Octodad’s fun well within reach

HAVE you ever worn your school uniform on a mufti day, ordered chicken when everyone else ordered fish or taken to flared jeans when straight legs are in?

Then Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the game for you.

Thanks to its main protagonist - an octopus masquerading as a suburban dad - the sequel to a 2010 freeware release is for those misfits who feel like they don't fit into mainstream society.

Mostly, Dadliest Catch is a deceptively hard, mildly addictive exercise in chaos control. Gamers are tasked with doing mundane things but, boy, are easy things hard to do when you've got tentacles.

Thanks to a control system that requires constant multi-tasking, simple things like making a cup of coffee, mowing the lawn, chopping wood or shopping for cereal can be mayhem.

That's exactly where the genius of Octodad lies: causing chaos in everyday situations. Be warned, though: do enough bad things like that and you'll earn purple splotches. Octodad provides a fun, silly and surprisingly touching experience. Perhaps having tentacles for arms and legs isn't that bad after all.

Platform: PlayStation 4Rating: PG



Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

This year's theme was Because of Her, We Can

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone will receive 10 new recruits to bolster numbers.

Opting out of online health records

Opting out of online health records

Tips for the elderly and those who aren't tech-savvy.

Local Partners