Dirk Dashing is a cute platformer with funny story. The game is made to be accessible to kids which is one of the reasons I let mine play it. The graphics and sounds are 'cute' and the choice of weapons are knockout gas grenades and tranquilizer darts. It plays up the campy secret agent style in a way that very funny. (Note Dirk's authentication code when he calls HQ.)
The game play is very much like any platformer. You can play just to get through a level, but there are bonuses for not taking any damage, for being stealthy, for fining every item on a level (and some things are well hidden) as well as hard to find extra levels that I think can help you get a better ending. Don't let the cute looks fool you. It is a serious platformer.
The only problem I had with the game is that the keyboard controls are not as nice/responsive as I've seen in other games. Just a number of little things, like if you want to jump to the left off a latter, you have to jump first and then press left otherwise the left doesn't register and you just jump straight up. I don't have a game controller, so I don't know if it has similar problems or not.
Oh my god! This game is terrible. The controls are some of the worst I have ever experienced! Why does there need to be a lock-on feature? Why can't I just strafe left and right? Why don't any of the combos register? This game is borderline unplayable.
The game is fun loving, cute and to some degree, exciting. The puzzles get better as they go along, however they never reached a point for me where I was flabbergasted on what to do next.
This however is different when/if players wish to go for the "Dev Time". At times these feel like utter cheats as I, the player wasn't even able to imitate the ghost dev when racing against him - e.g. Dev jumped over wall I wasn't able to.
Despite that, the 100 levels does give you plenty of options and although some more mechanics would have been nice, I think the ones which were given were used quite well. The 100th level is the only level where you "fight" something legitimately and while it was interesting, some more of it would have been nice (if you make the cut scene skippable).
All in all, Offspring Fling is a fun game for a couple of hours and a lot more if you wish to challenge yourself to the speed run "gold" and "dev" times.
Unrivaled gameplay, it's just that simple. The sheer scale of the conflicts in the game with this mod on is titanic! I'd recommend this mod for those that revel in epic sized skirmishes, though, to be honest, this isn't for ones that enjoy small and precise skirmishes (mods like; Corncobman's Fun Mod, DowPro, etc.) would be examples of said skirmishes.
All in all, it's a must have for fans of big explosions, Titans, and ungodly warzones >;D