Let's just get it out of the way right now that anything produced by Matt Stone and Trey Parker is going to be funny, take aim at controversial subjects in a practical, yet profound way, and will no doubt have something that makes part of you that looks at a joke in South Park: The Stick of Truth and says, "too far?"
Well that is South Park and when you play a game within the context of the world they created on Comedy Central nearly two decades ago, you should expect similar content to what you see each spring and fall.
So please, anybody who is thinking of writing some article about how The Stick of Truth goes too far or takes aim at a subject that should have been left alone, pour hot wax over your computer and calm down.
When you play South Park: The Stick of Truth, make sure you have sensitivities about personal subjects put in check and try not to take any controversial content personally.
Go into this game with a very wide-open mind and consider it in the lightest of hearts you possibly could because we don't need some idiot talking about how this game should be banned or how it's infecting people's minds.
It's South Park, and if you can't handle what you see on television every spring and fall, then stay away, you should not be playing this game.
If you thought Team America: World Police was offensive and were appalled at it, then stay away from South Park: The Stick of Truth. We do not want to hear your predictable diatribe about how this game is not fit for publishing and should have received more stricter ratings from the various guides around the world.
Don't misconstrue this though, South Park: The Stick of Truth is not just for fans of their popular television show or other works Matt and Trey have created, it's for everyone, everyone who knows how to take a joke, even on the most personal subjects.
Yes, this game does have very adult content, yes this game poke fun at a lot of serious issues, but it we didn't have these things in the game, it would be a total and utter betrayal of the series itself.
So if you feel like you can take a deep breath and laugh at yourself a bit, then by all means this game is for you and anyone else who needs a good laugh.
South Park: The Stick of Truth is available now on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.