WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE BEGINNING OF YO KAI WATCH
Hello everyone, sonicworld123 here! I know it has been a really long time since I posted anything on this blog, and I have a lot of posts to write, but I’ve just not been feeling it recently. Since I have nothing to do right now, I thought I would write up my notes on the 3Ds game titled, Yo Kai Watch.
Yo Kai Watch is a game where you explore the town of Springdale looking for creatures known as YoKai. According to Wikipedia, a Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons in Japanese folklore, and in this game you befriend them and then make them fight so you can befriend more Yokai. The game is based on Pokemon and shares many similarities with the franchise, which is why some people will say that it is a Pokemon ‘rip off’. At first, I thought the same, and I thought this game was going to be really bad, but I know that is judging a book by its cover, so I got a copy off my brother so I could try the game out for myself, and these are my first impressions starting the game.
As I have said earlier, I just assumed that this game would be just Pokemon clone. I also thought the character models were sort of ugly going into the first cutscene.
However, during the cutscene and just getting into the game, the models grew on me I really like the overhead view. Your character, (Katie if you chose girl, Nate if you chose boy) also runs really fast, and you can go even faster while holding B to sprint. This is great because you can get to areas really fast, but you can glitch sometimes and you could accidentally cross at a red light.
The characters also interact slightly differently in the opening cutscene depending whether you chose Katie or Nate.
I played the opening cutscene with both characters and they both get treated slightly differently. The cutscene starts with Nate, Katie, Bear and Eddie talking about how many bugs they caught.
If you chose Nate: Eddie and Bear tease Nate (you) about how the bugs he caught are super average like him. They continue to tease him all the way through the conversation until Nate leaves to try and prove them wrong.
If you choose Katie: Eddie and Bear tease Nate about his bugs being average compared to theirs, but not for long before the attention is on Katie (you). Katie hasn’t caught any bugs but wants to join in. Eddie tells her that they will all help her if she needs it, and then Katie goes off toe grab a bug net and catch some bugs.
After that, I stuck with Katie because the majority of Yo Kai Watch gameplays are using Nate, but I felt sorry for Nate since no one said they would help him, but it could of been their way of showing it to him.
One more thing is that there is a special line from Nate which is like an inside joke for me and a few of my friends is when Nate says “Wow, look at all those trees! I can practically smell the bugs.” This is a gem of a line, and it’s a shame that Katie’s isn’t as cool. She says “I bet all the good bugs like to hang out in the deep woods past the sanctuary.”
Anyway, those are my first impressions of Yo Kai Watch, if you have anything to add or disagree with anything, say in the comments or link me to your own post. Thank you for reading and goodbye!