It's fun for a while, but gets old when you realize how limited you are!
20 April 2011
Summary: "RPG Maker 3" had potential. It could have been a great deal of fun. But there's one HUGE problem holding it back... limitation. I will admit, when I first got RPG Maker 3 for the PS2, I spent a few months playing with it, and it was fun. You basically build 3D fields, towns and dungeons by setting down preset models of houses and castles and props, and you can use characters from a library of preset models for your party and/or NPCs.
Summary: OK, first off I made 2 game on rpg maker 2 and the were a joy to make. I am also getting rpg maker 1 for Christmas. Rpg Maker 3 is just sooooo limited. On rpg maker 2 you could customize your own characters and you had over a hundred models to choose from. On rpg maker 3 you only have about 20-30 and you can't customize them at all. The spells look crappy and you really can't customize the way they look.
Summary: This is the kind of title I hate to talk bad about, but I would lack integrity if I didn't. Woe is me. As a diehard RPG fan of the "old days" (NES and SNES rockin' the best ones in my opinion), I couldn't help but desire an "RPG maker." After all, I don't buy PC titles unless they include the very important words "Map Editor Included" or something similar. For me, customization is my game.
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
2 September 2006
Summary: RPG Maker 3 is a software program designed to help newbie coders learn how to make their own adventure game. As you might expect, some people think it is great - and others find it very limited. Many modern games come with "level creators", so most people who are interested in game design have given a try at putting together a level or two. You lay out the rooms, add in textures, add in a few character models and then see how things go.