So, Youkai Watch is Japan's new addiction...

#1 Edited by Desmonic (12694 posts) -

*Stolen from Gaf*

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Links:

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201407/10056915.html

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=852634

Story:

The 2nd game just released in Japan, and people are lining up (or were lining up) just to buy it. The first one was already a pretty big seller, but this one looks to top it and join the ranks of Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Final Fantasy and the sort. To put this into perspective, it's selling on the same level as CoD, Assassin's Creed, Fifa, etc sell on the west.

More evidence of this is that the guide for the first game already sold in "big league" levels:

1. Animal Crossing New Leaf - 730k

2. Pokémon Black White - 691k

3. Pokémon Black White - 595k

4. Dragon Quest IX - 508k

5. Youkai Watch - 505k

Apparently game guides are still a big thing over there.

Some pics:

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So yeah... could this become another world-wide craze or do you feel it's too confined to japanese culture? From what I gather it's somewhat similar to Pokemon in concept but that game benefits greatly from not being too tied down the Japan's culture, it's something any kid in the world can pick up, play and understand.

Opinions, System Warriors?

#2 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21271 posts) -

i saw gameplay, it looks like pokemon.

#3 Posted by Blabadon (25218 posts) -

As long as it's not mobile, I'm happy.

#4 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25790 posts) -

Anything that has anything to do with little monsters or monsters in general. Or the name monsters in the title. <.<

#5 Posted by Desmonic (12694 posts) -

i saw gameplay, it looks like pokemon.

Does it also play like pokemon?

@Blabadon said:

As long as it's not mobile, I'm happy.

Those are some lowered expectations Blab :P

Anything that has anything to do with little monsters or monsters in general. Or the name monsters in the title. <.<

But isn't the main mechanic something to do with a watch? Granted I'ven seen 0 gameplay so I could be wrong >.>

#6 Posted by KBFloYd (12775 posts) -

but...freedom wars and watchdogs

and thus sony domination continuation.

#7 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

Looks like cool game is it in u.s?

#8 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21271 posts) -

@Desmonic: yes it's pokemon with some gimmicks.

#9 Posted by TheEroica (13043 posts) -

Game makes me want a vita.

#10 Posted by Shadowchronicle (25790 posts) -

@Desmonic: Youkai is the word for monster in Japanese. Was referring to the top titles in Japan having something to do with capturing monsters or leveling up monsters or fighting against monsters of similar appearance. Something with cute little monster thingies.

#11 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -

I wish western developers would make more monster games.

#12 Posted by nini200 (9383 posts) -

I wish western developers would make more monster games.

Monster Of Duty: Advanced Roarfare

#13 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -

@nini200 said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

I wish western developers would make more monster games.

Monster Of Duty: Advanced Roarfare

Gamera's Creed

#14 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -

Grand Theft Mothra

#15 Posted by nini200 (9383 posts) -

@nini200 said:

@PurpleMan5000 said:

I wish western developers would make more monster games.

Monster Of Duty: Advanced Roarfare

Gamera's Creed

Gengar's Mansion: Dark Room

#16 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -
#17 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

No thank you, some real games would be nice though.

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#21 Edited by SolidTy (41525 posts) -

I've been a Level 5 fan since their first game. It's nice to see they are still doing well and active as a Japanese Studio.

#22 Posted by nini200 (9383 posts) -
#23 Posted by p3anut (5839 posts) -

i saw gameplay, it looks like pokemon.

It's exactly like Ni No Kuni but yeah the monsters are like Pokemon.

#24 Edited by Zidaneski (8435 posts) -

Since its Level-5 its definitely a great game but I hope they do a Dark Cloud 3 someday. Dark Cloud and Rogue Galaxy are some of my favorite action RPGs.

#25 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (5066 posts) -

@p3anut said:

@TheGuardian03 said:

i saw gameplay, it looks like pokemon.

It's exactly like Ni No Kuni but yeah the monsters are like Pokemon.

The monsters are mythical creatures like in SMT. That's why it has the name Youkai.

#26 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6596 posts) -
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#30 Posted by Jeager_Titan (945 posts) -
#31 Posted by Jeager_Titan (945 posts) -

Japanese and their weird shit.

#32 Posted by cainetao11 (15893 posts) -

WTF? Its lost on me much like Pokémon.