What is a monster? What is a frog? What if your best friend was a monster? Papo & Yo is truly a remarkable adventure, puzzle platformer which may make you rethink these questions. Truth be told, Papo & Yo only caught my eye after a good friend of mine added it to his Steam Wishlist. As many of you may have done, I waited for this game to go on a 75%+ sale when it was released as Humble Indie Bundle X's beat-the-average tier. Luckily for me, rather than leaving this game to sit in my Steam Library to collect dust, I downloaded and decided to try it out.
What I discovered was one of the most captivating games I have ever played or watched. From the first scene, a black screen with white text: "'To my mother, brothers and sisters with whom I survived the monster in my father.' Vander Caballero," to the ending of the credits, this game does not disappoint - it simply gets better.
Verdict: Papo & Yo is simply an absolutely stunning game. It is symbolism at its finest and storytelling at its greatest. It is a visually gorgeous game loaded with an immense amount of creative ingenuity. In order to not reveal any spoilers, all I can say is "this game is a must-play." You know a game is good when all you can do is sit in awe, thought, and understanding through the entirety of the credits after you complete it.