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Description

Papo & Yo is a unique puzzle-platforming game with a very personal story. In the game, the player character is the young boy Quico. His best friend is a huge and dangerous monster which has a terrible addiction to poisonous frogs. Frogs, that turn the monster violent and angry, whenever it consumes one. Joining Quico on his journey are Lula, his trusty doll, and the mysterious girl Alejandra.

The game is set in a very surreal world modelled after the suburbs of an ordinary South American city. The city morphs and shifts, sometimes on the player's command, to create or solve puzzles and make new areas accessible. The player character is unarmed and all interaction is done by manipulating the environment through levers, simple (but surreal) contraptions or by guiding the monster with fruits.

The game is an allegory for the teenage years of its creator and what he had to endure under his alcoholic father. Many of the themes in the game are standing for real life struggles and occasionally the veil shifts and the game uses accurate graphics to depict what had happened instead of the surreal visuals it usually uses.

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Papo & Yo Windows Goofing around
Papo & Yo Windows A hint box
Papo & Yo Windows Saved by Lula
Papo & Yo Windows That fruit can lure the monster

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de PlayStation 3 Aug 21, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Destructoid PlayStation 3 Aug 24, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Nexus PlayStation 3 Sep 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
PlayStation Lifestyle PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 26, 2013 83 out of 100 83
Games TM PlayStation 3 Sep 27, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Giant Bomb PlayStation 3 Aug 17, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Riot Pixels Windows Jul 04, 2013 35 out of 100 35
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Windows Apr 18, 2013 Unscored Unscored

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