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The Dating Games: Episode 04: Dream Daddy

Feb. 7th 2018

The path to love is lined with Cheese Boards.

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The Dating Games

2 Seasons • 9 Episodes

Ben and Abby are on both a spiritual and physical journey to match-make the world. Can they find love in this series of Dating Simulators? Or are they both as unf*ckable as ever?

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yungnixon • 

couldn't you guys record Ben's audio on his side, then edit it so it doesn't sound like shit?

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yungnixon • 

@luckychris: Am I wrong? They could fix this by just recording it on both sides and layering the audio on top of each other.

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Scylo • 

The art in this game is nice

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@yungnixon: To be honest, it does detract from the constant audio glitching and close-mic, plosive-ridden studio vocals. Look at the bright side!

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Edited By paulunga • 

WAIT! Devilled eggs?! At Joseph's barbeque? Is there a sinister, possibly satanic subplot with the Christian family?

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Dray2k • 

Almost 3 hours! Time to watch all of it.

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MerxWorx01 • 

When do we find out the daughter has a tail and came from a planet of warrior apes?

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Nice of Ben to record this inside a snow globe.

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Ravelle • 

couldn't you guys record Ben's audio on his side, then edit it so it doesn't sound like shit?

This was most likely recorded while Ben was still recovering at home.

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pontoon_yacht • 

I wish I could pull off dressing like Dream Daddy Hugo, but the problem is I'm really more shaped like Dream Daddy Brian.

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geirr • 

This might say more about me than anything but I can't help but see a pink penis in the lava lamp in the video's thumbnail.

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deactivated-5b6c667dde711 • 

@ybbaaabby i only just noticed the thumbnail with characters from Butterfly Soup. i'm glad ya'll are ending(?) on this next week, i loved it a whole lot

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Edited By BladedEdge • 

Mhh, I expect a major backlash next week going something like. "Omg this video went long enough that when they do that game we all really want them to play they will get to the good part!" followed by "Wait, why is this not X game, *insert your own reason they must have not picked it*. Missing A-thumbnail may give away the last game weeks in advance and B-they already said they got these suggestions from someone else. (who didn't have DokiDoki in her top ten as I recall but did rate Butterfly Soap (if above post is right in calling the Feb 14 game) even higher then Dream Daddy (I think).

So, sorry people. Go watch Patrick play through Doki Doki if you want..well..the exact opposite of how Ben and Abby are handling these. No voices, speed reading, entire game played through (yes the entire game) in 3ish hours.*

*Note, that is just compare/contrast, not complaint. Some people vastly prefere the voices read out version of VN.

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Cube • 

Honestly this game isn't that great. After playing through it twice, it's just meh. There's nothing particularly conflicting in making your decisions, achieving the "good" ending is just common sense, and its attempts at depth of characters is just to throw more text on screen. Yes, it's a text-based game, but everything in this game is just so light as a feather that nothing has any impact.

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cavemancolton • 

Wasn't the point of this series to discover the larger world of dating sims other than Dream Daddy?

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Wasn't the point of this series to discover the larger world of dating sims other than Dream Daddy?

Yeah, that's what I thought too. Both Ben and Abby already played Dream Daddy, and there's already video covered of it on the site. I thought this feature was pitched as a dive into the world of visual novels, with focus on the dating theme, to see what else the genre had to offer.

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Is Meat Hell anything like the Meat Dimension? Can you get there by taking the beef bowl challenge?

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@sunspark: I'm pretty sure you go to Meat Hell if you finish the Beef Bowl Challenge inside of the Meat Dimension.

I never got my social stats high enough though, so I can't be certain.

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Please don't be DDLC next week.. pls pls pls

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@toxic antidote: I agree, kind of disappointed to go back to this one after it was already covered. Not that it's a bad game, but there's so many other visual novels/dating sims in the world

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heatDrive88 • 

oh gosh abby's italian accent is A LOT

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Edited By Assirra • 

Have we really not heard about this game enough during GoTY when Abby tried to wrestle this and Cuphead in every single category possible? I was happy never seeing the title of this thing ever again and now for some reason it is back.

