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...
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'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: 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...
Summary: Not octobad 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.
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.