Whos Your Daddy
|a game by||Evil Tortilla Games|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Simulator Games|
Who’s Your Daddy could easily be given the title of the game that sparked a thousand let’s plays. Tapping into the mid 2010’s hunger for short-burst, comedic games, Who’s Your Daddy has a cooperative experience like no other. One player is tasked with being a responsible parent that must maintain the safety of their child (the other player). Their partner on the other hand must hurt themselves by any means necessary. Dark, silly and laugh out loud, hilarious, Who’s Your Daddy remains a classic to this day.
WIth the same spirit as games like Goat Simulator, Gang Beasts and Human Fall Flat, Who’s Your Daddy combines intentionally bad graphics, slapstick and cooperative gameplay to create a wacky and wild ride that pits players against each other in short burst rounds.
The concept is simple, one player takes control of the parent (the Daddy) and the other as a baby. The baby’s mission is to die by any means necessary, and the father’s goal is the opposite: to keep the baby alive by any means necessary. This conflict in motivation means players will scramble across the game worlds doing their best to outwit one another, which is all made even funnier by the game’s odd-ball visual style.
The baby can be harmed through many different ways. Certain objects in each level will do harm, but some methods are more effective than others. Babies can reach for bleach or other harmful chemicals, or even try to crawl their way into an oven in order to cook themselves. These efforts are often easily thwarted by the parent, so players must outsmart one another in order to achieve their goals.
The balance in gameplay is maintained thanks to the different characters’ difference in height. The player controlling the baby has much easier access to dangerous items on the floor, but this is matched by the parent’s ability to traverse levels much faster and have access to higher points of interest.
Sadly, the balance isn’t always maintained. It is much easier to win as the baby, and achieving success as the parent can be incredibly difficult. Parenting can be made easier when the player discovers cabinet locks and other ways of stopping the baby from hurting itself, but these only really become known to the player after several rounds, which can impede on the immediate fun to be had.
Even those without parenting experience will begin to appreciate the delicate nature of child rearing after playing this game. It might be a fun romp with friends for a few hours, but Who’s Your Daddy does lose its charm fairly quickly. Perfect for parties or just a quick game every now and again, this game fits nicely into a playlist of games that you can pick and choose from.
- Dark and silly concept with simple gameplay loop
- Easy to jump into short rounds
- Doesn’t take itself too seriously for some serious fun
- Game favours player in control of the baby
- Graphics are poor, even if intentional
- Not much replay value after a few hours
Download Whos Your Daddy
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
How the heck does someone even come up with a premise like Who's Your Daddy? This is a game that was huge on YouTube for a short period of time, the thing is this game is hilarious. It is not the kind of game that is going to win any awards or anything like that, but it is a ton of fun and something that is going to get a lot of laughs when you are playing with someone that you know.
The Parent Trap
The premise of this game is one that is odd. One player is the daddy who loves his kid and wants to make sure that he is safe and sound. The other player plays as the baby and the baby wants to take his own life! That is some pretty dark stuff there I know and as a parent myself I was a little unsure if I could get into Who's Your Daddy? However, it is done in such an over the top, almost slapstick style of way that it is impossible not to laugh. So even if you are a parent, you do not have to worry about being too offended by this.
When you are playing as The Daddy, you need to stay on your toes and keep the baby safe. You can protect the baby by making sure the power outlets are covered, the cabinets are locked, and that the pills are not left laying around. Who's Your Daddy? Also has some special abilities that you can get if your special meter fills. This fills by doing household chores and when it is filled you can use special abilities that can do things like let you see through walls and also make sure self-invisible.
Playing as The Baby is a completely different ball game as you want to die! The baby controls much more franticly than the dad does. Your goal here is to do things like putting a fork in the power socket, drown in the bathtub and drink whatever kind of nasty household stuff you can find. You are just supposed to go all balls to the wall when playing as the baby in your quest to die!
Fun With Friends
I will admit that there is not a great deal of substance to Who's Your Daddy? However, I do feel that is by design. The real fun with playing this game is when you are playing with someone you know and you guys are both miked up. This is hilarious and you guys will be laughing the whole time. I jumped on to play this just last night (as I write this review) and I did find that the community is not what it once was and I had a hard time getting into a game. So, if you do want to get into this, I would highly recommend that you get a buddy to play with.
On paper, I will admit that Who's Your Daddy? Is the kind of game that just sounds flat out dumb. Well, it is dumb, but it is also a great deal of fun. It is a premise that is super dark and I say that as a parent myself, but the game has an almost Looney Tunes vibe to the violence as it is so over the top. The game may be lacking in substance, but if you are looking for something wild, fun, and dumb to play with a friend you cannot go wrong with this.
- This game is freaking nuts
- Each character feels very different to play as
- Playing with a friend you know is a great time
- The game is very easy to get into
- It can be more strategic than you would think
- Even though it is very slapstick, the premise may be too dark for some
- It can be hard to find a game online these days