Are you hyped for Yo-Kai Watch, /v/? Release is only 3 days away.
three days, doom is coming to us all...
in a shape of a dog
I was excited for it and I wanted to love it, but the combat just really isn't for me. It feels way too much like a mobile game. I might pick it up at some point, but I'm not going to rush out to get it.
demo is lackluster and doesn't explain shit according to both sides of the fandom.
Also, looks like a review is finally released of sorts.
The comic/manga is out in a couple days, at least...
GIVE US THE FUCKING GAME GOD DAMNIT
Yeah here's mine OH WAIT I'M A GOD DAMN EUROPEAN REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Ruffians are based.
I'm hyped, even if its just the first game we're getting
Manjimutt is now best mutt since his evolution redeems his ugliness
the same reason people liked LBX even if it was a kid's/baby's game: it's fun.
you're looking at ghosts
>WHAT. YOU'RE LOOKING FOR YOLK-EYE? SORRY SONNY, I GOT NO EGGS HERE
Yep. If it's anything like the TV dub, it shouldn't be toooo bad.
Except for fucking Komasan. I get that he's from the country, but jesus fucking christ, it's the most annoying and irritating thing fucking ever. Whoever decided that it would be ok should be fired.
>that's been out in Japan for years
Why do shitposters insist on using that as an argument? Who the fuck cares about the Japanese playing a game before us?
And for the record, I couldn't care less for Yokai
I prefer gera gera po as the tune to get in my head.
I'd claim rokuorubi, but I don't think she's in the first game
I'm hyped. Bout to go buy a 'New 3DS XL' now that I have a game to play, and pre-order it so a get a little pin thing.
it makes me kinda wish we got 2 versions of the first game, one for jibanyan and one for komasan
i want to be hyped but that battle system is euuhhhhhh
It's pretty safe to say that YW won't kill Pokemon worldwide and its Japanese reputation as the Pokemon Killer was only a fad, but I'm still looking forward to the game. I love Pokemon, but the formula has been stale for ages now. Even if it doesn't overthrow Pokemon, as long as it gives me my monster collecting/battling RPG fix in a fun new way, it has my support
The only issue is that click-bait articles will still see it only as that title, so we'll keep seeing the word being thrown around for quite some time.
Anyone know if there will be 'Shiny' Yokai, the way there are Shiny Pokemon?
I've watched about 50 episodes but never seen one so I doubt it, but I guess it'd be cool. Then again it'd also just confuse kids. Especially considering Jibanyan has like 500 recolours already :>
Other than recolors having different stats/soultimates/typing, the second game's variation of shiny is...weird.
They are only minor changes to a character, like having a swirl on Komasan's belly turned around. So basically it's only a minor aesthetic change.
However, said 'shinies' are indeed more powerful than the standard version.
that's mostly kyuubi
I find it funny how he's rarely discussed in YW threads just like how renamon is never mentioned in digimon threads
it's like the community is silently terrified that furries will start coming out of the woodwork and ruin their thread at the slight mention of vulpine
For anyone curious about the stats growth mechanic:
Stat System "features" (note that standard level is 60):
"IVs": Variance is small and your rolls will tend to be stable, with "extreme" rolls - and by that I mean like 5 more/less than the average - being relatively rare. Stat totals will be extremely stable because the game has max/min "IV" totals.
Natures: Every time you gain exp, you get hidden points towards a stat or stats depending on your nature. Yo-Kai will usually come with a decent nature. Nature also decides your Yo-Kai's AI, but I've tested it and you can use one nature for stat growth and then switch to the one you want for its AI.
And when fusing two Yo-Kai it will do some averaging magic to maintain a total of 26-sh or lower across the board.
Training: Each Yo-Kai can be trained at a certain facility up to 5 times. You can choose between:
+5 Attack, -2 Defense
+5 Defense, -2 Speed
+5 Spirit Power, -2 Speed
+5 Speed, -2 Defense
You can also reset your Yo-Kai's training at will.
There's also equipment of course. You can turn a Yo-Kai medal into a soul, which you can level up by feeding it other souls. You can also fuse certain ones into souls that basically have an ability's affect with no level. Souls will generally either give your Yo-Kai a stat boost, give them an ability, or enhance their Inspiriting.
