1st reviewer: YW4 had a hype story with the series all-stars including the movie and anime; The Busters multiplayer gets added here, which makes it a game where you can fully enjoy the real “Yo-kai Watch” world. In multiplayer you can fight by possessing other characters in the map; it brings over the fun factor unique to this game both strategy and control wise which is great. I’m also glad they have an upgrade support from YW4. If I had to speak out my desire, I wanted to play YW4++ from the beginning half a year ago. 9
2nd reviewer: The various additional features – from new yokais to quests – strike my chest. I’m also glad I get to play “Plus Plus Blasters” which allows multiplayer; Although you basically only control the yokai, you can also control the Watchers by “possessing” them which is a good structure. The Nintendo Switch version has a DLC that lets you upgrade to ++, so thankfully people who already have YW4 can enjoy the additional content without having to re-buy the whole game again. 9
3rd reviewer: The main game had appeals in magnificent all-star composition that transcends time and space, and the experience of getting into an anime world; I’d definitely recommend this to people who haven’t experienced it yet. Players who already have it can rest assured as a method has been prepared to obtain the additional features. The “Plus Plus Blasters” has fun multiplayer; as it is on a home console, it would’ve been even better if there were at least one mission where people can cooperate with one console and multiple controllers. 9
4th reviewer: You’ll get moved all around the map even by just progressing with the main story, but as there are sufficient and convenient features related to movement it didn’t cause any hardships. Depending on your action controls, you can somewhat fill the gap on yokai stats in battles, which is also good. The new mode “Plus Plus Blasters” has the appearances of many boss yokai that even your raised yokai would struggle against in the vanilla version. Collecting the newly added yokai among others will give a motivation in playing the game further. 9
Total score: 36/40
Review originally appeared in Weekly Famitsu magazine, and is translated by BlackKite. This translation is © Copyright Japanese Nintendo. Please link to the Japanese Nintendo website (https://japanesenintendo.com/) at the top of the review if posting elsewhere.