Friday, 25 February 2011
Posted by Jon Stone
Really digging these shorter games at the moment – just the thing for when you're too busy for interactive pseudo-epic dark fantasy novels with polygons. Octodad takes about 20 minutes to complete and sees you playing an octopus trying to pass himself off as a suburban family man. The player controls each limb independently, trying to make him walk, tidy, wash up, run obstacle courses etc without looking too rubbery. The humour is pitched perfectly, as wife and children raise suspicious eyebrows and a maniacal sushi chef attempts to flush you out of hiding. The final challenge? Climb a stepladder.