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@assirra said:

Have we really not heard about this game enough

No, we have not.

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gryffinp • 

here it is

the greatest dating sim of all time.

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Edited By sharkosaur • 

I was pleasantly surprised by all the pro wrestling in this video. I don't know that it's intentional but in WWE there's currently a wrestler (Tyler Breeze) who does the whole self-absorbed selfie thing and another one (Drew Gulak) who tries to make the audience sit through Powerpoint presentations about how wrestlers need to stop jumping off things and be safer. Also The Corporate Shill character is a tried and true wrestling trope. Fun stuff!

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sammich • 

Whoa, wasn't expecting this title but I'm not against it. Neat to see them go for Hugo.

But it needs to be said... how was there no one to check Abby's accent? To the point where it morphs to an "ay-ay-ay." GB, you need some sensitivity editors.

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Brazilianrogue • 

Damn. Wish I had it in me to be more patient / accepting of the weird voices. Not gonna tell them how to do their thing, but this is the third one I had to stop 15 minutes in because prolonged exposure to the overdone character voices was too grating. A goof for a minute or two is fun, but you can't do long streams that way. Sorry guys.
Wish they would just read it straight.

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Only one of the series I haven’t liked so far. And not for any GOTY nonsense.

The accent was totally inappropriate and unnecessary and the pronunciation problems were grating (Camembert was the one that sent me over the edge).

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Edited By Blaggard • 

I tried. I really, really tried to watch this one.

I'd love to see the metrics on how many people managed to watch the whole thing.

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@bladededge: That was a very long way of saying "elsewhere on the internet there is content".

I liked the cat one more :P, not just because of cats but because things happened in it, i don't know how much of a dating game it ends up being, but all the events surrounding the people involved is interesting enough by itself.
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This feature isn't working. Had to stop 5 minutes into this one. Voices are too grating and there is nothing happening gameplay wise for me to stick around.

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@ravelle: I mean, I he could still have recorded it on his computer. Right now it sounds like it is just a recorded Skype call (or whatever) on Abby's side

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@ravelle: I mean, I he could still have recorded it on his computer. Right now it sounds like it is just a recorded Skype call (or whatever) on Abby's side

If he did he probably would have sounded the same because it was his mic that wasn't setup probably I think.

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@paulunga said:

WAIT! Devilled eggs?! At Joseph's barbeque? Is there a sinister, possibly satanic subplot with the Christian family?

I don't know about subplots, but as someone who thinks devilled eggs are gross, being the work of Satan seems about right.

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Man, this one was the worst of the bunch. And it was already a pretty low bar.

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ignore the haters

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Assirra • 

ignore the haters

Having criticism is not being a hater, get out.

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@assirra said:
@ninnyjams said:

ignore the haters

Having criticism is not being a hater, get out.

there are plenty of people hating and not criticizing, get out.

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@sammich: Sensitivity editors would be the absolute death of what makes this website fun and unique. Folks are so ready to crucify people for doing an obviously stereotypical and over the top accent. Is everything in media supposed to accurately portray a character?

Watch the Gerstmann Garfield thing... Should we also censor "death by dog cum"? There have been a few videos on this site that have been edited after the fact. One where Ryan said a bad thing during a moment of heated gameplay, the "Don't call Norm" meme is one born of something that was later censored. But caricatures of accents? Really? Should we also censor bad words because they might offend someone?

We shouldn't nerf the world because people get offended.

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Tsuchikage • 

What Hugo says about wrestling is totally accurate. I found him so charming as a result; it'd be like me meeting a girl who's secretly really into Giant Bomb.

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Given the tenor of the rest of the comments, I once again feel the need to add that I (and possibly other people) like this series a lot.

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You know, I totally wasn't into the voices for about 15 minutes but... Something clicked. I now feel compelled to try Dream Daddy after enjoying it in a way that the Quick Look never achieved. And I have to play as Bebby obviously...