Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters
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The introduction of online mode should please fans of multiplayer, and the translation into Russian made the game really accessible for many gamers, but...
Review in Russian | Read full review
With the exclusive content from Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls and all new content, Yokai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the definitive release and best jumping point into the wacky JRPG series.
Whilst the game is densely packed with a ton of stuff to do, I still believe most of it is much too easy or repetitive – resulting in it feeling mostly like constant fetch quests.
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the best game of the series outside of Japan. It's good to know that its contents are enjoyable either by beginners who start their adventure or by those who played hundreds of hours in past versions and seek challenges that fit their skills. Having said that, the game could be sold as an expansion instead of a full priced game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Yo-Kai Watch continues to be a delightful mix of morality stories for children, nostalgia for what it's like to be a child in suburban Japan, humour and monster collecting. The series may well never hit the same notes of mainstream popularity as Pokemon, but the fact that Pokemon has got a very genuine competitor in this particular genre, finally, is hopefully a sign that will push both franchises forward into the future.
Ignore the obvious Pokémon comparisons, and you'll find that Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is a charming RPG that manages to take a familiar idea and easily reinterpret it into something fresh and youthful. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the sum total of that experience, a reset on a pair of established games that adds even more to its distinct formula of crossing through to the other side. All aboard the Hex Express for this one.
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the definitive adventure between the three games, then. But, that’s to be expected. It isn’t without its shortcomings, but for those that are yet to return to Springdale, it’s the perfect place to start. Quirky and packed with charm, it’s the best Yo-kai game to hit Nintendo 3DS.
Yo-Kai differs in a number of ways that makes the experience a bit more drab. There isn't much strategy when it comes to battling, and I wish encountering and befriending Yo-Kai were a little more intuitive. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Spectres is a solid title that overall was a pretty fun experience, but it does have its flaws.
While the original game was launched in two different editions just a few months ago, Level-5 and Nintendo chose to release yet another version of the same game with just a few interesting additions. The software house could have released those new contents via DLC instead of launching a whole, full-priced package. If you already experienced the original game, the new addition are not worth the current price, but if you never tried the Yo-Kai Watch 2 adventure you should pick this new version to experience the "definitive edition" of the handheld RPG.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the ultimate version of Yo-kai Watch 2. Despite the fact that the 3DS will still get new opus from the license, this one is probably the most complete released in Europe. The players who already have Fleshy Souls or Bony Spirits will only have a few novelties. As qualitative as these novelties can be, this can make people hesitate to buy the game at a high price, especially since the arrival of version 2.0. On the other hand, those who have not purchased the game since its release last spring can buy it without hesitation.
Review in French | Read full review