Young Horses’ Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the kind of game that you need to play for yourself to really get the grasp of. The game has you controlling the protagonist, Octodad, as he tries his best to maneuver his way through some everyday activities, like brewing up a pot of coffee, mowing the lawn, and doing a bit of grocery shopping. All the while you need to try your best to not raise suspicions to Octodad being a large octopus dressed up as a man.
Octodad starts off introducing the player to its unique gameplay mechanics by having him prepare for the biggest day of his life: his wedding day. Moving the left stick controls Octodad’s arm while tapping the A button uses the power of his many suction cups to grab an object. Raising and lowering your arm is done by moving the right stick around. To move Octodad’s legs, you’ll need to hold the right trigger and move the right stick to move his right leg, while the left trigger and left stick help move his left leg.
As confusing as all of this sounds, Octodad moves around in an impossible-to-predict fashion as you’ll try your best to get him to do what you want, but the combination of ragdoll physics and his body being completely free to any real structure make this quite the challenging game to complete. But if you stick with it, you’ll be delighted to see Octodad wants the same thing we all want: friends, family, and to not be cooked up by a rogue chef who knows you’re secretly an octopus in a suit.