Conclusion: Me and my 5 year old son went through the majority of the game and give our thoughts in our video review. Me controlling both legs and an arm, him just one arm. See footage from a bunch of different levels, discussion about some of the achievements and more.
Summary: "Quality over quantity" is a concept that more game developers need to aim for. It was kind of enforced on them in the days of limited cartridge space and graphical capability, but in recent years, obsession with value has made repetition and padding necessary for reaching the arbitrary target of...
Excerpt: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review Price: £11.99 Developer: Young Horses Publisher: Young Horses Platform: PC Octodad shouldn't work for quite a lot of reasons. It deliberately makes the simplest of tasks a struggle for the player to achieve, which in almost any other game would be considered...
Summary: The hard work and concentration put into every little action along the way, along with an unshakable concern for Octodad’s ultimate fate, make the experience feel larger and more significant than can be measure in megabytes.
Excerpt: We all want something new. It becomes tiresome to see a concept be repeated over-and-over again, with just the names changing. On that basis alone, jumping into the body of an octopus posing as a fath
Excerpt: Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the latest indie-darling to arrive on Steam, and it’s taking the gaming world by storm thanks to its quirky charm and fiendishly difficult gameplay. The premise is so far out there it seems the developers were playing a game of Mad Libs when they created the design docs...
Excerpt: Octodad: Dadliest Catch's premise is simple. You're a loving father with all the responsibilities of family life thrust upon you; shopping, cooking burgers for your two quarrelsome kids, making coffee and chopping firewood are all in a days work.
Pros: Interesting, Fun Mechanics, Very Funny, Quirky And Original
Cons: Some Visual Glitches, Joke Wears A Little Thin
Excerpt: Octodad: Dadliest Catch leans heavily into its core premise, but once you start playing, that’s exactly what you’ll want it to do. If you’re ready to not take yourself so seriously, it’s exactly the sort of romp that can make for a memorable evening with friends or without.
Pros: Core concept is a blast, writing is surprisingly fresh
Conclusion: Octodad: Dadliest Catch doesn’t always play to its strengths – mechanically or conceptually – but it’s still an enjoyable and unusual game whose charms ultimately won me over. Silly walking through its fun but flawed adventure is a fine way to spend an afternoon despite a less focused third act.