Parents' Guide to

Yo-Kai Watch 3

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Improved Yo-Kai Watch tale is the biggest and best yet.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2019
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

yee hay

hello again Yo kai watch 3 is a very great game with ease of play and good times for all but my ONLY warning the game uses the word hellish but if you are fine with swearing its a great game overall and you can get over powered "yo kai" by playing busters T where weaker players can get powerful yo kai from the start! and its a great game and is not one to miss! also there is discolored blood (witch is green) but over all its good!

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3):

One of the great things about these adventure games are that, while they’ve always got a sense of familiarity to them, they’re also never afraid to reinvent themselves in fun new ways. With Yo-Kai Watch 3, the series gets some of the biggest changes yet, combining all the things that worked before with complete overhauls of things that didn’t. This is just the shot of ectoplasmic adrenaline Yo-Kai Watch needed to keep from feeling stale. The result is a game that is the biggest and best to date, and a near perfect title for both longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise.

The most obvious change in Yo-Kai Watch 3 is in its battle system. In prior games, players simply spun a disc around to change the lineup facing the enemies at any given time. Yo-kai still do their basic attacks automatically, but this time around they can move around within a 3x3 grid. This gives players much more control over their team’s position, as well as the ability to actively avoid certain attacks. Also, rather than split the game up as two separate releases, Yo-Kai Watch 3 runs its two stories parallel to each other in one package. If that’s not enough, the game also includes a new “Zombie Night” mini-game, dungeon exploring with the Blasters T team, and a surefire favorite, the “Create-a-Nyan” app, which allows players to customize their own “Nyan” (cat) yo-kai. It’s a ridiculous amount of content crammed into one game, and more than enough to keep fans coming back for more Yo-kai fun.

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