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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

  • Category
    Misc
  • Developer
    Young Horses, Inc.
  • Release Date
    8/26/2015
  • User Score
    90 / 100
  • Category
    Misc
  • Developer
    Young Horses, Inc.
  • Release Date
    8/26/2015
  • User Score
    90 / 100

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review: How to Create the Brand New Reality?

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John Wilson
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In the game industry dominated either by large-budget blockbusters or brain-numbing time-killers, a title based on absurd humor and genuine wit is especially valuable. Octodad: Deadliest Catch is that kind of game. My kind of game. Silly, funny and a bit idiotic.

Graphics: 4

Cute and eye-friendly visuals of the game are reminiscent of a 3D cartoon, released circa 2004. The only difference is that it's much more polished and perfected. That game doesn't aspire to be something severe or pretentious hence it's childish/entertaining looks.

However the creators took a serious approach towards the physics of the game - after all, they dictate the entire gameplay of the Octodad. The same goes for object-interaction and detailing - they are surprisingly good for such a light-hearted game. The sounds that the octopus daddy produces, reacting to certain circumstances, are guaranteed to raise a smile.

Apparently, the soft-bodied protagonist's utterances were inspired by the renowned Dr. Zoidberg - this comical gibberish always has a different emotional tonality depending on the context of a current situation. 

Gameplay: 5

Your mission isn't easy. You are an invertebrate who poses as a loving husband and father. It's hard to identify what sort of substance inspired such a fantasy in the creators' heads but I should admit - it's quite lovely.

Your life as a disguised octopus will include:

· Grabbing various items - pumpkins, lamps, wedding rings, etc.
· Doing mundane tasks.
· Climbing up walls, elevators and large fish-tanks.
· Concealing your real identity from the marine biologists.

Every time Octodad gets to do one of the things above - it turns into ludicrous and playful chaos since the Octopus doesn't have normal human fingers.

The missions are hilarious but the gameplay, generally, lacks a variety of them. For instance, I would love a mission in which Octodad has to perform a bank-robbery. Crime + insane absurdity always cause jolly laughter.
The game is more of a light-spirited entertainment, and its missions aren't too hard, BUT there's one considerable challenge - controlling the Octodad.

Luckily if you have friends, you can play in a multiplayer mode - up to 4 people simultaneously. Each of your pals can control a separate limb of the cunning octopus which will turn either into well-synchronized cooperation or well... an asininity-ridden fest. The odds are it'll be the latter. 

Controls: 3.5

I must say that the jelly-like Octodad is hard to manipulate. Imagine if you had to walk on a violently spinning carousel while being intoxicated by excellent absinthe. The Octodad experiences the same while imitating a bipedal creature. It's just impossible to control the beast with anything but a gamepad. Prepare for hardcore training. 

Replay Value: 4.5

Strangely enough, the Octodad is quite magnetic. I don't know what's the biggest attraction to me: a cuckoo-cuckoo plotline, a comical invertebrate, ridiculous missions, and objectives or maybe all of it put together, but I have an urge to repeat my adventure as a deceptive ocean beast. Unfortunately, the gameplay of the Octodad is pretty short giving you only 6-7 hours of silly walking. 

Conclusion

If you genuinely enjoy the depths of insanity hilarious absurdity and a bit cretinous back-story and missions - this game is your go-to. Furthermore, the co-op mode will make things bloody worse much funnier as soon as your buddies grab the extra controllers.

 

Conclusion

Octodad: Deadliest Catch is going to fish for your heart with its goofy charm.

Graphics 4.0

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 3.5

Replay Value 4.5

Very interesting singleplayer mode.
One of the most trending games right now!

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