you do, you'll be given the option to play as a male or female - although characters will remark that they confused you for a boy at first. "So the whole King and Stick of Truth thing, she was actually a girl the entire time?" The playthrough shows that users also have the option of identifying as cisgender or transgender.

South Park: The Stick of Truth released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One to positive reviews from critics.

"Someone like your classmate, she's what we would call a cisgender girl, meaning she was born a girl".



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