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Papo & Yo

Reviews

Thursday, August 23 2012

'Papo & Yo' Never Loses Sight of Its Central Metaphor

Papo & Yo's mixture of magical realism, poignant metaphors, and platforming challenges make it an outstanding achievement in video game storytelling.


Blogs

Monday, November 12 2012

An Inability to Empathize: Fumbling to Grok 'Papo & Yo'

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.


Wednesday, October 10 2012

Transformation and 'Papo & Yo'

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.


Wednesday, September 19 2012

Kids, Monsters, and Metaphors

Papo & Yo demonstrates that a kid's story in a video game doesn't need to be childish.


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