Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is one of the funniest games you’ve ever played. Imagine an anthropomorphic octopus trying to lead a perfect family life with a human woman, from wedding to raising kids. Download Octodad: Dadliest Catch to have infinite minutes of fun!
This kind of game looks like a funny cartoon where everything serves a good laugh; so it’s drawn in exactly this style. The designers avoid anything photorealistic; on the contrary, it’s as cartoony as can be, yet it’s drawn with great creativity. The 3D environment is fully interactive; each object behaves according to physics.
Right away you go; the first adventure covers Octodad’s wedding ceremony when he has to get himself fine and cute in time. He needs to open doors, to walk, to get dressed, and it’s just an intro! The real mayhem awaits you later, when the happy couple already has kids. The Octodad needs to take care of kids; but when you’ve got no bones in your arms and legs, any routine procedure is a quest of self-control!
It’s a comedy cartoon, first of all, maybe a bit Kafkaesque, because what else an octopus story can be? Our protagonist is luckier than Gregor Samsa; at least, he can get up and move with a little help from you, but it’s oh so awkward. Moving boneless extremities is hard, but that’s what makes the game so funny.
The environment is absolutely interactive, and this makes the whole idea: controlling a special kind of ragdoll character in a world where touching anything with your tentacle unintendedly can cause destructive yet funny effects.
This game offers quite an unusual mission, so the control system needs getting used to. Gamepad offers much easier control, while in the PC version you’ll have control legs and arms with the same mouse buttons, using the wheel to switch. Yet it’s a question of minutes to get used to it and enjoy the way Octodad reacts to your gestures. While writing this Octodad: Dadliest Catch review we tried both, and if you have a choice, select the gamepad.
Replay Value: 5
The developers somehow made the game that delivers positive funny vibes no matter how long you play it. If you want to feel grateful for your life and need a reason, you can thank God for not being an octopus; but heh! – even an octopus can do it! Due to interactivity, no two replays of the same missions are the same, and you can try touching different objects and see what happens.
The Bottom Line
These tentacles are dangerous when used carelessly; but when used with reason and skill, they bring love and care. You can download Octodad: Dadliest Touch for modern consoles (PS4/Xbox One) and for PC. But if that’s an option for you, opt for console version. Its price is reasonable for a game delivering so much fun.
- Graphics 5
- Gameplay 5
- Controls 5
- Replay Value 5
Greatly drawn cartoon world;
Specific look at things we do everyday;
Lots of funny missions.
It’s hard to get the point;
This humor may seem too absurd.