OXCGN’s Papo Y Yo PSN Review: The Monster Within


"Papo Y Yo is an aspirational video game.

It aspires to things that few games have been able to realize well: an overtly personal story, thoughtful treatment of troubling topics, cathartic release.

By and large, it achieves all such goals, a truly impressive feat. But its achievements vie for your attention with the consequences of low production values."

gaminoz4316d ago

I had no idea the game dealt with such mature themes. Great concept.

BadCircuit4316d ago

I still think PSN and XBLA titles need more marketing by Sony and MS.

This looks very interesting

Eske4316d ago

Papo & Yo's a weird, paradoxical situation. I'd love to see how great it could be with a bigger budget, but I'm sure that a bigger investment in the game would cause the ambitious emotional side of it to be watered-down.

I suspect I'd prefer it as is. Really interesting game.

BootHammer4315d ago

The fact it's based off the the creator's own troubled upbringing makes it truly unique and personal. Will certainly check this out!


How Papo & Yo Helped Me Deal With My Childhood & Grow

PSLS: "Five years ago indie studio Minority Media released Papo & Yo on the PlayStation Store. The 3D puzzle-platformer features contrasting settings of a fantasy world where monsters exist and the broken down favelas of Brazil. As the player continues solving block puzzles and attempting to keep their friendly beast of a partner away from the frogs that enrage him, they start to learn that this isn’t a story of fantasy, but of a young boy trying to find an escape from an alcoholic and abusive father."

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jukins2495d ago

This game and it's meaning are very deep. If you know the developers story and depending on your own childhood playing this game can be a healing or scar opening experience.

The_Sage2495d ago

It's great that this excellent game helped you grow. I never had to deal with the things this game portrays in my home, but one a dead on analogy for one of my friends and his Dad. It was scary when he'd come home drunk at 1 or so in the morning. The guy I talked to at dinner with the nice smile and kind eyes was gone replaced by a beast of a man who was willing to scream at and hit his family for apparently no reason.

Fist4achin2495d ago

I find it odd that videogames as a medium are so disregarded as an art form/medium that can convey powerful messages. I almost feel like movies lately have lost that touch because they are just being churned out to be churned out. Meanwhile, there seems to be more videogames that have made made me go through a broad range of emotions and sometimes connect with in game characters on a more personal level. I also love how music and sounds in videogames has come so far to become very effective for setting moods and eliciting feelings as well.


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FullmetalRoyale3042d ago

Damn! Forgot what I was going to say! 😏