game language: English
game release date for 3DS:
Yo-kai Watch 3 is a jRPG. Like the previous parts of the series, it focuses on duels, in which the main character uses small creatures called Yo-kai to aid him. The first installment of the franchise debuted in 2013 and became a great hit in Japan, which resulted in the appearance of an animated series, films and a whole host of gadgets with the main characters. Yo-kai Watch 3 was developed by Level-5, a studio founded in 1998. Developers have in their portfolio such positions as Ni no Kuni, White Knight Chronicles or Rogue Galaxy.
Just like the games from the Pokemon series, the discussed game is available in two versions in the Land of the Rising Sun - the following one Tempura i Sushi. They differ in the type of Yo-kai available in the game, as well as in the small details of the story. In the West, they have been merged into one, simply entitled Yo-kai Watch 3.
Action of Yo-kai Watch 3 takes place in the town of St. Peanutsburg, located somewhere in the United States. The main character - Keita - moves there together with his parents from Sakura Town, but to his surprise both locations are not so different. It turns out that Yo-kai can also be found here, but just like in his hometown, nobody other than him is able to see them. This extraordinary skill is provided to the protagonist by a special watch, which he once received as a gift.
In the course of the game, we use the aforementioned watch, making friends with other Yo-kai and helping people in the city. Sometimes it requires battling other creatures. If we emerge victoriously from the duel, we have a chance to integrate the opponent into our team. The plot sporadically moves to other locations where we take control of the second main character of the game - Inaho Misora.
Combat plays an important role here, and in addition, the creators implemented it in an interesting way. Two three-person Yo-kai teams face each other on the battlefield and perform their attacks in a turn-based systems. When it's our turn, we draw special characters on the bottom screen of the console, which enables us to attack. Touch controls are also used during the exploration of the world - some activities, such as fishing, require the player to pass a specially designed mini-game.
Visuals of Yo-kai Watch 3 has been significantly improved compared to previous installment. The world and models were made with the use of cel-shading technique.
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.