Octodad is a game about an octopus. But not just any octopus. He's married. He has children. He wears a stylin' suit. He's Octodad! The player will control Octodad as he goes about his "normal" life, undertaking seemingly mundane tasks for his family.
Its sounds very simple, but the controls....the controls make it a huge challenge. And that's where this game shines! The controls make for some hilarious moments, and that's what this game is all about. It's not meant to be serious, but more of a fun, relaxing adventure full of laughs and mishaps. It has a very lighthearted story, and you come to love the brave, fatherly octopus. Don't ask how he had 2 human children though...
The controls are...well, atrocious. You use the mouse to manipulate his arms and legs. Pressing Spacebar toggles between moving your arms or legs. You press and hold the right mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want the arm/leg to move. It sounds easier than it really is because the mouse is very sensitive, so a slight move will send his arms/legs everywhere, toppling everything nearby over! Be careful how much commotion you cause, as a bar across the bottom of the screen fills up when you are nearby any people and they see you knocking stuff over. When the bar is full, that's it! Your disguise is blown, and you restart from your last checkpoint. After a little while the player should get used to the sensitivity of the mouse and be able to complete most tasks in a relatively short time...just expect several tries as you go!
If you liked and enjoyed games such as Surgeon Simulator 2013, Probably Archery, or even Ampu-Tea, you owe it to yourself to give Octodad: Dadliest Catch a try. The antics you will get into is well worth the pricetag.
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