Dating sim review
The questions at the very beginning of the game allows you to be bi or even trans, lets you specify whether you gave birth to her daughter or adopted her, and so on.Not a single character cares about anyone's sexual orientation, and the implied normalcy of non-straight relationships is perhaps the strongest statement the game can make on gay and trans relationships.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.Thankfully, Dream Daddy's script is quite good, alternating between light-hearted dad jokes and legitimate segments about being a single father and the difficulties that can bring.Each of the seven eligible fathers all have their own troubles, and going on the Dad Dates allows you to learn more about their own situations and difficulties, and hopefully work to assuage them.If you’ve ever been curious about the genre, this is your excuse to jump in. Bad ends, like the aforementioned assassination, exist to teach players how to engage with most dating sims.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.
The lack of CGs is disappointing, leaving all intimate moments to text boxes and black screens...
Speaking of dates, each character has three dates to go on, putting you in various situations that'll help you learn more about the Dad of your choice.
Some of the paths have simple minigames to play as well, such as match-3 type games and timing based games, but the majority of the game will be reading words, reading situations, and responding appropriately.
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.