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We Become What We Behold

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Genre:
Adventure - Point 'n Click
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comedy
experimental
satire

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Uploaded
Oct 24, 2016 | 10:27 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged October 24, 2016
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WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD
a game about news cycles, vicious cycles, infinite cycles

Wow, it's been eight years since I published :the game: right here, on Newgrounds! I'm never gonna make a direct sequel to that -- I think I ended that series on a good enough note -- but here you go, a short spiritual sequel to :the game:! A game with a message, dark humor, and silly hopping lil' peeps.

Thank you so much for playing! <3

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Reviews


mewbloxmewblox

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

An counteractive, boring mess that I am not even sure can be called an actual game.

I'd like to note for something that is only ten minutes long and has barely any gameplay (if you can even call it that), this thing is horribly optimized for PCs, which is ridiculous, seeing this is a PC only game.

The "gameplay" is nonexistent. Just click on this, on that, it feels more like I'm interacting with a shallow, boring cutscene, but I'm still glued to the rails. I wish I could say more, but it's not like there's much else to it.

The message is very poorly handled. The whole "corporations are bad, media is evil" thing has been done a billion times by now, to the point that it's a stock message, and this thing doesn't even try to do anything new. It's from one POV, with one outcome, and no talks about solutions. Yeah, so what if the media are bad if I can't do anything about it? That's like saying "using fossil fuels are bad" but providing no alternatives or solutions

It doesn't help the game blatantly railroads you into the one path it has, so anyone who knows better by now will not be able to do anything about it, as if saying "your help is worthless and nothing can fix this problem".

What really made me angry about this game is that I know Nutcasenightmare can make good things, and I'm not just talking :the game:. I enjoyed Nothing to Hide, Coming Out Simulator, Gap Monsters, and even the educational stuff on his website. The fact that I usually enjoy his work just makes this thing so much more asinine and shocking to me. I honestly have seen messages handled with more maturity and care in :the game:, which Nutcasenightmare themselves finds immature. This would be like Steven Spielburg making a horrendous movie, or The Beatles writing a horrible song; he/she/they (I am not sure) can do better than this, and I know they can do better.

That's why this thing gets a half star; I don't like that I'm being harsh on one of my favorite authors on NG, but I know they can do better than this.



birdparty3birdparty3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very funny


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bifbofbafbifbofbaf

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great and openminding game!



AGENTFLY42AGENTFLY42

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Played this game on Kongregate before, and the ending still hit home the second time. This was the first time I stuck around to see the "true" ending, though. Really heart-touching... I think there's something in my eye


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lycanscrucifixlycanscrucifix

Rated 5 / 5 stars

insightful are theyre other endings