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