Mixing together elements of an adventure title with a heavier-than-usual focus on puzzles, Dissolution does have some appeal. Out of the gate though, it can be a bit aggravating as it does a poor job of getting you started with what you’re supposed to be doing. Given a little time and some flailing around the rooms you’ll likely catch on, finally finding a key item or two that you’ll recall being handy for puzzles in rooms you’ve already been through. The very brute force method of working things out sort of left me cold though, with the experience often feeling less focused on smarts and ingenuity and more on simply walking around and trying everything until it pans out. The puzzles, thankfully, are generally more engaging, though as always seems to be the case they generally vary in quality. It doesn’t make for a bad experience, but given the amount of competition in the space it’s also hard to get more excited about what it has to offer.
Justin Nation, Score: