North America was the only region to receive a totally uncensored version of the recently released South Park: The Stick of Truth .
Other territories forced at least some censorship on the potentially offensive game, but series co-creator Matt Stone says it's not "that big of a deal." During a new interview with The Guardian , Stone said editing out some pieces of content doesn't really change the experience that much:
"We weren't willing to change the content, but also it doesn't ruin the game – it's like 40 seconds' worth of the whole game. As long as we could make a joke out of the fact that they made us cut this, that was fine."
Stone added that he believes this censorship is a double-standard, as compared to TV, games are under a lot more scrutiny. He thinks this is due to the interactive nature of video games, which is entirely possible.
"There is an interactiveness that makes it different. There are things that make people more uncomfortable in an interactive world, definitely. But that said, what we had in the game, we could have shown that on TV pretty easily, especially now."
We said in our review that the new video game based on the long-running series is rude, crude, and oh so disgusting. But that's exactly what makes it catnip to the die-hard fans.
Related Game(s): South Park: The Stick of Truth