In the second game, some recolors and weaker yo-kai are granted a second equipment slot to help even the odds.
here's to hoping that the EU version is a bit more loyal to the original series than Memetendo of America
>Tfw Cheeksqueak is now the mascot of YKW advertising
I'll admit that's not a bad slogan, but I have a feeling people will go all /pol/ on it.
>Do you feel American even though you're in Japan?
>Yo-kai is why!
Episode 2 is totally skippable, right?
It looks fun enough to give it a shot. There's a demo, though it doesn't really help much.
Just a heads up: the game has a heavy use for touch screen in battles
take a look at >>315276190
You must be joking, it's very important to the deep lore.
I watched the dubbed episode 2 this morning while lying comfy in bed. Is it me or was their a masturbation joke in the original Jap version? I can't remember... oh well...
There was a picture floating around on /v/ that implied masturbation, but it was heavily taken out of context.
The dub's take on the scene is very close to the original intention despite the censored outfits.
Aw. I did watch the sub, but that was probably like... a year ago or something. When I watched the dub this morning I was sure it had originally been a sort of masturbation joke. Oh wells.
Jibanyan's funny as fuck.
Kyubi's presence is more prominent in the other set of episodes anyway (26-54) aside form his own section of episodes.
Seeing that he's in the game trailer, he may have a bigger role in the game.
>it's like the community is silently terrified that furries will start coming out of the woodwork and ruin their thread at the slight mention of vulpine
It's not the first time, sadly.
It's kind of surprising just how much of the original intent they still manage to keep in. The old dog dude is still a perverted old man, and the kids watching that porn channel etc.
I want to see how they're going to get around this shit though.
Comparing dub with sub. Observe changes made, and then bitch about said changes (if any) online, or praise it for what it has done/kept.
So this is what humans see when Komasan wears a leaf...
Graphically it actually looks pretty good. Seem like this plays a lot like Dragon Quest Monsters. With feeding has you more likely to get the monster.
it makes the series hard to talk about without mod intervention to take out shitposting caused by it. Worst-case scenario it becomes another undertale.
The censorship has been weirdly half-assed from what I've seen.
In his first episode, Jinmenken's public urination was censored out, then it wasn't explained why he got arrested.
Also in episode 3, the localization team painted underwear completely over Kanchi's exposed butt, but the voiced script still had Kuma say "you can see his buttcrack".
Not everything is popping out of a japanese folklore though. Some eventually had to be made up to get the amount of yo-kai in the first and second game.
At the very least, not many of the cats are encounterable on normal circumstances. They either need to be scanned in the game or event to appear.
Jimmeken/manjimutt's old-man gag was cut out and piss scene removed.
Oddly, they didn't cut out his piss scene around Fidgephant's episode. Selective censorship is selective
you guys got yoshi ww like 6 months ahead of us, and you're getting that mario rpg far ahead of us, and on top of that you guys don't have a meme president who actually gives you LEs
You can still play the game without touchscreen, in that you ca navigate the menu in battle with circle pad, L/R triggers rotating the watch, circle pad and holding A to do the usual things. You'll go much slower in doing soultimates/purifying, but it can be done.
They covered up the butt
>M-rated games gets cleavage and clothes censored
>E-10 games with cleavage remain the same
Lenient, but bullshit in my opinion
girls were in swimsuits in the original. Channel also cutted to macho men doing macho men things rather than a cooking show.
>tfw men were too saucy for a kids show, but adult programs are ok
Here's the original.
Spoiled to protect the innocent.
The macho men thing sounds hilarious, but at least they censor equally. They say scantily clad women,adults only, and shit like disabling parental controls I think at that point showing bikini girls shouldn't be too bad.
If you mean Casanuva/Casanono, he still keeps his gender, if the game says anything.
As for Whisper's don of random girl costumes I have no idea
>Square Enix will never ever release DQ series to the west ever again
This is all true to be fair. I should count my blessings. Sorry anon.
Classic episode heheh...
daily reminder that if the first game succeeds here, you will be able to get your trap waifuhusbando: Jorogumo in the next game
>mfw I played the demo
I was so disappointed, it's the worst thing I've ever touched. Please don't buy this game.
