South Park has never been afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to….well…everything. The long running cartoon series follows the lives of four
3rd 4th graders and their dealings with average amateur problems in controversial / adult ways. With the success of the series, the creators have expanded their brand to include movies, video games, and even a Broadway play (The Book of Mormon).
The South Park video games series has continued with critically acclaimed games South Park The Stick of Destiny and South Park The Fractured But Whole (clever title huh). To add to the past successes, the game creators are looking to make their newest installment stand out with an interesting feature, basing the games difficult on a characters race (forward to 5:30).
The most interesting part of the above video, in my opinion isn’t the selection, but commentary. The users are taken aback, and a bit upset that if they pick a character that looks like them (the users are white), it means an easier game. I think that right there accomplishes the point of the game, and hopefully gets people to think about society as a whole. As Eric Cartman, a character within the South Park universe puts it, “Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life,”
As always, South Park is able to be funny, honest, and thought provoking in one shot.