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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and Angela Hickman Newnham.

OverviewOverview

Most games design their controls to be easy and accessible. Octodad: Dadliest Catch takes a different approach. Using a combination of sticks and buttons, it creates an awkward, stomach-churning feeling of having too many limbs that you can’t directly control. Traversing the simplest of rooms and completing simple tasks like opening a cupboard become brain-achingly tricky. It’s the kind of peculiar difficulty that quickly results in a heady mix of frustration and hilarity as you blunder your way through each level, limbs failing and sending furniture flying, to the gleeful screams of others in the room.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 30/01/2014, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Narrative, Puzzle, Simulation and Stealth

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Young Horses (@YoungHorses)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. To complete the single-player story will take around 7 hours and then another 10 or so to collect everything.

CostsCosts

Octodad: Dadliest Catch usually costs £11.49 to £11.99.
 

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS Vita £11.49
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.49
Switch Store Wii U £11.99
Switch Store Switch £11.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Rated PEGI 7+ with violence. In the US it is rated EVERYONE 10+ by ESRB with cartoon violence and crude humor.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Motion control is available on PlayStation and uses one Move controller to control each leg one at a time. When you’re commanding Octodad’s arm, you simply move the controller where you want it to go, and press the Move button to latch your suckers on to nearby objects.
 
Our Octodad: Dadliest Catch Accessibility Report documents 1 accessibility feature:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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