Yo-Kai Watch 3

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8 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

The pursuit of Nathan's adventures in the USA could have been a simple pretext to explore this new world haunted by undiscovered Yo-kai, through a humorous, if not satiric tone about cultural specificities. But Level-5 generously went further by improving the tactical side of the combat system, more dynamic as a whole, while expanding the activities considerably, and above all, by telling a parallel story from an investigative point of view, so these two destinies make an even more moving fable once united. Beyond its usual youthful collection spirit, Yo-kai Watch 3 thus encourages to widen contacts and befriend other people, an astoundingly vivacious, yet admirable humanistic mission for a series inspired by traditional japanese ghosts.

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9 / 10
Dec 5, 2018

With Yo-Kai Watch 4 in development for Nintendo Switch, the series is now bidding farewell to the platform it first called home. Thankfully, it's doing so with the best version the franchise has offered yet in Yo-Kai Watch 3, throwing in every extra monster and mode into the one portable package. With a more nuanced battle system, larger sandboxes to explore, even more Yo-Kai to battle and add to your Medallium, this two-and-a-half-year-old game is a fresh as the day it first launched in Japan, and has given western 3DS owners one of console's best RPGs in the twilight of its years.

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Everyeye.it
Gabriele Laurino

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8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 remains a convincing expression of a hybrid between JRPG, strategic and adventure: a childish vision, frizzed and colored by a rather obscure aspect of Japanese folklore, reinvented with the visionary inspiration of the artists of Level-5.

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Spaziogames
DottorKillex

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8.1 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

A good game design and lots of contents bring to us the best Yo-kai Watch game so far, even if there some things still to update.

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8 / 10
Jan 24, 2019

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is a fantastic last hurrah for the series on the 3DS platform, which is also an ideal jumping in point for new players. Although it's very much in the vein of a Pokémon-styled adventure, it's a franchise with its own interesting quirks. The battling system, which has been much improved here, offers something different, with its fast-paced special-attack mini-games and new Tactics Medal Board. On top of this, the universe of Yo-Kai Watch is very imaginative and vibrant in its own way. The concept of these creatures, influenced and based on Yōkai, is very interesting and with 600 Yo-kai in this version, that sense of discovery is palpable and ever-present. Although on a mechanical level, Yo-kai Watch 3 isn't as polished as a Pokémon title, it makes up for this in droves with its flexibility, not to mention its sense of charm and adventure. Great fun.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Mind you, this is nothing you can't overcome with the right state of mind. The hours really fly by, and even after completion, I couldn't stop playing pieces where possible. For newcomers and veterans alike, this third installment has a little something for everyone.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 3, 2019

Yo-kai Watch 3 is an enjoyable time, and though targeted at a younger audience, there’s plenty to like for RPGamers of all ages.

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9.2 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is by far the best game in the series. This is mostly thanks to the enhancements the developer made to mechanics and animations.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is a very well made RPG and Adventure mixture, that scores with funny characters, lots of content and a good polished Gameplay, but has his little fights with the combat system, which is kind of hectic and sometimes a bit confusing. Fans of the Genre or Pokèmon-lovers indefinetly should give this game a try and take it with them at their next shopping run.

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