The new South Park game is harder if you're black | Ooh, what woke social commentary!

The new South Park game is harder if you're black

Ooh, what woke social commentary!

comedy Yet another aspect of life just got more difficult if you're not white.

The new South Park game The Fractured But Whole (see what they did there) becomes harder to play the darker your character's skin tone.

When players set up their avatar, the slide goes from 'easy' for a very pale pink skin colour to 'very difficult' for the darkest tone.

Eurogamer reports that at this stage, Eric Cartman comments: 'Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life.'

Needless to say gamer on Twitter were divided on the stinging social criticism.

Later in the game, school counsellor Mr Mackey asks players to pick a gender: male, female or other – and whether they identify as cisgender or transgender.

Published: 8 Sep 2017

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