Octodad: Dadliest Catch Reviews

  • Mr VelezbianMr Velezbian354,440
    23 Sep 2015 30 Dec 2015
    12 0 2
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a hilariously unique experience, one that is so out there it’s hard to give it a genre. It’s a Dad-Simulator of sorts, where players take control of a seemingly normal man with a very fishy secret...he is literally an octopus. With a concept like that, some fun times were bound to happen. The game is full of fun, humor, and heart all wrapped in a short story.

    The object is simple: blend in. Players use the analog sticks in unison with the left and right triggers to control Octodad's movements. The sticks alone control his right arms height and depth with (A) being to grab. The triggers do the leg work with the left trigger and analog working the left leg, and the right set controlling the leg. There is an apparent learning curve as soon as you start, but getting the hang of it all comes with time. If you have played QWOP (http://www.foddy.net/Athletics.html?utm_source=The+List&...) then you'll have somewhat an idea of what to expect.

    The game takes you through a day in the life of Octodad, opening first with his marriage to start things off. We come to find out that he has been very secretive in his relationship, and is quick to avoid his deep sea past. His wife and two kids love him for him however, and suspect nothing. His dialogue with them is great, as he speaks in blurbs that are translated in the subtitles. The banter and awkwardness is lighthearted, coming off naturally funny. As you live the life of a Dad, you must pull off day to day actions with grace and poise. This does not come easy for an Octopus. Each level has progression goals that follow a natural order of actions like "Make Coffee" or "Mow the Lawn". We even see a grocery store level that sees Octodad slipping around a store for cereal, soda, and other family food necessities. While out in public though, Dad-beware: you are being watched.

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    There are two antagonists in the game, with the obvious one being yourself. Octodad is being watched, and if you slip up whether literally or just by making messes, people will take notice. This adds to the already challenging gameplay by creating tense moments, like ones where you have to avoid contact with marine biologists who know a fish when they see one. The other antagonist is a chef with a vendetta, whose history with Octodad further adds to the mystery. He serves as a boss fight in many instances, and is just another topic Octodad has to dance around.

    Octodad presents a nice challenge, but in an oddly easy going way. It can be tedious and even frustrating at times, but more often than not it’s a giggle fest that is plenty enjoyable. It’s not very long, with only 13 levels. Most of these are short, but the aquarium level serves as a multi-tiered structure with the most length and activities. Included in the Xbox One release is the DLC from previous releases titled "Octodad Shorts", which adds two levels. So there is a decent amount to do, as well as beating the developer times and going after the great list of achievements.

    I loved the overall concept of Octodad. Its cartoon-esque visuals fit the mood perfectly, and paired great with the score and fully voiced cast. It has a surprising amount of heart and gives you a family to love and be loved by. It is full of puns, humor, and references that can be enjoyed by anyone. I can't fail to mention that there are collectible ties that you can equip and be the dadliest dad you want to be. What it lacks in conventional gameplay it more than makes up for in good old fashioned fun and humor. Octodad: Dadliest Catch stands on its multiple feet and walks proudly as a uniquely great game, one that I very much enjoyed for the short time it allowed.


    +Humorous
    +Unique Game Play
    +Challenging
    -Not For Everyone
    -Can Be Tedious
    +Nice Achievement List
    4.0
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    zoidberg1339You forgot to include the number of levels
    Posted by zoidberg1339 on 29 Dec 15 at 07:37
    Mr VelezbianFixed! Thanks
    Posted by Mr Velezbian on 30 Dec 15 at 15:10
  • QuiCkz NinjaQuiCkz Ninja1,410,185
    30 Aug 2015
    16 8 2
    Review: Octodad Dadliest Catch by QuiCkz Ninja

    Just Married...!

    Octodad Dadliest Catch is an action-adventure game developed and published by Young Hourse.
    The game already released for the PC and Playstation 4 platforms in 2014 takes off on Xbox One August 26, 2015.

    Octodad Dadliest Catch tells the story of an octopus that is integrated into human society that ignores its origins.

    The task of the hero is to perform the duties of a husband and father of the family so that no one discovers his secret.

    Unfortunately as in any game there is an antagonist which in this case turns out to be a chef who tries in every way to unmask the protagonist.

    I think the plot is simple and well built as it is based exclusively on the actions that must play our protagonist.

    The graphics of the game is harmonious since there are no defects in any setting of the game or in the characters also must be said that for the type of game the graphics is perfect
    As for the shot I really fault; developers have opted for a shot that does not offer the best insight into the game having given the right trigger the function.

    Finally with regard to the control and movement are these two aspects which give the character a comic-looking and fun to watch, although going into the game we must combine skill and care to overcome the missions.

    Summing up the final game and quite simple since the various businesses to be addressed during the levels are not complicated.

    The only negatives are the duration of the game as it can complete the story in a few hours, the control as early if not in dexterity may be difficult but all in all a game to buy if you want to pass the time with Octoad.

    Final vote 7/10.
    3.5
  • JJBDude48JJBDude481,892,119
    26 Aug 2015
    18 14 5
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch has finally made its way over to the Xbox One and I am ever so grateful. Having been on PlayStation and Steam for a while its a title I had heard great things about yet how does it play on our beloved Xbox One? Me and my 5 year old son went through the majority of the game and give our thoughts in our video review. Me controlling both legs and an arm, him just one arm. See footage from a bunch of different levels, discussion about some of the achievements and more. Check it out and be sure to subscribe to The JJB Show on YouTube!

    4.5