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...
Summary: Dadliest Catch is a wily, outstanding title in the vein of infamous freeware QWOP. With awkward controls, volatile physics and formidable environmental puzzles working in compelling harmony, Dadliest Catch makes the player the architect of physical comedy in a brilliant and idiosyncratic way.
Pros: Intuitive, endearingly awkward control scheme. Clever level and puzzle design with an eye for maximising comedy. Vibrant cartoon art style. A simple story told with heart and good humour. Charming, sharp voice acting; an amazing theme song.
Cons: Some poor fixed-camera work. An antagonist that's a dubious Japanese caricature. The occasional clipping bug.