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Yay! (Throws confetti in the air). I was originally doubting the possibility of Yo-kai Watch 2 getting localized. I'm very glad that it did. I've heard that Yo-kai Watch 2 fixed about everything wrong with the first game.
Does that include the battle system? The battle system was so confusing when I played the demo for the first game that it turned me off from buying it.
The first hour or so is definitely similar to the first game. I heard it takes a few hours until the new stuff starts really popping up, so I'm not worried. Running into moving cars is still as fun as before.
Which version did you pick up?
Also, is trading for Yo-Kai limited to only your friends, or can you trade with anyone online? Got a physical copy of Bony Spirits, so I'll need to find people trading Robonyan F and Sailornyan.
Bony Spirits. Physical, so I'll also be hunting for those digital exclusives.
The bug hunting game seems to have gotten worse, as now sometimes you have to do a second round. Though you can sort of control when you get a rare bug at least.
I think there's a way to figure out a Yokai's favorite food without trial and error, but until I figure it out this is a pretty good Yokai database.
By hovering over them with the touch screen.
By pinning them? I tried that, but I didn't see anything regarding their favorite food. Or do you unlock it later in the game?
Possibly later. I'm also noticing a lot of Critical Dissonance with this game. While the critics have been giving it mediocre/negative reviews to the point of it getting a lower score on Metacritic than the first, people who have actually played it and fans of the series generally like/love it and think it is much better than the first.
edited 30th Sep '16 1:54:35 PM by Bat178
It shows up once you get to D-rank.
I don't think most reviewers cared too much to delve into the game, since even with the improvements it's still fairly iterative over the first and is a kids game that isn't suited to many reviewers' tastes.
It seems to be popular on Miiverse, at least ^^
Just a heads up, there is a Point of No Return for most of the Present after you defeat Unfairy. Make sure you recruited the Yokai in the Present you wanted and did whatever you wanted to do there before you fight Unfairy, as you won't be able to access most of it again until you defeat Dame Dedtime.
edited 6th Oct '16 1:45:33 AM by Bat178
Is there any chance of Shinuchi being released in the US? I kind of don't want to get one of the two first versions when I know that a third version that combines the first two games into one exists.
I think that those who got the two versions before Shinuchi actually get a major update to their games that adds the new features included in Shinuchi. I might be wrong though, so anyone that's more knowledgeable about this please chime in.
If the first 2 versions of the game do well enough in North America and Europe.
Should I get one of the two versions anyway?
I'd recommend it. I think the stuff in the Updated Re-release will be put into Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls as an update.
Which version are you planning on getting? I haven't played very much of Bony Spirits, but I'll eventually try to track down version-exclusive Yo-Kai to trade.
I've been playing slowly, but I will say it definitely feels a lot easier to actually befriend Yokai this time. An improvement very much needed. Plus you get handed more Yokai overall, so even if you can't get anyone yourself you can still build a decent team. Plus the free Jibanyan evolution.
What goes well with sushi and tempura? Why sukiyaki of course. The third version of Yokai Watch 3 will launch this December with exclusive content. Level 5 really wants to milk this hard before the franchise completely crashes and burns.
I don't think it's going to crash and burn.
I've read that there's Baffle Boards on the Mt. Wildwood Summit that allow you to change the weather, but I can't find them. Do they only appear at a certain point in the game?
the series has been experiencing diminishing returns much more quickly then some have expected it to. Yokai Watch 3 vanilla hasn't done that well in Japan compared to past entries, apparently.
To be more specific, 3 is selling much lower than what Busters (the spin-off) did in the same time frame. Not to mention the series is going to have a break next year at least, with Level 5 having a ton of non-Yokai games coming out for once.
I heard it's because Inaho (The new female protagonist) and US Apyon are considered The Scrappy to Japanese fans and a lot of them blame those two for ruining the anime. Also, the American theme of the 3rd game can be a turnoff for fans who like the Japanese themes of the first 2 games and Busters.
edited 17th Oct '16 3:10:09 PM by Bat178
Apparently, Yokai Watch 2 sold around 35k in the US in September. I blame the reviewers.
edited 29th Oct '16 10:26:00 PM by Bat178
That was one day in September for a kids game that will have legs. It's fine for what it is. Reviews aren't affecting the target audience.
Apparently Yokai Watch is selling better in Europe than it did in Japan: http://www.nintendo-insider.com/2016/10/yo-kai-watch-sales-in-europe-outpace-japan/
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