Octodad: Dadliest Catch Nintendo Switch Review

*Product Received by Developer*

What is Octodad: Dadliest Catch?

Oh, where to begin… Octodad is the first physics game on the Switch. If you are coming into Octodad blind, you are in for a bizarre treat. You play as an octopus dad in a world where it seems totally acceptable by your family of humans (wife and two kids). Being too loud can draw attention to yourself from strangers, so you need to be on your best behavior. I have yet to mention the best part, the control scheme of this game is where the magic is.

Each trigger switches between your legs allowing you to walk, while the toggles allow for movement. It is very hard to explain and is something that just needs to be experienced. The opening scene is of your wedding ceremony and you are tasked with getting dressed, it turns out to be a disaster with objects scattered everywhere from your flailing tentacles. As soon as the game starts up, you will be dying laughing from the absurdity.

What is special about Octodad, is that the main draw of the game is the unorthodox, crazy control scheme. It allows for a unique challenge that I am sure you have never experienced before. It manages to create absurd situations out of everyday tasks. The art and light story allows for a fresh experience on the Nintendo Switch. Octodad belongs on everyone’s system.

Score: 9/10

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