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Dry Drowning

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

36%

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General Information

Available on:PCAug 2, 2019

Developer: Studio V

Publisher: VLG Publishing

Genre: Interactive Story

Dry Drowning is an investigative thriller-oriented visual novel set in the futuristic dystopian universe of Nova Polemos. A shady socio-political situation dragging everything down to the abyss, a serial killer drawing strength from this darkness, a tormented detective and his assistant craving for redemption. Dry Drowning challenges the player to find the truth, going through ambiguous characters, riddles, clues and unexpected events, while telling an extremely compelling and mature story. GAME FEATURES Choices really matter: Players choices can lead to an always different story, with more than 150 story branches and 3 completely different endings Heavy moral choices: Dramatically change the way you live the game, affecting background politics, technology, environment, NPC encounters, who lives and who dies High replayability: More than 20 hours gameplay to see everything about Time travel: Explore the detective's flashbacks and investigate cases from the past to help you solve new ones Psychological interrogations: Break the masks and uncover the truth with the Living Nightmares system Original soundtrack: dynamic OST with more than 50 audio tracks, some of which live recorded, for more than 2 hours of music Get ready to dive into darkness...

Dry Drowning Reviews

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Dry Drowning's premise of chasing a serial killer holds a certain morbid allure, but odd choices just make it frustrating to play at times

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Dry Drowning is an intriguing, engaging, if flawed visual novel. While it's more expansive than traditional visual novels, it still lives and dies on the story, character and writing, which are strong and interesting, though let down by a rough localisation. However, even with this, it's well worth checking out, looking and sounding both fantastic, with an outstanding soundtrack that really adds to the game.

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GameMAG

8 / 10
GameMAG

Dry Drowning is one of the best visual novels of the 2019 thanks to a great story, a lot of choices and well-written characters that you care about and for which you make the most accurate decisions with minimal negative consequences. Music and style thicken the atmosphere of a dark future, where the world has long been on the verge of destruction. It is a pity that due to the lack of translation for most of the Russian players, this stylish story will go unnoticed.

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The writing is clichéd and the gameplay linear, but Dry Drowning provides enough quirks for fans of the visual novel genre to warrant a look.

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