Fans of indie gaming rejoiced when Sony announced a newfound focus on indie development for the PS4. One of the games unveiled during the indie segment of the Playstation press conference was a game by Young Horses called Octodad: Dadliest Catch. To call this game”weird” would be an understatement. The good thing is that I LOVE weird.

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The sequel to “Octodad!”, Dadliest Catch once again puts you in the shoes of the one and only Octodad; during this E3 demo, you play a level where Octodad is trying to prepare for his very own wedding. This sounds like it’d be a pretty mundane task, but when you’re the Octodad, nothing goes quite as smoothly as you’d think. Things like cleaning up, getting dressed, and even just walking down a hallway are difficult in the most hilariously fun way.

The controls are easy to get used to, but hard to master; in arm mode, your analog sticks control Octodad’s arms, and the X button grabs and releases items. Similarly, in leg mode, the sticks control his legs. Trying to get Octodad was kind of like playing a more fun (and way easier) version of the internet sensation QWOP. Knocking over anything and everything is a pretty common occurrence. Wandering through this demo, easy tasks putting on a bowtie and opening a door were major accomplishments. Octodad is a very likeable character, and you find yourself rooting for the poor guy on multiple occasions.

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I’m all about supporting indie developers, especially when the games are this fun. I’ll definitely be picking this one up when it comes out later this year.



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