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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: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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. Jan 3, 2019
    80
    Yo-kai Watch 3 will offer most RPGamers plenty of hours of fun. The game makes good use of the 3DS’s dual-screen in its final entry on the system with Yo-kai Watch 4 already confirmed as a Switch title. There are some annoyances, mostly related to a bit of unnecessary padding and a few potential roadblocks, and there’s a bit of sense of quantity over quality in some of its side content, but its general upbeat attitude towards everything is very welcome and on the whole successful.
  5. Feb 12, 2019
    80
    For all of its problems in the first few hours, Yo-Kai Watch 3 turns itself around wonderfully for an experience most any player can enjoy. Its a great entry for fans new and old, and an indicator of the greater heights the series is headed toward.
  6. Dec 20, 2018
    75
    The sheer amount of content on offer outside the main storyline is, quite possibly, what makes Yo-kai Watch 3 so interesting to play.
  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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  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