I wanna be the Volatile Presence

Creator: egg

Average Rating
9.7 / 10
Average Difficulty
80.6 / 100
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Needle (3) Gimmick (4) Special (1)

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egg [Creator]
shitbag maker

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[23] Likes
Rating: N/A       Difficulty: 77 77
Mar 9, 2021

12 Reviews:

YaBoiMarcAntony
Volatile Presence is a beautiful game, one that should be well remembered for its daring design choices and striking artistic vision, but it won't be. Now, it will be remembered as being apart of this grand drama of the fangame archives and the rights of creators to disseminate their game as they see fit. Vi made a choice to publicize her game, one that I respect greatly and wish sadly that it never had to happen as it did.

Why is it that a creator's control of their game should be such a point of contention? Why shouldn't it end with "the creator wants this game private" or "the creator wants this game's availability to be particular?" How can so many of us feel so entitled about games we didn't make, games we didn't pay for, games we have no control over except whether we play them or not? The purity of an artist's vision for their game should not be corrupted by some childish need for others to have control over it, yet it is time and time again. This continual shirking of mere morals is something that disgusts me every single time it comes up, and is a huge reason for the nature of Volatile Presence's existence - and what was (and is) an inspiring artistic statement was ruined because it fell on deaf ears.

Play Volatile Presence. It is a game worthy of everyone's time, whether for the gameplay itself or to experience what is one of the most well-realized visions I have ever had the joy of taking part in.

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[18] Likes
Rating: 9.5 95       Difficulty: 85 85
Mar 10, 2021
cLOUDDEAD
man

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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: N/A
Mar 10, 2021
BoshyGo11
Such a shame this game ended with drama. The gameplay is literally nextgen gimmick needle and the artistic portion actually promoted some valuable discussions. If Vi genuinely stops making games now it'll be a big loss to the community. I don't give a shit about "message", if you are good at making games and as it seems you get enjoyment out of it just go with it and stop reeling snot on your fists, it'll convey your ideas better and with less drama than "holy shit I hate the society, that's what you get bitches"

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Rating: 9.9 99       Difficulty: 85 85
Mar 10, 2021
Bob
I honestly have no idea what happened behind the scenes with this game, but I'll just ignore whatever people are talking about and just say that it's a pretty good game. I do, however, find it to be a bit too challenging for my tastes - if it was slightly easier it would probably be a bit more comfortable for me to play. I'm not going to judge it off of the artistic statement or whatever because I don't really feel like that is important to this game at all. Or maybe I just didn't get it. I mean, the download thing was just kind of funny to me. (Though it wasn't a problem because I downloaded it immediately after it came out.) But judging it purely as a CN3-esque needle game, it's very well designed and creative, but doesn't quite push the boundaries enough for me to consider it a perfect game. That doesn't mean I don't think it's great though, and I certainly have a lot of respect for the creator.

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Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 80 80
Mar 13, 2021
Cthaere
As amazing as the game is, it has become much more than a game by now, and so reviewing it as a game will do a disservice to it. I also do not intend to share my thoughts on the matter publicly anytime soon, so as to not reopen this discussion. Let me just say the following: Play this game (if you're good enough at least), and as in any artistic work, make your own interpretation of it and the connection it has to the surrounding discourse. If you want me to elaborate my opinion on either the game or the surrounding discourse, wait a few days then ask me in DMs.

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Tagged as: Needle Gimmick Special
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Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 80 80
Mar 10, 2021