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  • Summary: Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it's up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them.

    Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to
    Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it's up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them.

    Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out or dodge attacks.

    More Yo-kai, more mysteries! 'Merican Yo-kai have made their way to YO-KAI WATCH 3 and they're rootin' tootin' troublemakers. Speaking of troublemakers, in BBQ, zombies rise from their graves and Nate must free the town during Zombie Night. If you're too afraid of zombies, you can always find treasure by exploring randomly generated dungeons and discover the truth about the mysterious ruins hidden all across the continent with the Yo-kai Blasters T group.

    * Meet Hailey Anne and Usapyon as they solve cases as Yo-kai detectives in Springdale
    * Explore the American-inspired location, BBQ, where 'Merican Yo-kai run rampant
    * Battle all-new bosses, meet over 600 Yo-kai, and use a new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out attacks
    * In BBQ, go on a rafting adventure, try out a new Crank-a-kai, and interact with new 'Merican Yo-kai
    * Train up your very own Nyan, a cat like Yo-kai, in Build-a-Nyan
    * Bonk zombies on the head, in an all-new mode, Zombie Nightit's an invasion!
    * Link with versions of YO-KAI WATCH 2 and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS to earn special Yo-kai
    * Discover treasure as part of the Yo-kai Blasters T group and make your way through randomly generated dungeons
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Dec 14, 2018
    90
    Yo-Kai Watch 3, being the definitive edition of two Japan-only superb games, is here to remind us why the series is still alive on the Nintendo 3DS, how much it has evolved over the years and why gamers and fans alike should wait for the next installment on Nintendo’s newest platform. With a more developed and better approachable battle system, two big cities to explore, two stories to play through and even more Yo-Kai to battle and add to your Medallium, this new adventure promises tons of fun gameplay.
  2. Dec 11, 2018
    85
    Yo-Kai Watch 3 is the third chapter of a series similar to the Pokémon franchise, but very original and very rich in contents.
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    85
    There are very few games that can make me smile the entire way through and that counts for a lot.
  4. Dec 5, 2018
    80
    A new adventure that comes full of new features such as having two protagonists and two parallel stories, many new Yo-kai, a renewed combat system, new locations and a large amount of content to discover. If you are a fan you cannot miss it.
  5. Feb 28, 2019
    80
    Yo-kai Watch 3 is the ultimate edition of the series thus far. It may not have evolved much from 1 and 2, but its new Tactics Board combat system and novel American-inspired setting keep the game fresh. With two separate protagonists and storylines to tell, the game takes a massive 40+ hours to complete, not including the plethora of sidequests and full-fledged minigames. Unfortunately, the story drags for much of the first half, and the two towns may be too big for their own good. All things considered, this latest entry revived my fandom for Level-5’s hit series, and I wait with bated breath for what the Nintendo Switch’s Yo-kai Watch 4 has in store.
  6. Jan 24, 2019
    80
    Although on a mechanical level, Yo-kai Watch 3 isn't as polished as a Pokémon title, it makes up for this in droves with its flexibility, not to mention its sense of charm and adventure. Great fun.
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    60
    There's not much to Yo-kai Watch 3, but there’s still a lot of charm to be found. The towns of Springdale and BBQ are both bright, pleasant places to be; the people in it are even more so. Visiting the world of Yo-kai Watch for the third time is a fun time, even though you’ll end up staying a lot longer than perhaps necessary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 14, 2019
    10
    I have not beat the game yet but, YKW2 I put around 400 hours in so I know these games pretty well. Yo-Kai Watch games are some of the mostI have not beat the game yet but, YKW2 I put around 400 hours in so I know these games pretty well. Yo-Kai Watch games are some of the most underrated games on any platform. People think its just a pokemon clone. In my opinion this game is 10x better than Pokemon. My thing is online battling. So the possibilities to make a tier zero team takes a lot of planning and grinding. I got up to rank online of Professor in YKW2. I guess people are just turned off by the mechanics. Give it a try and the story, even as an adult is very cleverly written and funny. My son and I are playing this game together. I don't know if I can "catch them all" as there are 600+ which is insane. The new crank-a-kai mechanic is kinda annoying. I put a star coin in and got a b rank out :(. This game is for kids but fair warning to parents buying it for younger kids. This game is really complex involving QR codes and other quirks to unlock parts of the game or catch yokai. kids age 7 may be able to beat the game but 70 percent of the game/yokai will be left unless you help them. And online battles when you face someone like me I will wipe your team without getting hit. I feel bad when I know I just beat some prob under age 10 kid. Anyways thats why my handle is GETGUD lol. Pick this game up, the best series on the 3DS bar none! And have fun with the most insane random number generator based game ever made! Get Gud! Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2019
    9
    Clearly this is best game in the Yokai Watch series. There's tons more to do, a much longer and more involved story, more places to exploreClearly this is best game in the Yokai Watch series. There's tons more to do, a much longer and more involved story, more places to explore than ever before, it's really amazing how much they managed to pack into a 3DS cartridge. There are hundreds of hours of content in the game, and it's actually somewhat challenging at times, which is nice. The newly added combat system, along with all the other options is staggering but in the best way possible and it's easy to adjust to the changes if you played previous games. Most of the new Yo-kai are also really well designed and named. It's just a fun game on a system that appears to be on it's last legs, but is going out with a bang. Yokai Watch 3 is a must by even if you haven't played the previous games, simply because all of it's content will engross you to play it. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2019
    9
    Even though it may start slow, Yo-kai Watch 3 is one of the best games in the 3DS's library. The new tactics board system for battles makesEven though it may start slow, Yo-kai Watch 3 is one of the best games in the 3DS's library. The new tactics board system for battles makes them even more engaging and intense then before, allowing the player to position their Yo-kai for both offensive and defensive purposes. The game never seems to end, even after completing the main story the post game offers so much content, whether it's side quests or trying to befriend all of the game's 600+ Yo-kai, it makes the experience even more enjoyable. Overall Yo-kai Watch 3 is ones of the best monster collecting RPG's out there, and is definitely worth a buy for any RPG fan or anyone looking for a new 3DS game to play. Expand