2lazy to whip out my phone and take a picture but here's what I had for the first game
I was pretty fucked at the final form in the last boss because I had no healers
yeah in the description he's a bit like that but still I want to fantasize as him acting like a typical monster girl
he hits on you regardless of your gender
you're so cute! I want to tie you up!something like that
best monster boy in the history of monsters
but you have good tastes for liking frogboy too
I just want both to satisfy my dick
>Using best yo-kai in your team
Good taste, but I'm curious as to why you didn't give your floating ninja there a Kusanagi for a stronger yo-kai.
That sounds like something Muffet would say
nope you can evolve him by leveling him up
when I play pokemon clones, I usually pick the monsters that I like/based on how cool/cute they're are. Muramasa looked more badass
I sometimes like edgy designs, just the ones that look good
but I kind of regret getting Muramasa because his stats are a bit shit compared to the other ones.
in reference, he's the pic that's usually posted before the dub came
absorption-type yo-kai usually get the short-end of the stick sadly
the shows aren't like the games where some characters have development so in other words, koma will stay koma forever but I feel you, I want to see him too
also I'm suprised Tsuchigumo has more porn than Ogama. I guess japan likes spiders more
I'm 2lazy but
>Today the team goes to a haunted house
>Glasses guy:Are ghost type pokemon ghosts?
>Whisper:No, No Ghosts and Yo-kai don't easily appear!
>Whisper:W-where am I?!
>Ash: I'm going to catch that pokemon!
I don't remember/play the english version of pokemon so I don't know what the glasses guy's dub name is
thanks haha. pretty much what i figured it'd be.
pic related; don't say i'm not a man of my word.
How do you guys get rid of a yo-kai that keeps blurting out spoilers?
I would love to see an episode where a new kid comes to school, but he has downs.
He begins drooling everywhere, disrupting the class, shitting his pants in public.
Keita and Whisper are like, THERE MUST BE A YO-KAI HAUNTING HIM!
And the rest of the episode is just Keita scanning his watch on this downs kid trying to find the spooky ghost.
>yfw they actually found something
So once Keita/Nate discovers Inaho with a yo-kai watch, do you think there will be a love triangle between her and Fumi/Katie
or will there be a yo-kai that loves making love triangles happen appear?
i hope it'll be useful for newfriends in the generals
>this Yokai caused the infamous 'DOWNS BABY' which has destroyed countless friendships and marriages! Quick, Keita-kun!
just imagining Whisper saying that while looking at his fucking tablet ayy lmao
yo-kais did 9/11. ALL THE TERRORISTS IN THE WORLD ARE POSSESSED BY YO-KAI
Doesn't slippery also get an evasion boost/higher evasion rates?
Next time there's a Yo-Kai watch thread and people are posting lewd Yo-Kai or cool fanart I expect you to post that and always remember the happy memory.
Also I just watched episode 44. Fucking amazing. It's the one where Jibanyan is waiting in line to meet a NyaKB girl
and he ends up leaving the line, losing his space, saving a little girl who turns out to be her sister and almost gets a kiss from NyaKB girl until Keita summons him. Jibanyan then proceeds to beat the shit out of him.. Fucking purrfect. I kek'd. I love kids shows.
fuck made some errors
oh that one
well I kind of wanted to do some beginners faq guide anyway so I'll try adding attitudes later as well as other things
You can't resist the call when it's purichi's showtime!
yeah but I think the evasion only applies when an enemy yo-kai tries to debuff you
oh anon you're making me blush
also that episode was a pretty good one, Jibanyan is pretty bro-tier
Yeah. I know.
At least Sakura translates to Spring so it could be seen as a direct translation. Though I think something could have been put in place instead of dale...Springfield?
This kid's story is downright depressing, more so than Jibanyan's. I think it's because I kinda relate to his situation back home
That's a bit cliche but to be honest I think that'd be a better name.
Then again Keita is now Nathan or something isn't he? WHAT THE FLUP. At least they kept Jibanyan, Komasan, etc.
They couldn't even call him Keith, the closest thing to Keita.
The justification is that Nathan/Nate is an 'average' American name, to fit his ordinary thing going for him.
I say it's still bullshit, especially since Kuma kept his name, albeit translated to Bear (heh, Bearby).
