I’ve recently gotten back into Yomi (hadn’t played much since Round 1) and I forgot how much I love it.
That being said, the online version could do with a little extra content. While playing I was imagining what the game would be like with a simple arcade/story mode thrown in. All I’m thinking of is 6 rounds with short text interactions between each one, and then a single image for the ending.
Here’s the lore
I’ll post a few examples. Feel free to add your own.
Round 1: Midori
Grave and Jaina are training with Midori. Grave has a training match with him. After the fight, Midori says Grave has completed his training, but tells him fighting has uses beyond personal strength.
Round 2: Jaina
Jaina and Grave have been separated for a year or two. They have a sparring match. After the match Jaina says the reason she found Grave was to tell him that they were invited to something called the Fantasy Strike tournament.
Round 3: Setsuki
Setsuki is Grave’s first match of the tournament. She asks for his autograph and stuff.
Round 4: Argagarg
Arg is the next round. After the fight, Arg says he can feel that Grave’s heart is heavy and that he shouldn’t bottle up emotions. Grave says fists are all that matter (or some Ryu nonsense)
Round 5: Rook
Rook is the final round of the tournament. After the fight he is impressed and asks Grave to join his revolution and fight for justice. Grave walks away.
Final Round: EX Onimaru
Onimaru and his men crash the tournament. Grave challenges him and says Oni killed his father. Onimaru doesn’t care or remember. After the fight Grave spares Onimaru’s life, now understanding that killing him will do nothing to prevent future injustice. He turns to head back to Rook. From a distance, Menelker watches and frowns. He says Grave needs a reminder.
Round 1: Grave
Grave and Jaina have a sparring match. After the match, Grave says Jaina is too reckless. She says she does things her way and doesn’t care what he thinks. She says she’ll see him at the Fantasy Strike tournament.
Round 2: DeGrey
Jaina makes fun of him for being so rigid. She also thinks his clothes are lame. After the fight she mocks him some more. DeGray wonders why Rook let such an asshole into the tournament.
Round 3: Valerie
Val comments that Jaina’s style is rigid and predictable. Jaina never had anyone say that about her before. She gets offended and beats Val. Val comments that although she acts upbeat, she’s got rage in her heart (or she says a red aura or something)
Round 4: Bal Bas Beta
At night, BBB finds the tournament. Jaina runs into him and thinks he’s an enemy from Flagstone. She beats him and tries to destroy him. Geiger interrupts her and calls her stupid for attacking before talking. She gets offended and leaves the tournament.
Round 5: Gwen
While wandering away, she gets attacked by Gwen. She beats her and Gloria appears to heal her sister, who had escaped her. Gwen is drowsy but she tells Jaina that she could feel her anger during the fight. She tells Jaina not to end up like her.
Final Round: EX Menelker
Menelker finds Jaina and tells her that he killed Midori. She flips out and they fight. After it he says she has potential but needs work. He tells her to let Grave know and leaves. Jaina vows revenge.