South Park: The Fractured but Whole has an ‘M’ rating by the US Entertainment Software Rating Board, which probably isn’t too surprising. What is somewhat unexpected, however, is the absurd level of detail the game takes in its ESRB rating description.
It begins fairly innocuously, reading like a standard ratings board description.
“This is a role-playing game, based on the animated South Park TV show, in which players assume the role of a new kid in town embarking on an adventure to uncover an evil criminal element…”
After the opening, it details some of the combat, touches on weapons and spell systems, and warns of some dismemberment and decapitations. It’s extremely dry, extremely expected copy. Then things start to go off the rails.