What Dream Daddy has to offer is pretty good, but ultimately it feels just a bit unfinished.
It feels like this visual novel could have used a bit more time in the oven, fleshing out events and backstories, and providing proper epilogues for the Dads.
For all Dream Daddy does well though, it's really the things the title doesn't do at all that stands out as its weakest points.
First and foremost, despite the good writing, most of the game's character plots start and stop abruptly.
Dream Daddy has an interesting premise, but did Game Grumps make a good dating simulator?
Having just moved across town to a cul-de-sac, a dad (that's you) and his teenage daughter must work to make some new friends.
Well mainly you have to make new friends, your daughter has a healthy social life already.
Luckily for the socially inept main character, many of the cul-de-sacs residents are fellow fathers, and are more than willing to make a new Dad friend...
Since dramatic romances are often the main focus of these games and are necessary to lead the stories along their branching paths, you are expected to fulfill your obligation as a good sport and at least attempt to fall in love.and those friendships can always bud into romances.Dream Daddy gives you a choice of seven fetching fathers to attempt to romance, and uses the hit social media site Dadbook to track your budding Dad friendships.The setting of Dream Daddy, with dads dating other dads, is a refreshing change a pace from most visual novels, and I'm thankful that the dialogue is well-written and tasteful.I had initial fears that there may be some accidental tactless jokes or an awkward handling of non-straight relationships in the game, but I've seen no such thing in this game.Dating simulation games like Hatoful Boyfriend most often take the form of visual novels, interactive text adventures with images and animations accompanying the branching story.You won't be selecting every dialogue choice during your character's involvement with the game’s world, but you will be occasionally prompted to guide your hero or heroine along different paths, and depending on your prior actions these could result in good or ill.Many Western players new to the genre miss out on that fundamental aspect of the experience, writing dating sims off as shallow and basic after dipping their toes in.We’re going to offering some hints at how to get the most out of all manner of dating sims, along with some places to start.It's relatively easy to know whether or not you picked the correct answers due to visual cues like hearts and eggplants, as well as a Dad date grade at the end of each date, with A and S ranks mostly ensuring the good ending for that character.Since Dream Daddy is a visual novel at heart, a lot of the game relies on its writing to carry players through.