Lately many gamers have been comparing the two. The similiarity between the two is that you find creatures to join your team and you train them but in Pokemon you capture them while in Yo-Kai Watch the creatures ask to befriend you and join you.
Yo-Kai watch is quite unique but does take some elements from other games. For example the residents requests reminded me a bit of Fantasy Life, not that surprising as they are both Level 5 games.
The battle system is quite unique in that when you use special attacks it almost feels like a mini-game. For example you have to trace a line on the screen or spin your stylus, amongst others.
You can have six on your team and switch between three at a time rather than one.
There is more of a storyline in Yo-Kai Watch than any Pokemon game ive played. You shouldn’t really compare the two games as they are very different. Yo-Kai is more silly and comedic.
And while I love both franchises I actually prefer Yo-Kai Watch as it is the first one in the series and I dont feel so overwhelmed with choice.
My first Pokemon game was Alpha Sapphire, then i played one of the older ones, and I personally feel I started playing a little late and that has made me come to these conclusions.
As to whether Yo-Kai Watch will become as popular is unclear but I have a feeling it could.
All Pokemon veterans could be pleasantly surprised at this game and need to make room in their gaming library for another monster capture game. Both games are excellent and very different from eachother, but are just about similar enough to draw you in.
Written by Victoria Thorley
(Head Admin at Handheld Gaming Network on Facebook).
Categories: Wii U