Octodad: Dadliest Catch Swimming Toward Vita Handhelds
Some fathers are doting and kind. Some embarrass us on family trips. And others still are yellow sea creatures posing as humans. Wait, that doesn't sound right. How could an octopus or any similar being ever pass as a human father? The truth is, it couldn't - especially when it's as cartoony as Octodad. The situation is ludicrous enough on its own, but that's what makes Octodad: Dadliest Catch such a hilarious and wild ride. And now it's headed for a PlayStation Vita near you! Nobody suspects a thing...except for Vita owners, anyway.
The game is headed for a $14.99 release next week on the little handheld that could, and if you haven't had a chance to try it out, this is quite frankly one of the best times to give it a look. It's completely unlike any other game you've played before, for one. You move Octodad's top and bottom set of tentacles independently of another, and there's a rhythm to get down that's hard to hammer out at first, but once you drag one tentacle out in front of the other and shamble through a church for your wedding to your gorgeous human wife, the absurdity of each situation kicks in and you're left laughing yourself into a tizzy.
In another area, Octodad haphazardly drags a lawnmower back and forth through sparse greenery in the backyard as his children look on. A trip to the supermarket goes from innocuous to a deadly scavenger hunt, complete with sushi chef trying to make Octodad into one special meal. Even the simple act of bringing your daughter a cup of chocolate milk is hilariously awkward.
If you're just now hopping aboard the Octodad train, catch it as it pulls into the station next week and report back with your findings. I'm sure it'll be unanimously awesome, but better confirm in the comments below to be sure.