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Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Complete sequel to Nintendo's hit ghost-catching game.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2017
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


Completely kid friendly game, I don't have a problem about it

Is It Any Good?

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They say the third time's the charm, and that's never been more true than it is with this sequel to Nintendo's ghost catching 3DS hit. When originally released, Yo-Kai Watch 2 was split into two titles, Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. Now comes Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, which combines the content of the previous two releases while adding a host of new Yo-Kai to befriend, exclusive quests, and even brand-new locations to explore. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the definitive release of the Yo-Kai sequel, giving newcomers the perfect chance to dive into the series, while offering plenty of extra fun for returning fans.

If you've already picked up Bony Spirits or Fleshy Souls, Psychic Specters allows you to easily transfer your saved data over to it, keeping you from having to start the adventure from scratch. The multiplayer Blasters mode has been revamped too, with new maps and bosses to take on with friends. The spirit world resort location gives players a substantial chunk of post-game content to play around with too, so that even players who have beaten the campaign still have plenty to do. And for those new to the whole Yo-Kai series, the story in Yo-Kai Watch 2 serves as a sort of soft reset, recapping key moments from the first game but not requiring you to know what's come before. In all, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters serves as the signature sequel to a spooky and fun franchise, and a great jumping-on point for rookie phantom chasers, as well.

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