Octodad is a game that needs to not be taken seriously despite the fact it almost feels like Pewdie Bait. What is Pewdie bait, you may ask; it’s a term coined by YouTuber TotalBiscuit to describe games that appear to have been created with a high hope of it being played by popular YouTube channels due to its wacky antics. Octodad has that air about it.
The controls are, predictably, quite hilarious. It’s near impossible to describe controls like this via the medium of text, but have you ever tried playing an FPS game with your usual control scheme flipped? That’s pretty much the entire game of Octodad. Sure, you may partially adapt to it over time, but there will still be many times when you somehow forget how to legs.