It's no surprise they changed names, but I was hoping they'd be mostly more in-line like with LBX where my only real complaint was "Nils" for Yuya. Otherwise they were pretty much just westernizations of the JP names, like Ban to Van, Kazuya to Kaz, Ami to Amy.
I was hoping they'd call him Keith or something. At least have it start with a K.
The gameplay is pretty straightforward. Yo-kai fight for you and you play support, commanding soultimates, purifying allies, targeting yo-kai, using items to heal-give direct command, and witching around yo-kai when needed.
You can tinker with the AI using books to modify their attitude until they're the kind of yo-kai you want.
Demo doesn't explain much about the gameplay though..
Boss fights do require some preparation before beginning though and strategizing.
See >>315292605 or >>315295189 for gameplay
ok added the attitudes
I'll also say that the more you make them battle, the more they'll slack-off less.
there's also a book called 'how to be smarter' or something along those lines that you can use but you get that more later in the game
along with adding that, what other stuff should I add?
Personally it's the Yokai's names I care more about. Keith might have been a better choice but Nate sounds fine enough if all they were going for is a normal boys name.
So do the books go away when you use them or can you use them over and over again on different Yokai?
ok go that noted
I'm straight but I don't like anything 3D
you could incorporate the stats growth explanation seen in >>315284895 as well, since attitudes also affect how much you get, making switching between attitudes more interesting
oh damn I didn't know the game had that mechanic in it
I'll be reading somethings on them on their jap page to get more info on that
also I'll try to use parts of what >>315284895
I'm not much of an IVfag to be honest but I'll do my best to explain in simple terms
but there's more I need to add on the faq anyway and I also just found some shit on it that needs editing.
More like Dragon Quest Monster.
>3 monsters fight
>Have a chance of a monster joining you
>Can give it food to raise your chances to get the monster
But SMT is a good bit like Dragon Quest V anyways so whatever.
you toss food at them, but you still have to defeat them in battle. You then pray to RNG that the yo-kai you want approaches you.
Is there anywhere with a good picture list of all the Youkai in this upcoming game? Ive been following this for over year and know theres some new one but I wanna see a list of the original
the Yo-kai Watch app has the entire list. It require iOS or a very-updated Android to browse though.
we already came to a consensus on that >>315282465
also see >>315285446
Local battles/trade is confirmed for the first game, though no online battles.
there's a small chance for friend-code battles/trade to be added, but don't count on it.Those features are there more so in the second game.
I had a look on my year-old Android and there's shit tonnes of Yokai/Youkai/Yo-Kai apps. Can't tell which one the list is. Did see a list of Japanese folklore which looks cool
yokaipedia on google
tsuchi and jorogumo are 2 different yo-kais
jorogumo is a homoslut
>come home after hard yo-kai watch battling
The demo really should have been the start of the actual retail game and then once you get past the first boss they ask you to buy it or something with save data transferring over. It's a real annoyance that you couldn't really edit anything at all, and to figure out what anything does you had to use it in-battle which was also irritating, unless I missed something in the menus it wouldn't let me navigate.
>'A poison specialist. He is a guy who likes very girly plans like putting poison in cakes or kissing people while having poison lipstick on.
You're not kidding.
I'd say it depends on your 3D tastes
like if I had to, I would fuck a 3D woman but not a 3D boy/shota. 2D doesn't count because it's more of a stylized/exaggerated pov of life.
Also for the fact 3D kids smell like literal shit.
give her a bowl of eggs
I just hope tumblr doesn't catch on to this game
imagine the ugly progressive fanart they would make instead of sexy, pretty ones.
I was surprised how good it actually looked, after playing pokemon you kind expect 3ds games to look like shit but if they put some effort they can actually do some good things.
I haven't gotten very far in the anime, but is it ever explained why Whisper is an idiot? I mean, I know he has a title to uphold as a butler, but it seems like he's more of an idiot than the usual amount of arrogance one lets into their head.
I don't remember exactly, but a bonus dungeon gets unlocked if you have a YKW1 save file ready. In addition, a few yo-kai medals transfer over, but don't work with your watch, so you have to go and befriend them again to recollect those few that get transferred over.
