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  • Summary: Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentaclesOctodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Jan 30, 2014
    91
    Octodad is a great example of a game that conveys a message through gameplay. In conjunction with its story, characters, and setting, the controls offer an empathetic look into the life of an extreme outsider trying to fit in and trying to do right by his family...I love that. Gaming is growing up, and Octodad is some of the best evidence of that.
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    80
    Octodad is an engaging, unique game which crashes the everyday and the uncanny head-on with aplomb, and one particularly enjoyable to onlookers. Simple tasks inevitably degenerate into Buster Keaton-evoking farces – with soundtrack nods to silent film accompanists to boot – and my only gripes with Dadliest Catch are an occasionally wayward camera and a few cruel difficulty spikes necessitating repetition of short sections ad nauseam. Otherwise, it’s a blast.
  3. Feb 4, 2014
    80
    It keeps you laughing with the sheer absurdity of its lead character, the not-so-subtle references, and fumbling physical comedy that's made all the more potent through your participation. Like a plate of sushi, it might seem a bit pricey for what you get, but it's worth paying a small premium for a fresh catch.
  4. Jan 30, 2014
    70
    It might be brief, but Octodad is definitely worth checking out for anyone interested in a charming, hilarious experience. Also, you get to play as an octopus, which... you know, is pretty awesome.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    70
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a rare beast, then, because it made me laugh out loud the first moment that I ambled down the aisle to meet my doting bride-to-be.
  6. Feb 3, 2014
    70
    A very fun and original experience, that, even if it's quite short, is very satisfying.
  7. Mar 10, 2014
    40
    A sloppy and surprisingly unimaginative journey through a dreary world. [Apr 2014, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    What can be said about this game…. Simple but wholesome story, good audio/ music…. I guess it has controls….and just all around fun. ReallyWhat can be said about this game…. Simple but wholesome story, good audio/ music…. I guess it has controls….and just all around fun. Really people hate it because of the controls for this game. It gets annoying especially at the end of the game when things get slippery, but that’s not a bad thing. The crazy controls make it different from other games nowadays in that you really do get a sense of accomplishment from completing even the simplest of tasks and (this sounds stupid) you also become more attached and sympathetic to the main character as a result. Try it. If you don’t like it it’s probably because you don’t have the patience it requires. Original and rewarding. With the co op feature it becomes more than worth it! Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2013
    10
    Absoulutely fun and hilarious. The maps are fun and the controls are wonky and amazing, it's basically a ragdoll physics game and youAbsoulutely fun and hilarious. The maps are fun and the controls are wonky and amazing, it's basically a ragdoll physics game and you Octodad, are trying to hide your identity of an octopus. The tasks are hard and stupidly hilarious when you try to get used to the controls. Awesome game, and you'll understand more when you buy it. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2014
    8
    Dont complain about the controls when they fit perfectly within this fun to play, hysterical game. Octopus Simulator as been knocked off theDont complain about the controls when they fit perfectly within this fun to play, hysterical game. Octopus Simulator as been knocked off the table thanks to Octodad. Fun at first glance, and the continues throughout the entire game.
    A cute, funny idea for a game only perfected by the silly controls of Octodad making levels and objectives difficult and frustrating, whilst also making you giggle all the way through.
    Octodad is fun to play alone, with a friend or even if a backseater could enjoy this game.
    This game just craves content. Despite the fun it delivers, it is very short. It can be completed in one sitting, which is somewhat unsatsifying for the price and just leaves you watching so much more! Luckily it is compatible with Steam Workshop so you can dowload other peoples custom made levels and also there are Shorts. Shorts are extra levels that are made by the developer(s) that add another fun experience to an otherwise fleshed put game.
    Octodad is a fun time no alone, with friends and its a well designed game, but its fun does make it suffer with its lack of content leaving you hungry for my Octodad.
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  4. Jan 31, 2014
    8
    Occasionally (especially at the end) the unreliable nature of the controls becomes frustrating as the game starts demanding precision andOccasionally (especially at the end) the unreliable nature of the controls becomes frustrating as the game starts demanding precision and timing. But ultimately it does little to sully the lovable goofball charm of Octodad and his woes. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2014
    7
    The game is very funny and has a well made concept. However, the controls need to reconsidered as it gets frustrating within a few hours, butThe game is very funny and has a well made concept. However, the controls need to reconsidered as it gets frustrating within a few hours, but this game was great from start to finish Expand
  6. Feb 18, 2014
    7
    Such a funny and fun game. Worth checking it out, it's a new experience that you get. But it's a bit too short, though that might be a goodSuch a funny and fun game. Worth checking it out, it's a new experience that you get. But it's a bit too short, though that might be a good thing for some of you. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    A terribly gimmicky game that relies solely on the inability to control the main character. What you see in the beginning is what you areA terribly gimmicky game that relies solely on the inability to control the main character. What you see in the beginning is what you are going to get overall. I've seen game demos that feature more game play then this pile of sewage has managed to pull of.

    Another waste of time, just like Surgeon Simulator.
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