Yo-Kai Watch

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Fun happy-"ghost"-lucky game helps kids deal with emotions.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 10+

Yokai watch is better than pokemon

the pokemon community are hating bro suck this pokemon yokai watch is better buy 2 and physic specters buy the new yokai watch games never play Pokemon.

This title has:

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age 6+

Not a Pokémon rip-off

It’s a pretty good game. The only thing that is actually bad about it is that similar to the anime series the game has some potty humor and some of the Yo-Kai have gross designs like Cheeksqueek having a buttocks for a face. Some Yo-Kai look devilish and “possession” is a huge story driver but the possession is nothing like what is shown in scary movies (a Yo-Kai might possess a character and make them hungry or have to take frequent bathroom breaks for example). Some people might be offended by that but it’s not really bad. And good Yo-Kai are befriended to deal with the unpleasant types that cause trouble. The game is like The Real Ghost Busters meets Pokémon with a splash of MegaTen’s recruiting methods getting a coat of MLP:FiM paint (meaning the emphasis is on friendship rather than making contracts with the spirits). I like it and I go to church and don’t really see anything truly Satanic to it. The game is Japanese after all so it’s based off of their mythology rather than actual religious beliefs that are more sinister. It’s just a shame the series never caught on.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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