Excerpt: RPG Maker III is a difficult game to review, simply because of the fact that it isn’t so much a game as it is a toolset to create one. As the name implies, RPG Maker III is an RPG editor, so the player can create anything he or she wants, limited only by the editor’s capabilities and imagination.
Excerpt: , you’ll have to spend hours typing on the keyboard. Being a fan of fantasy helps, since making any other genre is impossible. Crafting an RPG still requires the patience to master complex variables and design an intricate world, along with the direction to pull it all together. And if you can’t come to terms with the fact that a rotten game may be the fruit of your labor, you shouldn’t even bother.
Excerpt: Well, here it is. Your chance to finally make the RPG of your dreams and impress everyone while simultaneously breaking into the business. Well, maybe not, but it's still a lot of kicks just to play around with a design tool of any sort. There are various levels of game design out there. There's bare bones writing an engine from the ground up and then there are the pre-built engines you can buy and design around.
Excerpt: There is a robust community of people on the PC who create dungeons and adventures to go along with their favorite games. Titles like Neverwinter Nights and Morrowind smartly include either a creation engine or the actual tools the developers use along with the core game. This lets level designers, or modders as they are sometimes called because they create mods to a game, add into a fan community of adventures.
Conclusion: There is another option here, however. Included with RPG Maker 3 is “Dear Brave Heart”, a sample game. The game isn’t that long, nor that good, but players can feel free to modify it if they want. You can also play the sample game in its entirety if you want but in no means does it compare to any full-fledged RPG currently available on the PS2. The RPG Maker series has captured quite a following over the years.