'Papo & Yo' Never Loses Sight of Its Central Metaphor | 23 Aug 2012 // 6:00 PM
Papo & Yo's mixture of magical realism, poignant metaphors, and platforming challenges make it an outstanding achievement in video game storytelling.
An Inability to Empathize: Fumbling to Grok 'Papo & Yo' | 12 Nov 2012 // 10:00 PM
The mechanics and dynamics of the interactions in Papo & Yo work to foster a sort of paradoxically needy, yet toxic relationship between the boy and the monster. Everything works well together to create the artist’s singular vision of this very personal story. And it is because of all of that I feel like a complete ass when I say the game made me feel nothing at all.
Transformation and 'Papo & Yo' | 10 Oct 2012 // 11:00 PM
The blunt nature of Papo & Yo's central metaphor serves its purpose by spotlighting the more detailed and personal moments Vander Caballero and his players bring to the experience.