May 052015
 
Competitive Gaming Round-Up

A few interesting tidbits have been around lately of interest to agoners. The biggest one is the excellent competitive card game Yomi finally coming to Steam on May 8th. Whilst I’ve played this game tons already in it’s web version and it’s physical form, this is still a huge deal as it will have much more visibility and appeal on the Steam platform which should expand the player pool no end. The Yomi team have done an absolutely incredible job […Full Story…]

Jan 302013
 
Yomi: A newbie's guide to starting out with Lum

Lum is a very attractive character for a lot of new players at Yomi. It’s also been said this is a bit of a shame though, because he’s one of the most complex characters in the game to play with, and so not exactly ideal for a new player. Yomi is a competitive game that supremely tests your valuation and reading (yomi) skills. As it’s a turn-based card game, there’s no real ‘execution’ to speak of (apart from rare cases […Full Story…]

Jan 112013
 
Yomi: A Grave Decision

When I last wrote about Yomi, I was still very new to the game, but I’d decided to buy a single online character to get me started and to help me learn to play the game. I do think this is definitely the best way to get started at online Yomi, because I feel there’s just too much going on and too much to learn if you are playing with different characters every week on the free rotation; unless of […Full Story…]

Jul 032012
 
Yomi: Further down the learning spiral

I last took a look at Yomi when I was a complete newbie to the game. Here’s some continued thoughts on the game, the interface, and well, just about anything about it, as I’ve continued to play and enjoy it more. In case this seems overly critical, I have to say up front that I consider Yomi to be the most interesting 1v1 competitive game around right now! 1. Interface/tutorial issue – It took me far too long to figure […Full Story…]

Mar 022012
 
Yomi: An Intimidating Introduction?

There’s been precious little in the way of competitive video games that have interested me recently. Whilst I’ve spent time in competitive games of Halo Reach, Street Fighter 2 HD Remix, StarCraft II and even Gears of War 3 lately, none are quite perfect to my taste or are lacking in some way to my gaming design ideals of how I’d like them to be implemented as online games. Other games I’ve read about or even trialled seem to be […Full Story…]