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88

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7.1

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  • Summary: This game includes Dream Daddy: Dadrector’s Cut. It features cut content, new sidequests, the ability to replay minigames that you’ve discovered throughout the game, and a brand new minigame for your enjoyment. You and your daughter have just moved into the sleepy seaside town of Maple BayThis game includes Dream Daddy: Dadrector’s Cut. It features cut content, new sidequests, the ability to replay minigames that you’ve discovered throughout the game, and a brand new minigame for your enjoyment. You and your daughter have just moved into the sleepy seaside town of Maple Bay only to discover that everyone in your neighborhood is a single, dateable Dad! Will you go out with Teacher Dad? Goth Dad? Bad Dad? Or any of the other cool Dads in this game? With a variety of paths and endings, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator hopes to be the year's most anticipated Dad-based game for the second year in a row. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 8, 2019
    100
    There are countless visual novels devoted to dating a bunch of very busty women, but few that turn that trope onto its head; Dream Daddy does that through objectifying men. Not in a mean way, or even an overly-sexual way – instead, Dream Daddy makes virtual dating wholesome and punny. It shows the importance of community and friendship, especially for a single parent. It’s not so much about the dating as it is exploring new interests through new people. I’m so appreciative of the experience.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    90
    Personally, I’ve always enjoyed a nice dialogue choice-based storytelling game, on the road! Another thing worth mentioning is: Many can find enjoyment in Dream Daddy, no matter the sexuality you possess — though depending on it, one might enjoy such more. Hence my scoring, as a genre enthusiast. I haven’t played a meaningful dialogue selection game in awhile, so this was a refreshing change in pace.
  3. Jul 5, 2019
    80
    Heartwarming; that’s the word to describe Dream Daddy. It’s a feelgood game, from its tongue-in-cheek Dream Weaver-esque theme tune to its message of acceptance and generally being excellent to one another. The entire game lives on its writing, which is universally excellent and works on multiple levels whether you’re a parent or the child of one. On the surface it’s a hot dad dating game – the swirly logo font and colourful presentation lean into that – but there’s real heart to the stories here, with textured characters dealing with a multitude of situations life throws at them. If you’re after rock-hard anime abs and mechanics that promise 'innovative' use of HD rumble, you may be disappointed with Dream Daddy. For everyone else, it’s a good-natured, good-humoured visual novel with themes of acceptance and love that’ll warm the cockles of the coldest heart.
  4. 80
    By and large, Dream Daddy succeeds at creating developed characters that have unique stories, interesting dialogue, and fun personalities. I wouldn’t call anything here realistic; the cul de sac where the game takes place feels like a dreamy land where only the happiest characters exist, despite the hardships that they discuss. Dream Daddy looks great in handheld and TV mode, and this version boasted a handful more optional scenes, but nothing strikingly new in comparison to the rest of the dates.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 7, 2019
    10
    As a heterosexual male I had an absolute blast playing this. Humor and narration are both on point. If a funny, satirical visual novel soundsAs a heterosexual male I had an absolute blast playing this. Humor and narration are both on point. If a funny, satirical visual novel sounds like fun to you, I definitely recommend getting this game. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    9
    Witty, charming and earnest, Dream Daddy is a breakout surprise on Switch. If you’re a fan of visual novel storytelling and open to narrativesWitty, charming and earnest, Dream Daddy is a breakout surprise on Switch. If you’re a fan of visual novel storytelling and open to narratives beyond anime, DD belongs in your library. I’m middle aged, and neither a Dad nor same-sex oriented, and still find the gaming screamingly funny and heartwarming. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2021
    1
    A transparently pandering game. I tend to find the only people who enjoy it are straight people who **** gay couples as "cute".