We haven’t had a lot of time to talk about the absurd hilarity that South Park: The Fractured But Whole is going to be since the game was unveiled last year, but if that name is any indication we are in for a treat as good as The Stick of Truth, at least.
South Park Digital Studios LLC has already told us how the premise of the game revolves around Cartman working it up to build “the biggest superhero franchise of all time” out of Coon and Friends, but did you know that this time they’ll have girls?
Not like non playable characters you care or don’t care about, but in the form of actual playable characters!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Has Girl Characters, and That… Changes Things
This truly changes the dynamics by a great margin. Don’t know how? Well, you just need to look at how our little boys interact with girls in The Stick of Truth – and, of course, the possibilities that come to mind if you put the playable character in the shoes of a female.
The idea was discussed by South Park co-creator Matt Stone who is working with Ubisoft San Francisco on the game. He says that the idea had popped up at the time of TSOT but was just “left there.”
This time they have picked it up again, and Stone says it changes a hell of a lot of things in the game dynamics, especially how the game and its characters react to you.
But the boys are little boys, because it’s really a story about little boys running around. So they don’t care about [your character being a girl]? That seems weird. They always seemed to care about it in the show. Are they dumb about it, and they don’t know? So you’re in hiding? Or do they totally care about that, and totally treat you differently? So we ended up doing those things differently for different characters.
He gave the example of how he had a female character in The Division running around killing people and how it had no effect on how people reacted to his character… she got killed all the same, duh.
When South Park: The Fractured But Whole is released by Ubisoft to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on December 5, “they’re going to treat you different.”