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Yomi Hustle: Controversial Game with a lot of Potential

Yomi Hustle is a unique and exciting online turn-based fighting game that is currently in beta. Unlike many other fighting games, players in Yomi Hustle don't have to memorize complex combos to execute moves. Instead, each character in the game has a set of pre-defined moves that can increase or decrease the player's frame advantage. Frame advantage determines the relative speed of the player's movements compared to their opponent's.

During turns, players can see all of the possible moves that they can make, as well as their opponent's available moves. This allows players to make informed predictions about their opponent's actions and plan their own moves accordingly. Yomi Hustle currently features three characters: Ninja, Cowboy, and Wizard, each with their own unique move sets. The game also has an active modding community that has created additional characters for players to enjoy.

Turns in Yomi Hustle operate on two different timed systems: total time and turn time. In total time, players don't have a set amount of time to use for their turn, with a pool of 30 minutes for the entire match. In turn time, players have 30 seconds to decide what to do for their turn. If a player's turn time runs out, they only have a few seconds to choose their move or skip their turn if they didn't select anything. Once a match has been completed Yomi Hustle replays the player's match as if there weren't turns being taken, allowing players able to watch their game as if it wasn't a turned-based fighting game.

Yomi Hustle offers two different modes of play: single-player and multiplayer. In multiplayer mode, players can join public lobbies or create private lobbies for their friends to join. Single-player mode currently allows players to fight against themselves, primarily for the purpose of practicing combos. In the full version of the game, it is expected that single-player mode will feature computer-controlled opponents, as well as a separate mode specifically for practicing combos.

On average, a game of Yomi Hustle takes around 30 minutes to complete. The game's unique mechanics and engaging gameplay make it a thrilling and enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.

Currently, there is a copyright issue with the game's name. The community has been discussing what the name should be, with many agreeing on the name "Your Only Move Is Hustle" as a way to get around the copyright issue while still keeping the original name. However, some members of the community are unhappy with this name because it doesn't mean anything and there were more fitting names like "Tokei Hustle" or "Yochi Hustle" that actually have meaning. Despite this, the community remains strong, especially when it comes to modding. Many players are drawn to the game because of its mod support and are looking forward to future updates that will add more characters and improve the art style.

In order to make the game more accessible to new players, the community is suggesting that Yomi Hustle should include a small tutorial, even if it's brief, that explains how to frame advantage and taking turns work. This will make the game more friendly to new players, which could lead to more people purchasing the game. Players in the community are also being asked how much they would be willing to pay for Yomi Hustle. On average, players are willing to pay $5 to $10 for the base game.

Overall, Yomi Hustle is an exciting and engaging game that is worth checking out for fans of fighting games. If Yomi Hustle continues to improve, it has the potential to be a very successful and affordable indie game with a unique take on the fighting game genre.

Triston Thomas is a senior at Poudre High School and in their first year at the Poudre Press. They are planning on pursuing a career in IT after graduation.

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