The screen blinked, tinny chiptunes began playing, and I found myself in a Pokémon-esque minigame. Destroy the other dad’s HP by bragging about how freaking awesome my daughter is. Your character’s relationship with his daughter, Amanda, is the beating heart of the game.
Powerful items included her childhood drawings, and her super effective good grades. As a senior in high school, Amanda is going through a lot: college applications, friendship struggles, the quest for her own independence.
In the end, most of the success or failure of each date will come down to picking the best dialogue responses.
In this case, that extreme is a dating sim where you can play a dad who dates other dads.
And the most surprising thing about it is that it isn’t a joke at all.
) gruff stranger, you’ll find a man who hits the spot for you. The game could easily have had nothing more to say than “The internet thinks dads dating dads is hot, and that’s hilarious.” Instead what developer (and popular You Tube channel) Game Grumps delivered is a game that actually fleshes out its characters, treats their problems with respect isn’t just the same “fuck me, Daddy,” joke over and over.
It’s a genuinely competent dating sim geared to welcome a queer audience.
I cackled with laughter, such as when I attended a Christian youth dance with youth minister Joseph, and saw that a kid had hung up a banner that read “JESUS IS CUMING.” The resulting attempts to fix the banner are too hilarious to spoil.
How you handle it, of course, will contribute to the success — or failure — of the date you’re on.
is capable of setting the comedy aside to give these emotional moments some breathing room.
A confrontation between goth dad Damien and his rebellious son Lucien saw Damien reminding Lucien that if he needed to speak to a therapist, it was always an option.
The writers chose to gently lampoon dad culture, instead of making the existence of gay dads the butt of the joke.