Although it’s Batman that’s known as the world’s greatest detective, The New Kid from South Park: The Fractured but Whole is also expected to showcase some pretty solid investigative powers from time to time. Those who decide to try and forgo the necessary sleuthing, however, will find themselves on the receiving end of a somewhat rude message from the game itself.
Early on in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, players are required to find the code to unlock the door to the secret Coon and Friends lair in Cartman’s basement. Of course, those who have already played the game once before – or those that simply looked up the code rather than hunting for the answer – will already know exactly what code to put in. However, the game does not take kindly to those who decide to skimp on the detective work.
If a player pops the code into the door first time around, then Cartman will appear dressed as New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, with a special message for the user in question. A look at the message in action can be seen below, although bear in mind that the language in the clip might not be safe for work – even though it’s very much tame by South Park standards.
This isn’t the only time that Cartman-meets-Belichick has appeared on the show, and so it acts as a hilarious point of reference that fans of the franchise are sure to enjoy. On top of that, it’s a neat way to send a message to cheaters – play the game for real. Given that The Fractured but Whole is uncensored worldwide, some cheaters might feel as though they got off lightly.
All in all, South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a great return for the property to the world of gaming, building on the success of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The game has been earning itself positive reviews aplenty of its humor and for the minor gameplay tweaks present, and so far fan reception has also been on the positive side.
This message to cheaters, however, shows how the game is happy to break with some video game tropes, showing that the game is unconventional across the board, from mechanics through to bizarre merch. When it comes with the South Park brand of comedy though, it’s always bound to get a lot of love.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.