|Submitted by Micah McQueary |
(Feb 02, 2005)
The first game-creator I've ever rated. It's for PC, of course, because any console game-creator is either too hard or just not worth it.
RPG Maker 2000 is one of the best RPG creators I have ever seen. In fact, it looks a lot like FFII and III. I don't know how to rate this, but I'll do my best! 2000 is one of many creators, but considered the best of the series which involves RPG Maker '95, 2003 and XP. Make your fantasy real by using this program to unleash your imagination. With the right skills, you can make a game worthy of publication. Unfortunantly, you can't, but you can put it on the net for others to play. You'd be suprised to see how many there are. Translated from Japanese by Don Miguel, this game is a must-download for anyone who loves to make their own RPG-games, especially those who worship the Final Fantasy series. I'm using it myself!
Music shall be the first to rate. You know why? Because you could make your own on Midi and use it on the game if you want! Not only that, but it also comes with midis from famous games like Chrono Cross or FFVII and FFVIII.
Graphics are great! Sure, it is an above view and looks just like FFII and III, but it still adds to the effect of a good RPG. Plus, you can download chipsets (chipsets are like a paintbrush for your maps and such. Kinds of chipsets range from Character bodies, map-worlds and many other things)or make your own. How great is that?!
Gameplay is easy once you get used to it. The programming it takes is far behind novice, and once you figure it out you'll have a full-fledged Final Fantasy in about a year or two. Yes, a good game with this program takes that long. Trust me, every moment toying with this program is endless joy. Replayablilty? Forget answering that, you can use this thing till the end of time. Or at least until they come up with RPG Maker 2004. That'd be neat.
This is a short review, I know, but that is only because I cannot review this normally as it is not a normal game. All you game-makers out there, forget about all those cruddy FPS for beginners. If you want to do C++ or any other famous game making program, this is a good start. Though it's not entirely raw game-making material, it will give you a jump-start into realizing just how difficult it really is. Put this on your #1 download list.