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Papo & Yo
7.9 out of 10

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Overall 8
7.5

The gameplay of Papo & Yo won't grab you, but its imaginative portrayal of a young boy's struggles makes it a worthwhile and special experience.

GameSpot
18 April 2013
  • Summary: A child's imagination is a powerful thing. It can imbue the world with wonders, taking the mundane and making it magical. It can also help a child cope with real-world fears that are much too big and scary to confront otherwise.
  • Pros: Handles difficult subject matter wonderfully, Filled with magical, empowering moments
  • Cons: Puzzles are too easy to be rewarding
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 9
8.7
Replay value 9
9.0

Papo & Yo

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: A handful of times every year there are games released that broaden the gaming experience. We are always looking for these games at Family Friendly Gaming. Especially when they are games that families will enjoy. Papo & Yo is one of those games.
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Overall 6
5.5
Looks 7
7.0

Papa & Yo

ablegamers.com
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: There's been a lot of talk about the video game industry growing up lately, but in reality few games have even attempted to tackle an issue of any real weight. Papo & Yo is one of the first to explore a specific issue and it not only handles it with an understated dignity, but makes for a delightful...
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Stick Skills
23 October 2012
  • Summary: Papo & Yo was developed by Minority Media. A Steam copy was provided by the developer for reviewing purposes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Papo & Yo

Strategy Informer
22 September 2012
  • Conclusion: It's really difficult to focus on the lesser aspects of a game like Papo & Yo , one of the most inventive and interesting games in recent memory. The puzzles are consistently enjoyable, while the narrative undercutting this fantasy world is truly heartbreaking.
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Overall 9
8.5

Review: Papo & Yo

New Gamer Nation
7 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The concept for this game is drawn from creative director Vander Caballero's personal experience, and some might level an accusation of heavy-handedness – the need for the game to speak for itself, rather than be (in part) semi-autobiographical – yet in doing so, the thirteen core developers at...
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Overall 5
5.0

Papo & Yo

DarkStation
5 September 2012
  • Conclusion: Papo & Yo is a title of binary worth; not worth ignoring its issues, but still worth seeing through. While the trip it takes to reach the emotional highs of the story’s payoff is indefensibly turbulent, there’s no denying that they are indeed dizzying.
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Overall 6
6.0

Papo & Yo

D+PAD
28 August 2012
  • Conclusion: D+PAD reviewed Papo & Yo on the PlayStation 3; game provided by TriplePoint PR.
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Overall 8
8.0

Papo & Yo (PS3)

EL33TONLINE
24 August 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s difficult to discuss Papo & Yo without talking about the game’s creator, Vander Caballero. He grew up with an alcoholic father who was abusive to Caballero and his siblings. His only escape was playing with toys and games to take his focus off of the painful reality that he had to endure.
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Overall 9
8.5

Papo & Yo

Destructoid
24 August 2012
  • Summary: Imagination is a remarkable thing, especially when wielded by a child. It can make a house sprout wings, bring a toy to life, and turn mundane objects into mystical things. As children, our imagination is where we went to feel empowered; any child can develop magical powers or become an...
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