Posted 5:17pm on Sun 21 April 2013
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I’ve been playing Papo & Yo on the PC, a 3d adventure platformer. It’s a charming little game whose looks are a little dated but it really doesn't matter as the visuals are overshadowed by it’s a nice pace (from the usual games I play), it’s charm and the characters!
Lula, the little yellow robot helps you throughout the game, latching itself to your back allowing you to jump across large distances by virtue of a little rocket boost from it’s little yellow boots. And we have here Monster, the big dopey, fruit loving guy you see up there. If he’s asleep you can jump on his stomach to get to higher places you couldn't otherwise, or you can feed him fruit. His seemingly loving nature can quickly change depending what you feed him.
There’s footballs (and frogs at times) dotted around the environment and you kick them about (not the frogs ) and if Monster is awake, and plodding about after fruit then I suggest kicking the ball at him, he'll pick it up and expect you to catch it, chuckling as you do.
I don't know what it is about this game I like so much but it’s really refreshing to play, at first it seems to be a rather calm adventure created by the Quicos’ (the little boy) imagination, being able to reassemble the environment to progress further. Behind this curtain of a calm exterior is a darker story to be unravelled.
It’s a nice take on bullying but I've not read into anything else that reveals the story behind Quico but it’s quickly becoming clear what’s going on.
I'm really wanting to do some fanart of this when I get some time from work. It’s really interesting, man. Check it out if you can. Steam are having a bit of a sale on it
Anybody else playing it?
Posted 7:22pm on Sun 21 April 2013
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I remember when this came out, and reading the mechanic behind Monster. It is pretty obvious what this is allegorising, and I wanted to love the game. However, the demo did so little for me, and actually frustrated me somewhat. Which is a shame. Hopefully it goes on sale at some point, or even gets onto PS+.
Posted 7:31pm on Sun 21 April 2013
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I enjoyed the demo but didn't find it too taxing - agree with CheekyLee, it will need to go into sale or pop up on PS+ before I invest any time into it.