Posted February 16, 2016
It's more of a sequel really.
Leroux: I haven't played the original freeware version, but from what I've seen on YouTube, I believe Dadliest Catch is longer, has a more coherent story with more characters and places, more professional graphics, is fully animated while the freeware version only has handdrawn cartoon pictures inserted to tell the story, and while some rooms and ideas seem to be included in both versions, the missions apparantly differ quite a bit. Dadliest Catch also has two short bonus stories included (restaurant & hospital) and supports custom levels (although I don't know how that works with the GOG version, without Steam Workshop). I'd say it's not just a slightly enhanced version of the original, but a game of its own. Might be worth playing both, if you enjoy the mechanics and humor.
Klumpen0815: Thanks for the infos. Seems they remade it with a bigger budget then.
The events in the first game do not occur in the second.