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.
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Papo & Yo is a very bizarre, but often thought-provoking, experience. It may frustrate some people with its themes or gameplay elements and it’s not a particularly lengthy game, but everything here is intelligently designed and has a significant purpose.
Excerpt: Rather than thrill or amaze you, Papo y Yo quietly canters into living rooms with the express intent to touch you, delivering a personal tale about a boy and his abusive father wrapped in the guise of an indie puzzle platformer.
Excerpt: Game developer Vander Caballero did not have the happiest of childhoods. His new game, Papo & Yo , quite transparently analyzes the relationship its creator shared with his alcoholic, abusive father. A giant pink creature named Monster fills in for Caballero’s father.