Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Developed by Young Horses
Published by Young Horses
*Blub, Blub, Blub*
The game takes place after the events of the first game and follows Octodad; An Octopus pretending to be a Human being as he tries to live a normal human life with his wife and children while trying to avoid arousing suspicion from other humans. When his wife; Scarlet and his children go for a family visit to the local aquarium; Octodad has to try his best to make it through the day without any problems however the evil Chef Fujimoto knows Octodads secret and in the hopes of cooking him sets out to expose his secret to everyone. Its up to Octodad to protect his identity and his family before its too late.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a task based game with elements of stealth in which you have to complete complex tasks while trying to avoid arousing suspicion from the numerous humans you encounter in the game. While the controls add to the games humor; I do unfortunately find the controls to be rather frustrating and can at times make the game rather difficult. Other than the sometimes irritating controls; The tasks in each level are actually rather fun. Also, the ability to control Octodad as he fell through the credits was extremely fun.
The soundtrack for Octodad: Dadliest Catch while its not as memorable as other indie titles such as Fez or Scott Pilgrim still has its own distinct soundtrack with it reminding me of my childhood by having a distinct sound similar to that of Peanuts (Charlie Brown). While the voice acting on the speakable characters wasn’t to memorable; There were a few rather humorous jokes in there such as when one of the kids asks how they were conceived if there dad is an octopus. The blubbing sounds from Octodad can actually be very very funny when accompanied by the subtitles describing his feelings at the time. Finally, The Octodad song that plays during the opening credits is enjoyable enough.
The graphics on Octodad: Dadliest Catch are not exactly the sharpest on PlayStation 4 but they are good enough for a family title. The worlds look really nice with many different obstacles to make the tasks challenging and extremely fun.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch has plenty of different things to do upon completing the story such as finding all the collectable ties aswell as trying to get all the trophies to get 100%. Plenty of Lasting Appeal.
All in all, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is not the greatest game made however it is still a very fun title to play. The primary things that let the game down in my opinion is the sometimes awkward controls and the graphics not being quite up to scratch with other family games available on PS4 such as Knack and Lego Marvel. Still worth the money but not the greatest game on PS4. Definitely worth a try.
My Score = 7/10
- Decent enough Story
- Great Humor
- Soundtrack similar to Peanuts
- Credits are really fun to play with
- Octodad song is alright
- Plenty of Replayability
- Controls can be Awkward at times
- Voice Acting wasn’t great
- Graphics not quite up to scratch with other PS4 Family Games
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is available now on PC and PS4 (Via Digital Download). Thanks go to Young Horses for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.
Review by Matt McNamee