Comedy video game with a main character who is both a dad and an octopus
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Octodad is a multiplatform game with the bizarre premise of an octopus having to mascarade as a human father.
The first thing most players would notice about Octodad is that the gameplay is sure to bring out some laughs. The player has to control Octodad as he goes about his daily life, being sure to not set off anything that may signal he is an octopus. The graphics are very cartoonish, which is completely fitting with the rest of the game. There are plenty of funny lines, and a lot of the humor is derived from how inexact the controls are.
Octodad has lots of different types of levels that test your gameplay ability as well as minigames that hone Octodad's skills. This difficulty can vary based on the platform. On PC, the character is easiest to control, whereas on PS4 the controls are a bit more tedious.
Your opinion of Octodad will likely rest on your personality and sense of humor. Octodad clearly isn't targeted at serious gamers, and it really doesn't take itself seriously. If you're looking for humor and enjoy silly things, chances are that Octodad would be a great experience for you.
All-in-all, Octodad is a great game if it's what you're looking for. The graphics and physics go well together, and the whole game flows well. There are some great levels and minigames that keep Octodad fresh even after playing it for a long time. The only real downside to Octodad is that it can be a bit frustrating, especially if you are playing it on a console. For those with a strong sense of humor, we will rate Octodad 4.5/5. The general critic consensus is also that the game is not as polished as it could be, but it's definitely a fun and unique experience.