So far, Octodad is adorable as hell, but it’s very complicated. You have to move each of his legs and arms individually with different buttons on the controller, which is basically what the game is about…him trying to do normal human things like mow the lawn, make coffee, etc…but with his limbs not wanting to act like human limbs and instead knocking everything over and wreaking havoc!
It makes for lots of humor and I think that outweighs the frustration so far, because you can’t rightly be upset about difficult controls when the point of the game is that your character is having trouble controlling his limbs. The failure is very amusing, like when I beat his daughter to death with a side table that the suction arm stuck to before I figured out how to make him drop something I didn’t mean for him to pick up. I was trying to hand her a glass of milk, and then I got frustrated and beat her to death instead. After that I maliciously beat his wife to death with the coffee pot, though I did manage not to destroy her flower bed when mowing the lawn!
I haven’t played enough to rate it just yet, but I’d say so far I am having a good time laughing with Master Betty, my hubby, at how shockingly difficult it is for me to pick up a simple object and the anarchy that comes of it when I destroy the house…and the yard…and the grocery store. In fact it’s not far off from the control I have over my own limbs in real life! ajfe;af ;eaxkf;laxn k;awaxio;angi;anrk
SPEAR SPEAR SPEAR!!! GORE!!!!
You like that? I’m trying it out as my new closing line. It’s been met with hesitant acceptance so far.