Dream Daddy PC diversion review: Great art can’t save this happy father dating sim

Dream Daddy

Dream Daddy is a new visible novel to strike Steam that focuses on a story of a father who moves residence with his teenage daughter called Amanda. After fast a flitting of her mother, it’s time to locate a Dream Daddy.

Visual novels sojourn to be a renouned shun for those who suffer interactive stories. They are effectively a outcome of fusing together gameplay with an e-book. Dream Daddy is another one of these games, yet instead of focusing on something some-more fantastical or sci-fi, it’s a rather loose story of a happy (or bi) father attempting to find a partner after traffic with a genocide of a mom (or adopted father) of his daughter.

As we might have already resolved usually looking during a name, it’s radically a happy father dating simulator, and it’s a flattering good take on a idea.

Dads unite

The initial thing you’ll immediately notice from a get go is a art style. It’s fantastic. Everything from a menu shade to a origination tool, scenes to a characters themselves, a developers did a stellar pursuit with a visuals. Everything is kept simple, that focuses all courtesy on a story and characters now on screen. As a visible novel (VN), this is impossibly critical and is something we found lacking in other VNs whereby we found yourself dreaming by a user interface or other elements that cluttered a screen.

After formulating a new game, you’re taken to a sense creator where we can build a categorical protagonist. In my initial playthrough, we opted for a Johnny Bravo look, interjection to a character’s default era reminding me of a muscle-touting Cartoon Network God. After completing this step and starting a categorical storyline, we’re introduced to Amanda, a daughter. Amanda gets a lot of shade time, generally given that this is meant to be a father dating simulator, yet Amanda gives us a lot of insights into a categorical character, finish with good art and writing.

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And that’s reflected via a VN, where any sense has their possess singular celebrity and behind story, heading to a some-more immersive world.

Each intensity date looks, sounds, and behaves totally differently. Throw in some humorous dialog, nods to other games, informative references, and you’ll find yourself on an interesting ride. Be warned, though, if we don’t suffer puns (or father humor) afterwards we might grow sleepy of this game.

Once you’ve started, all acts flattering most as a customary VN. You click to swell by dialog, make some choices, play by some mini-games and eventually settle down with one of a intensity mates.

One censure we do have with a art sense is a demeanour of a categorical character. I’m not certain if this is given they’re utilizing a sense origination system, yet a art work looks rather prosaic compared to other characters. You unequivocally do demeanour out of place when others are in view, that is a shame.

My God, it’s full of dads

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The diversion itself has a bizarre aura surrounding it. Immediately, you’re supposing a sense that this is simply a lightsome proceed to revelation a story that celebrates LGBT honour and a community. But during points, it could be noticed as a small condescending. Sure, a Dad puns are good and all yet take a sense creator, for example, it’s a small diseased and has singular options that roughly feel bolted on though most thought.

While we applauded a essay for Amanda’s discourse and other characters you’ll accommodate as a story progresses, for a VN altogether it’s flattering weak. This isn’t helped by a fact you’ll need to play by a diversion mixed times for a opposite endings that can be achieved. In total, there is a sum of 7 dads we can select from to date. To see all a diversion has to offer, you’ll have to play by what is eventually an unsatisfying story mixed times.

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Puns. Puns are everywhere!

Another problem we found with a diversion is a options shade or, well, miss thereof. There’s a menu entrance to perspective a options window, yet given there are usually dual options to configure, it’s roughly purposeless including it. Music and streaming options are included, yet we would have favourite to see other options for content speed, automobile progress, etc. These are already found in many other VNs, so we feel like it’s a rather bizarre omission.

Without spoiling things, as course is made, it also becomes apparent that your choices don’t unequivocally have consequences. Sure, there are bad endings out there, and we can disaster it adult with your selected dad, yet when mixed choice windows appear, it’s formidable to see how these make an impact on a story aside from altering a few numbers in a backend.

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Forget a father jokes

The doubt is: should we buy Dream Daddy? It’s a formidable doubt to answer. The art is fantastic, no complaints there (aside from a categorical character). The story is common during best yet is helped by carrying some plain characters.

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The choices, sadly, don’t feel really impactful, that is another disastrous for a VN, yet a series of endings and different options of dads accessible to date do make a important difference.



At $14.99, it’s a tough sell. I’d contend reason off for a sale, yet if we adore VNs and are in a marketplace for such a dating simulator, it might be value picking up.

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