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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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    A very fun and original experience, that, even if it's quite short, is very satisfying.
  7. Mar 10, 2014
    A sloppy and surprisingly unimaginative journey through a dreary world. [Apr 2014, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Aug 2, 2013
    Absoulutely 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
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    **** gameplay, **** characters, **** graphics, everything is ****
    5 point foi being better than the original
    Why? I don't know
    Maybe I got
    used to this sitty **** Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is fun and hilarious! Doing simple tasks with these movements is simply amazing! Controls are smooth, but the fastest to get used to. Now this is where it collapsed:
    As soon as you get the mechanics (which are awesome) the game becomes really 'A Game' which is NOT where this shines in. and if you are unsure to buy this game or not: BUY IT. also, the workshop gives endless hours of fun!
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    "Octodad: Dadliest Catch" is something unique. It was a really funny experience and like you can't go 3 minutes into the game without laughing at something weird. The controls are kinda a downside, they are weird and difficult to control at some points. Some of the mission objectives doesn't gives you a direction or a map to find where you are supposed to go and that's kinda lame. But Octodad is a very neat experience for those who want a bizzare yet fun experience. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2014
    Dont 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.
  6. Feb 18, 2014
    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 good thing for some of you. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    A 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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