So, the RPG Maker team is really excited about the upcoming RPG Maker VX Ace, and we aren’t the only ones. Archeia and rhyme from rpgmaker.net jumped on the Japanese Ace trial the moment it hit the web.
Despite the restrictions on the trial, they set out to make a game and that game, called Princess Princess, is… surprisingly very good.
While it showed deficiencies in a few areas, mostly because of the VX Ace Trial restrictions, I had a hard time in a lot of other areas noticing. The only glaring flaw was there only being two random encounters in the whole game. I got really tired of snakes and slimes. The map restriction surprisingly didn’t seem to impact the game, and the event restriction seemed to be neatly sidestepped through some interesting tricks. Honestly I can’t wait to see what these two can do with the full version of Ace. Continue reading →
Want to see what RPG Maker can really do? Want to see what happens when someone really pushes the limits? Then get ready to play The Reconstruction by Deltree from rpgmaker.net
What makes this game special? The Gameplay. Deltree has created an enormous amount of custom systems, from a leveling system to an exploration system that seems almost lifted straight from a point and click adventure game. The one piece of gameplay though, that sticks out the most: The Battle System.
In the battle system, the battlers line up on a grid, one side reserved for your characters, and one side reserved for the antagonists. You can move in and out of range of different attacks, while attempting to keep your opponent within range of your own, but the depth of the system doesn’t end there. Each character has three “HP” values. Different skills in the game require you to pay an amount of one of the HP values, and damages one type on your enemy. This adds an interesting level of strategy that is incredibly fun once you master the nuances.
The story is told through a quest system, and while the story can be a bit hard to grasp in total, the world itself is very well fleshed out. I enjoyed hearing about the different races and nations that populated the world. You can really tell that Deltree really thought about it when making the game.
The graphics are in an interesting style, having used the RMXP RTP as a base and then added a heavy outline. It gives it a very unique look. The music fits the scenes, and while not a crowning moment for the game, is pleasing to the ears.
Overall, this game is incredibly enjoyable, and LONG. I haven’t managed to get to the end myself, but Deltree tells me that it contains around 30 hours of gameplay, and from what I’ve experienced, that sounds entirely possible.
Tell us your thoughts on this well polished RM game in the comments below!
As you are probably aware, there are a plethora (a lot) of games that have been created using one of our RPG Makers. Some of them suck and make us want to go home and cry, but some of them are pretty awesome.
“Tales of the Drunken Paladin is an RPG crafted in the old-fashion style of early consoles–a time most people now refer to as the “Golden Era” of RPG-gaming. Using Enterbrain’s clever software engine, I’ve personally cobbled together a game that will hopefully speak universal truths about humankind and the world we inhabit straight to the cockles of your heart.
If it doesn’t do that, I can at least hope to make you laugh. This game is intended for comedic purposes and should not be played by human beings younger than or equal to 16 years of age. Because of its adult-oriented thematic elements and culture-referencing material, children simply will not appreciate the humor to as great an extent. If you have children and deem it appropriate and relevant to their interests, go for it, but I’m just sayin’ it now: You’re a terrible parent.”
I’m not sure how we came across this game but it may have been via this awesome promotional Youtube video below.
I’m about 8 hours into this game and have loved almost every minute of it (Pro Tip- press enter to jump over a water tile). So far, I’ve faced rad scorpions, bad potatoes, and Meatloaf.
The game is well thought out and very entertaining. There are lots of different optional side quests, hidden bosses, and generally ridiculous things going on. The stat system is pretty in depth and there are tons of different items that will increase your stats or just make you “lol”.
Oh, and the best part about this game is that it’s free! Yup, 100% free. You can download it from the official website (http://www.drunkenpaladin.com/).
The website also has a bunch more information on the game, some screenshots, reviews, etc. If you’re stuck and/or a noob (like me), then the official walk through might be helpful.
There has already been one expansion released (it’s included in the download) and the third expansion (“Hobotropolis”) comes out on November 1st.
If you’re younger than 16 or get offended easily, then this game might not be for you.
If the above doesn’t apply to you, then you should definitely check this game out.
It’s fun, entertaining, and a great example of what you can create with RPG Maker.