Adrift takes place in the far future, a few hundred years from now. Earth is so overpopulated that a large path of humanity now lives in huge cities on the bottom of the sea. One of these communities is Bluetide, currently housing over seven million people. The cities are entirely self-dependent. Very elaborate artificial intelligences take care of the cities, controlling life support, production, safety, even education. The residents of the cities do not have to work for a living; everything is provided for them. Of course, any malfunction with the AIs could be devastating to the citizens. This is why there is one safeguard: Each underwater city has a Supervisor, a single human whose only task is to oversee the work of the AIs. In order to keep up with the speed at which the AIs are working, this Supervisor is kept in a constant state of sleep, his subconscious wired into the positronic network that links the AIs. What happens when that Supervisor suddenly loses control?
A sci-fi story done right, description doesn't do it justice. The plot twists and turns depending on what path you choose, characters are deep and all with their own issues and agendas. You'll LOVE the interactions with the four robots you can control; the game can be immensely funny at times, only to hit you with unexpected events moment afterwards. HARD to complete; single paths are easier than others, though. Has lots and lots of endings, and even the "bad endings" are enthralling. Wonderful use of sound and music, and though voice acting is minimal, it sets the mood well.
Art is non-professional, and it shows. Also, only limited interactivity for an adventure game; this genre is actually called "visual novel" and more like a "choose your own adventure" book. Two VERY hard paths in the game, possibly frustrating. One minor programming bug in one of the endings where the game continues after it's already over; doesn't lower playability.
More for people who like to read SF than for people who are into normal adventure games, but as an interactive story - beautiful.