game language: English
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Yo-kai 2: Psychic Specters is a third version of second entry in jRPG series created by Level-5 studio (Ni no Kuni, Rogue Galaxy) that was established in 2013. The franchise quickly became popular and received an anime series adaptation, movies and various merchandises. The second part reached the West in 2014 in two editions, with slightly different plot and unique monsters: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. Psychic Specters is a definitive version of the Yo-kai Watch 2, offering more Yo-kai, exclusive quests and some other additions.
Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters for 3DS continues the story of the first game, while also adjusting it to the plot of anime series. Players again choose between Nathan and Kate, who they met during their adventure with first Yo-kai Watch. The game starts when a mysterious Yo-kai (a term from Japanese mythology used to describe various supernatural beings) erases memories of main hero or heroine, as well as those of their friendly spirits. It doesn’t take long for a protagonist to quickly get back a special watch that allows communication with those beings and decide to find the culprit.
The story of Yo-kai Watch 2 takes place in a town of Springdale, which can be explored freely to search for Yo-kai hiding in various places. Psychic Specters includes all locations from previous editions and adds a completely new one, which can be accessed by special train. The game focuses on solving problem of other characters, most of the time caused by hostile Yo-kai that must be faced in turn-based battles. Winning gives players an opportunity to befriend the defeated spirit, which allows them to use its abilities.
Unlike two previous editions, Psychic Specters allows player to choose one of two paths to follow. Both offer slightly different story and Yo-kai to catch, and it should be noted that the game introduces members of the Wicked Tribe, not available in Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. There are also plotlines that weren’t present in those editions, not to mention exclusive quests.
One of the novelties featured in Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters for 3DS is an enhanced cooperation mode named Oni Blasters Mode, with support of up to four players and new bosses to defeat. Players can also face each other through local wireless network.
Technical side of Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters isn’t that different from previous iterations of second game. The title offers colorful and lively visuals, accompanied by joyful soundtrack.
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.