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Yo-Kai Watch

Level-5, Nintendo
Nov 6, 2015 - Nintendo 3DS
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

57%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.2 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
Polygon
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
USgamer
4 / 5

Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Yo-Kai Watch has a lot of charm: in its story, characters and its titular monsters. However many critics are saying that the gameplay and mechanics themselves are not as up to scratch as Yo-Kai Watch's competition


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Critic Reviews for Yo-Kai Watch

As an RPG, Yo-Kai Watch mostly fumbles its battle system and creates a relatively passive experience. However, I adored exploring every corner of its compelling world. The low difficulty ultimately works in its favor — I was always eager to move on to the next charming character or compelling idea. Yo-Kai Watch is a "kids' game" that doesn't talk down to or sugarcoat darker themes for kids, and I appreciated not being talked down to either.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Repetitive but charming, Yo-Kai Watch is a kid's game through and through.

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A charming and well-made role-playing adventure, but despite how much it might resemble Pokémon it has nothing like the depth of Nintendo's games.

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While it's not Pokemon-killer, Yo-kai Watch delivers a delightfully simple and engaging experience that'll keep you coming back time and again.

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Yo-Kai Watch has a great sense of humor, unique combat, and collection hooks that sink in quickly

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Yo-kai Watch's charm overcomes its repetitive nature

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Yo-Kai Watch is a quirky tale with deeply strategic combat, but the way you collect its creatures leaves too much up to random chance.

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Don't let Yo-Kai Watch's kiddie appeal fool you: It might not be as deep as your average, adult-style RPG, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Level-5's gradual evolution of their "house style" has amounted to a true successor to Pokemon—one entirely free of its predecessor's 8-bit baggage.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Look for the original Yo-Kai Watch on Switch this fall

Look for the original Yo-Kai Watch on Switch this fall



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Two new Yo-Kai Watch co-op games to land on 3DS

Two new Yo-Kai Watch co-op games to land on 3DS



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