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Why there's no love for Yokai Watch?

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Have you played it?

I have played YW1 and I'm picking up YW2 13 15.12%
 
I have played YW1 but I'm skipping YW2 4 4.65%
 
I have played YW1, it's rubbish. 14 16.28%
 
I've never played it and I don't care 55 63.95%
 
Total:86
0D0 said:
Sixteenvolt420 said:
I've seen it for sale, but i honestly have no idea what kind of game it even is.

monster collecting rpg. It's fun.

Kerotan said:
Isn't it just a worse, more kiddie version of pokemon? I can see why it doesn't get huge love in the west. Pokemon is king.

Although it's a monster game, they're very different. I think you should have a go.

Combat system is super fun

hershel_layton said:

I'd probably like it if I was 4-12. Otherwise it just feels unappealing.

I'll prefer Pokemon or Shin Megami Tensei tbh

 

 

edit; another problem is the concept of yokai in the first place. My 4 year old cousin said she loved yokai, yet she couldn't even explain what they were.

 

Unlike Pokemon, yokai watch has a major appeal to Japan. You don't need context to know that Charizard is a badass fire-breathing lizard, or that Mewtwo is that punk who'll take your lunch money. On the other hand, you wonder what the hell some of the Yokai are based on.

I think you need to try it out. It's not bad. Combat is fun, it's funny, good story, lot of things to do, post game is great.

HyrulianScrolls said:
Because Pokemon is simply better.

It is. I play both.

These type of games don't appeal to me anymore. I probably would have liked it back in the gameboy days when I was in primary (elementary)  school. 



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0D0 said:
Sixteenvolt420 said:
I've seen it for sale, but i honestly have no idea what kind of game it even is.

monster collecting rpg. It's fun.

Kerotan said:
Isn't it just a worse, more kiddie version of pokemon? I can see why it doesn't get huge love in the west. Pokemon is king.

Although it's a monster game, they're very different. I think you should have a go.

Combat system is super fun

hershel_layton said:

I'd probably like it if I was 4-12. Otherwise it just feels unappealing.

I'll prefer Pokemon or Shin Megami Tensei tbh

 

 

edit; another problem is the concept of yokai in the first place. My 4 year old cousin said she loved yokai, yet she couldn't even explain what they were.

 

Unlike Pokemon, yokai watch has a major appeal to Japan. You don't need context to know that Charizard is a badass fire-breathing lizard, or that Mewtwo is that punk who'll take your lunch money. On the other hand, you wonder what the hell some of the Yokai are based on.

I think you need to try it out. It's not bad. Combat is fun, it's funny, good story, lot of things to do, post game is great.

HyrulianScrolls said:
Because Pokemon is simply better.

It is. I play both.

How does it get more complicated outside of the demo? The demo just had all of my party members autoattacking, and I could move a wheel to change my lineup, and do ultimate attacks. That was the extent of combat. Super simple IMO. 



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boypita said:

I´m going to answer the quesion with my 3DS :)

I love Yokai Watch :D 

Can´t wait for Yokai 2 >.<

 

I wanna see the rest of your collection. :D 



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Im getting it. I love the original YKW



Cerebralbore101 said:
0D0 said:

monster collecting rpg. It's fun.

Although it's a monster game, they're very different. I think you should have a go.

Combat system is super fun

I think you need to try it out. It's not bad. Combat is fun, it's funny, good story, lot of things to do, post game is great.

It is. I play both.

How does it get more complicated outside of the demo? The demo just had all of my party members autoattacking, and I could move a wheel to change my lineup, and do ultimate attacks. That was the extent of combat. Super simple IMO. 

You need to take care of a lot of things during battle, for example:

- There are the types of yo-kai you set to battle
- The order of them on the wheel, since you can't change the party position during the battle
- The target is also interactive, you need to tell your party what target they need to prioritise
- To use purify command, you need to put them to the back of your wheel. The purify requires a mini game.
- The special attacks called soultimate requires a mini game too.
- You need to wait until the soultimate attack recharge.
- There are the items too.

The battle is real-time and the mini-games creates a good sense of urgency. Also they make you focus only on the move you're trying to deploy. So, if you make too many soultimate moves you spend them too fast and can't check what's going on with the battle and how your targets behave. I mean, it gets really confusing sometimes and fun.

The demo is too easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwJzJ74X_jY



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At least it's having good legs and seems to be picking up. I'm looking forward to it. I enjoyed the first quite a bit.



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0D0 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

How does it get more complicated outside of the demo? The demo just had all of my party members autoattacking, and I could move a wheel to change my lineup, and do ultimate attacks. That was the extent of combat. Super simple IMO. 

You need to take care of a lot of things during battle, for example:

- There are the types of yo-kai you set to battle
- The order of them on the wheel, since you can't change the party position during the battle
- The target is also interactive, you need to tell your party what target they need to prioritise
- To use purify command, you need to put them to the back of your wheel. The purify requires a mini game.
- The special attacks called soultimate requires a mini game too.
- You need to wait until the soultimate attack recharge.
- There are the items too.

The battle is real-time and the mini-games creates a good sense of urgency. Also they make you focus only on the move you're trying to deploy. So, if you make too many soultimate moves you spend them too fast and can't check what's going on with the battle and how your targets behave. I mean, it gets really confusing sometimes and fun.

The demo is too easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwJzJ74X_

So nothing new after the demo? I experience everything you described in the demo and was unimpressed. It seemed like I was playing Dragon Quest with all my characters set to auto-attack. I think there's more strategy in actually having command over your characters. Having your buffing party member randomly give a physical buff to your magic attacker doesn't help. Also, having party members randomly choose what attacks to use on enemies is much less efficent than choosing what they do for yourself. NO NO NO! USE THE ICE ATTACK! HE"S A FIRE DEMON YOU DUMB AI!!! 

I'm keeping my eye out for Yokai Watch 2. Hopefully they make the combat more interesting. 



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Azuren said:
HandofPrometheus said:

Putting it on CN wouldn't even be better. CN would throw YW in their morning schedule where no kids are awake. CN barely advertise Pokemon anymore so them having YW would be worse. Not to mention CN likes to give their own shows multiple reruns through the day where partner based shows get like one episode.

All CN plays all day long is fucking Teen Titans Go, which is garbage. I'd watch pretty much anything over that.

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Well, i tried Pokemon, and didn't care for it, so i doubt i'd like this one either. It may be different if i grew up in one of the Pokemon generations, but i was already almost 18 when it originally came out.



In a crowded game environment nothing about it gets me wanting to buy it. I don't hate it in any way, but I doubt I'll ever play it given my backlog and wishlist seem to grow every month.