>tfw people are already preparing lewd fics for yo-kai
He's just comic relief. The whole "Oh I know this Yokai!" as he's secretly looking it up on his tablet is just a stupid joke.
Already have a good number of them from Pivix. Keita
and his grandfatherand Kyuubi seem to really be loved there.
You ever notice that level-5 is reluctant to show people what the sky looks like in their recent games?
I get the joke, but can't help to feel that there's something more to it. Either that or I'm overthinking things in a kid show and should just try going with it.
Episode 21. Keita calls on her like once afterwards.
I gotta be honest, nothing has really sold me on this.
I played the demo, it was interesting but I don't know if I can pay full price for it.
It's nice that the Pokeformula has been shook up a bit and that in Japan they sell a lot to force GameFreak to get off their asses.
This game does make me feel like I might be too old to really appreciate it. Like you have to watch the show and be in that frame of mind to enjoy it.
I wish I could but it just sort of comes across as meh.
These days I need strong, enjoyable gameplay to convince me to pick up games. (I haven't bought much lately from anybody).
they don't always follow that rule though. Sometimes justified, in that powerful yo-kai are visible to humans or that humans are disguised as yo-kai (games), or just for gags.
He actually does have a backstory that reveals he
was originally a yokai who would inspirit people who had no knowledge of a topic but make them spout nonsense made-up 'facts'. It ended up costing the life of a shogun in a war and it's his secret shame. The reason he looks up stuff on the pad is so he can actually answer questions and not involuntary inspirit people.
Not really I played it before watching the show and totally enjoyed it, in fact the game kinda feels like watching an anime.
The gameplay is simple but it really shines during the stronger boss battles, where it becomes really frenetic and fast paced.
Well I mean it is real for me.
>The gameplay is simple but it really shines during the stronger boss battles
Might not be enough for me though.
Does Nintendo publish this or is Level 5 in charge?
If it ever gets a sale I might look into it.
>probably not. At least not until (if) the second game gets here
Level-5 made the game, though for now its exclusive to the 3ds. Who knows if it will appear back on the PS3/PS4 as planned back in 2011
I have a 3DS, I was talking about Nintendo publishing because any game Nintendo publishes doesn't get good sales. Sometimes I don't care but this isn't a game I pay full price for.
I didn't make it up. Episode 47 of the show. It's a heart-string tugger.
I think his old yokai form shows up in Busters.
Who's that not hex maniac girl?
She's not a youkai, is she?
Noriko hanako, evolution of Hanako-san through fusing. Appears in second game
I feel like they should've just skipped the first game and moved straight to the second. A lot of things people are bitching about in this game seem to be resolved or built upon in the sequel.
I remember it, kinda.
If you're talking around straya I would have no fucking clue.
I'm clueless on any vidya related happenings around, and my only friend who dug Nintendo shit WAY more than I ever have moved to
I've played the game in Japanese and the entire town screams Japan to me (It reminds me of the town I studied abroad in) it's so weird to be that they're trying to play it off as America. Especially when YW3 is already confirmed to take place in the US.
Sounds like a game about Zen Koans.. only super mundane and literally spiritual.
Who's responsible for the franchise and whats first among all of it?
Anything close to pokemon where the show was made to promote the game, essentially?
Level-5 makes everything. The international verion is being influenced by Nintendo, Disney, and Hasbro. Viz Media is also playing a part.
They're doing the similar advertising to Pokemon, ish. Use show to advertise game, except that for US, show's on Disney XD, so viewers cap is greatly hindered.
One thing I really like about the anime is that overall it's a comedy and it's very outrageous and silly about 90% of the time, but that other 10% it actually steps back and talks about a topic seriously. From Jibanyan's backstory in 25 to Kanchi/Eddie's family situation in 45, they really take time to handle things seriously sometimes. I'm still rather surprised how the movie went from a literal fart joke to the villain's backstory
which was being falsely jailed for some crime and dying in jail, causing her to become a yo-kai
do you think she gets triggered when people refer to her as normal too?
Aw man, I haven't even finished the last two layton games.
Literally the final one I haven't even opened from the shrink wrap yet.
Well fucked if I know when it comes out here, but if the game is any good and gets enough discourse here, I might consider. My 3DS is pretty lonely, can only bother playing triforce heroes for at least 30 minute sittings and no more.
