Operating somewhere between a visual novel and a classic adventure Dry Drowning is a bit of an odd bird. It’s future-noir setting and theme are a plus and it does a pretty good job of pulling you into its story and characters. That said, in terms of your level of engagement and cleverness in making you a participant in the proceedings are a bit lacking, so people looking for a mystery to actually “solve” will likely be disappointed by the more on-rails feel everything seems to have and the pretty minimal investigative portions. The story, as expected, offers some twists and interest but unless you’re fine with watching more often than engaged in playing its overall mix may be a bit too far on the casual side to be noteworthy.
Justin Nation, Score: