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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

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Overall 8
7.8

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

IGN
23 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Young Horses has done an excellent job taking the diamond in the rough that was the original Octodad student project and turning it into a short but charmingly absurdist physics game. While it doesn’t quite take the extra step that would cement its place as a classic, lovers of physical comedy owe it to themselves to check Dadliest Catch out.
  • Pros: Genuinely funny, Touching story, Gameplay variety
  • Cons: Punitive last level, Light on challenge
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Overall 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Strategy Informer
7 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Still, Octodad is three hours of fun I wouldn’t want to throw back. While it is too short an experience it’s a great, unique one and I urge anyone who likes fun games to give it a go. Anyone who played Surgeon Simulator and thought it was hilarious should immediately pick up Octodad , and anyone who thought it was funny but wanted a fuller game experience should be covered too. Dadliest Catch is funny, charming, challenging, and packed with loveliness.
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Overall 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Gamezebo
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Suit up those tentacles!
  • Pros: Simply hilarious. Ridiculous controls make the easiest of tasks super tricky. Touching story.
  • Cons: Controls can also be infuriating at times. Might be on the short side for some people.
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Overall 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

GameTrailers
3 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Imagine going through life without a spine. Not in a sad or serious sort of way, but more of a stretchy, gummy, awkward display of elasticity. Putting you in the role of an octopus dressed in human clothes, Octodad delights in making a bumbling mess out of mundane life and will have you laughing at your own clumsiness.
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Overall 7
7.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Thunderbolt Games
3 February 2014
  • Excerpt: That Octodad: Dadliest Catch spells out its premise in its catchy opening theme song should come as little surprise – this is a ridiculous game. You wouldn’t expect developer Young Horses to evolve this absurd concept much beyond a simple, wacky tech demo, yet here we are. With a move so bold as to take the antics of a wildly gesticulating octopus and build an entire game around it, Octodad is so gutsy, so stupid and so utterly charming, that you can’t help but let it...
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Overall 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Destructoid
2 February 2014
  • Summary: An interesting exercise in game design is to identify assumptions about the genre or medium in general, then question those assumptions. One such assumption that most make is that control should feel natural and unobtrusive as the player's interface with the game. Octodad: Dadliest Catch challenges that idea, making awkward control central to the gameplay.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GiantBomb
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Some late-game issues not withstanding, Dadliest Catch is a charming, bizarre, genuinely likable little game.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Digital Chumps
30 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Playing and enjoying Octodad: Dadliest Catch seems to require an active narcotic influence; however, thanks to deliberately obtuse controls and a conscious sense of humor, even the most capable operator will inevitably render their invertebrate avatar a hilarious mess of tentacles and destruction.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 8
8.0

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Digital Chumps
30 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Playing and enjoying Octodad: Dadliest Catch seems to require an active narcotic influence; however, thanks to deliberately obtuse controls and a conscious sense of humor, even the most capable operator will inevitably render their invertebrate avatar a hilarious mess of tentacles and destruction.
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Overall 8
7.5

Octodad: Dadliest Catch review

MMGN
24 April 2014
  • Summary: Loving father. Caring husband. Secret octopus.
  • Pros: + Funny on several levels, + Fantastic co-op play, + Catchiest theme song ever
  • Cons: - Lacks a little polish, - Controls can become genuinely frustrating
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