>mfw any discussion I've had outside of /v/ about YKW people constantly bring up Pokemon
>mfw people keep shitflinging one way or the other and compare aspects that can't really be compared
>super sad moment
>whisper in background wearing bandages and fucked up samurai armour
kek, i love this show
>So far I haven't seen anyone sexualizing the cat, so the series is safe...for now.
For now. But if it can happen to Five Nights at Freddy's, it can happen to ANYTHING.
pic related is a comment on the new youtube trailer for the game.
general info faq I have so far
h-how I do
why did I put so much of my autism into this
Shmoopie has appeared so far (good episode btw, not what I had expected from the Yo-kai), but not Pinkipoo.
could maybe do with a bit on the legendaries but maybe that's a bit more in depth than intro guides. The game has a lot to it even though on a base level you can get by pretty much by winging most of the game
>mfw only the pokemon defense force uses the term pokemon killer.
I was thinking of making another one specifically for popular yo-kais and legendaries so people don't have to waste time looking up wikis constantly like I did back when I was playing this game
>they could of spent that time making their games better instead
oh level 5 you jews
what's probably the saddest thing is I would so buy it if I had a JP Wii U. I love the Yo-kai watch dances.
How in the actual fuck is this game NOT going to tank if shit like Digimon didn't cut it in the west? I want it to succeed for being something different, but there's no way it's not going to be another Codename STEAM in sales.
consider the following, in the context of a child (or average /v/irgin)
>finish game, it was fun
>more fun but optional stuff to do after finishing game?! woah! i like this a lot. i will buy the sequel!
>takes really long to complete, requiring high levels
>give up, don't complete game, no happy memories forged in brain, no dopamine released upon climax
>forget about game, forget about series
>don't buy sequel
There's this deal at Best Buy where when you buy Yo-Kai Watch, you could get Pokémon X/Y/OR/AS for 50% off.($20) Since I don't like Pokémon because it feels simple and boring, I'll just be selling which ever Pokémon game I choose.
A reminder for everyone to- >>315283725
...oh. Guess someone beat me to it first
don't forget to include Casanuva/Cupistol as aids to help increase odds of befriending yo-kai!
Both them and Shmoopie/Pinkipie have the ability that boosts befriend rates, so it's down to preference/which you befriend first on which one you want to use for that ability.
Ol' Saint Trick is more of a buffer that grants that heal-over-time buff. You might want to pair him with a direct healer for best heal.
Also I never knew Manjimutt evolved into a ferocious beast by combining him with another mutt
Don't forget Pinkipoo is "Popular", too.
Really a mention of taking advantage of that ability to help with recruiting would be good.
you get the point though
do you think the effect multiplies for any yo-kai with popularity?
For anyone aiming for Insomni, get ready to throw a lot of candy apples to her. A lot.
>mascot being spared a sexual fate
well that's a first
>tfw Monster Hunter X adds Jibanyan as a palico
>Download demoes for Legend of Legacies, Whatever Glow, and Yokai Watch
>Yokai watch was the weakest of the three
Seems pretty gay, but it isn't my cup of tea.
Honestly, either they didn't provide a tutorial, or I missed it, and the battle was a complete clusterfuck I didn't understand
Very. Pre-ordered mine so I can get the pin as well.
Been watching the tv show too. It's actually pretty funny and I like it. Been having the gf watch it too. She enjoys it as well
yeah I was going to add him along with some others but then I got
I'm a bit busy tomorrow but I can probably try to brush it up again the day after
A reminder that the current record of posts we've gone without mention of the word 'pokemon killer' was 204 in >>315206329
Do you think we'll ever get a thread without that magic word one day?
Gamestop employees can now wear butts for a face.
Cheeksqueak > Jibanyan
I'm surprised he wasnt already, Japan loves that kind of toilet humor.
Yeah, Kanchi is pretty under appreciated.
that was a yo-kai who did it, it's their fault!
What the fuck. why does Japan want to send me to jail so badly?
Convince me to buy this game /v/.
Watched some footage it looks boring as fuck.
Holy fuck it now has all the english names
instead of saying he's drunk, his depression drove him insane, made him lose his marbles.
>using a pic for ants