The cute monster battling fun is extremely familiar, but Yo-Kai watch has plenty of its own charm
You won’t find many Yo-kai Watch reviews that don’t touch on the obvious parallels between it and Pokémon. Capturing cutesy monsters to fight for you, creating and managing a team of six on your adventures, giving them names and items to hold – it will all be familiar to fans of Pikachu and co.
But unlike previous pretenders to the poké-throne, Yo-kai Watch is killing it in terms of sales. With its sequel outselling Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in Japan in 2014, we might just be witnessing the rise of the next big thing in acceptable kawaii animal combat.