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Review: South Park: The Fractured but Whole

October 16, 2017 1 min read

In one of this season's episodes of South Park, Randy Marsh remarks "You have to overdo it in today's society. You can't be nuanced and subtle anymore or else critics go 'Wow, what was the point of that?'" It's a slice of meta-observation about what South Parkhas been fighting for 20 years now. The brash, outrageous, over-the-top, line-toeing comedy gets the attention; any quieter social commentary often goes overlooked.

South Park's newest video game, The Fractured but Whole, doesn't take any chances on subtlety or nuance. It's constantly absurd in every single respect. Sometimes it has a point to make, sometimes it's just pointing without really saying anything. But it's always attempting to one-up itself.

People who watch South Park know exactly what they're getting into. 

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