Yo-Kai Watch Blasters

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6 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2018

It took three years for Yo-kai Watch Blasters to make it out of Japan, and I'm not quite sure it was worth the wait. The game looks fantastic and has an excellent localization, but the lackluster and repetitive combat hold it back from being anything more than run-of-the-mill. It's a serviceable spin-off, but with this series struggling as much as it does, it needs to deliver more than serviceable. Especially when it's on a piece of hardware that is on its way out.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps / White Dog Squad is a good RPG game that, despite its lack of depth in gameplay and simplicity in his history, keeps entertaining with its fun characters.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

The game is repetitive and the gameplay too bland. Only recommended to big fans of Yo-Kai Watch.

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4 / 10.0
Sep 13, 2018

It's a shame but Yo-Kai watch Blasters could have been a good game, but it's let down by a lack of variety in what it offers in itself and against its predecessors.

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85 / 100
Oct 3, 2018

Yo Kai Watch Blasters Red Cat/Blue Dog Corps offer a new way to experience the Yo Kai Watch series. With a new battle system that feels like a fast-paced action RPG, Blasters still delivers elements to the game that are both familiar and fresh. Having to talk to NPCs to level up and change teammates, as well as the frustrating RNG are among some of the few downsides to the game. However h, this doesn't take away from the great experience and gameplay that Yo Kai Watch Blasters has to offer. Fans of the series and newcomers will love this title.

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6 / 10
Sep 29, 2018

Yo-kai Watch Blasters is a pretty average Action RPG. Humor and co-op play with friends are its main positive aspects. Series' fans will find a couple of entertaining features, like the possibility of playing for new spirits, and all the rest can safely skip this game.

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6 / 10
Dec 27, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters on the 3DS may have taken its time to reach Europe after its original release but that doesn't mean the game does not feature a simple and accessible approach to the series, helped by its good use of the 3DS component. Regardless of that, the game's level of challenge feels very low, which is further harmed by its cumbersome tutorials and uninspired level of its tactical component.

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6 / 10
Sep 4, 2018

There is undoubtly some blasting spirit into this efficiently action oriented Yo-Kai Watch spin-off, but with such ghostly narrative, skeletal structure and overall lack of consistency, only diehard fans may be haunted by this fleshed-out multiplayer experience for long.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters never manages to shake off that minigame feel, but its core gameplay, though shallow, is fun. Don't go in expecting anything too deep (or expecting to go anywhere beyond the town of Yo-Kai Watch 2), and Blasters is an enjoyable enough way to pass the time.

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8 / 10
Sep 2, 2018

While its rinse and repeat Diablo-lite gameplay can get a little repetitive after extended play, there's no denying how much fun it is to return to the world of Yo-kai Watch. Whether playing solo or via local or online co-op, Level-5 has taken all the hallmarks of the series and made it even more accessible to newcomers and seasoned monster hunters. A fine way to see off the series on 3DS, and proof the Yo-Kai series is strong enough to tweak its formula with a spin-off and still maintain that quintessential Japanese magic.

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