The first chapter of Reversion was a mildly entertaining, if rather exceedingly traditional point and click adventure game with the undeniable benefit of being entirely free. Chapter two, "The Meeting", now carries with it a price tag but also comes along with rather significantly less charm, cascading the first's amusing silliness for a melodramatic plot full of outrageous performances and exposition with any movement.
From start to finish The Meeting accomplishes almost nothing in advancing Reversion's plot, spending most of its time forcing you to solve inscrutable puzzles typically only difficult in so far as the clunky interface is proficient at making simple tasks intuitive and buried within interaction menus. I was leaning on a guide for much of the hour or so long chapter, as the in game hint system is fairly useless, and everytime I reached for a better walkthrough I was met with a terribly simple solution which usually involved clicking on an object more than I had reason to believe I ought to.
Amid the tedious fiddling with each and every random item The Meeting is stuffed full of agonizingly tone deaf performances of the abysmal dialogue, which would be almost delightful in its mediocrity if it wasn't so intent on being absolutely serious, outside of some groan inducing attempts at humor. Characters are practically caricatures of caricatures, with no personality outside of their cliched roles and grating voices, with nothing to say save a continual chorus of "there's no time to explain."
I'm not sure exactly what happened between chapter one and two. Maybe it's been too long and I didn't enjoy the first as much as I thought I did, or perhaps I simply expected more from the sequel as it was no longer this random novelty but actually trying to create a full season length experience. Whatever the case "The Meeting" was an unexpectedly dreadful followup to something that seemed if not promising, than at least a potentially enjoyable diversion, but which I now cannot see myself coming back to regardless of whether or not chapter three ever shows itself.