An adorable franchise from Japan, Yo-Kai Watch, is finally coming to the states. During Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2015, there was a lot of gameplay footage shown to give you an idea of what you’ll be doing and the story behind the game. In the beginning, your character (male or female) discovers their parents have been fighting because of this wily spirit-like creature called a Yo-Kai.

As the gameplay continues your character must get the watch maker’s lucky undies back. When you accomplish this task, he will reward you with an upgrade to your Yo-kai Watch. This is a very whimsical game, and I love how different each spirit looks. Not only that, but each spirit has its own abilities to add to your arsenal of gameplay. What do you think of Yo-Kai Watch? Tell us about it in the comments!

Our Verdict


Mariah Beem
I am very fond of video games, which is why I chose my major of Video Game Design with focus on Narrative. The idea of being able to make people feel the way I do about games through my own game is my main goal. I want to be able to give gamers a way to connect and be brought together by an experience that could be powered by elation, sadness, or even fear. It is emotions such as those that hook people into games and make them want more. By connecting a well-thought story with mechanics, character design, level design, and even audio, a game can be unstoppable - and ridiculously fun to play. I believe that narrative design is not a static thing. For narrative to be done well, it must be fluid and dynamic - something that is able to be changed by the player. Whether that be by choices, the knowledge the player gains from exploring, or simply who the player talks to, the story must bend and change and grow. This is why I want to be a narrative designer: there is definitely more to it than meets the eye, and I love a challenge.


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