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  • Summary: From the Designer Series, RPG Maker 3 features an easy to use toolset and transforms 2D instruction into 3D worlds allowing you to produce exciting and enchanting games. It’s storytelling at its best. Choose your characters, worlds, items, landscapes, add a script and more. In no time, youFrom the Designer Series, RPG Maker 3 features an easy to use toolset and transforms 2D instruction into 3D worlds allowing you to produce exciting and enchanting games. It’s storytelling at its best. Choose your characters, worlds, items, landscapes, add a script and more. In no time, you are enjoying a “custom title” created by yours truly. [Agetec Inc] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. So, if you've always wanted to try making a game for the PS2, or are just interested in design at all, then you should consider checking this out. Otherwise it's probably not for you. It all comes down to desire and imagination.
  2. Considering the extent to which one can create an interactive adventure on the PlayStation 2 console system, RPG Maker 3 is a stalwart adventure that does a fine job of not only putting creation tools in the hands of gamers, but making them easy to use.
  3. There's still a massive learning curve, but it's about as accessible as a program of this type can be. [Aug 2005, p.51]
  4. However, the magic of the original RPG Maker has been lost, somewhat, by the newest member of the family. There is too much that cannot be done, and no way to change it anymore.
  5. 70
    The actual engine and game mechanics aren't all that great, but if you're inventive you're certainly given the opportunity to create great characters and a lively back story through conversation and such.
  6. In the time it takes to create any sort of viable or interesting content in RPG Maker, you could play through a real game. [Aug 2005, p.101]
  7. Another mediocre game in a mediocre series, but is worth the time if you are an ardent, and I mean ardent, fan of RPGs and quite possibly that guy who plays DM during your friend’s Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 2, 2013
    10
    Way better user interface then 2 by far, and the graphics on it are much more up to date as well, but is still pretty limited in certain areasWay better user interface then 2 by far, and the graphics on it are much more up to date as well, but is still pretty limited in certain areas that 2 is not. But still great if you have a story you want to see as a game. Expand
  2. Bob
    Sep 14, 2005
    8
    It seems like RPG Maker will be easier this time around. But if your not the waiting type then you can fail like anyother RPG Maker. Also if It seems like RPG Maker will be easier this time around. But if your not the waiting type then you can fail like anyother RPG Maker. Also if you think playing a other RPG is easier then your right. But ppl who want to make RPGs will see it differently then ppl who don't wanna make RPGs. Expand
  3. JacquelineI.
    Oct 24, 2007
    8
    A good game for people who have written a story and want to make it into a game. The game has a few faults such as your "people" beings A good game for people who have written a story and want to make it into a game. The game has a few faults such as your "people" beings designed on the class they are in. The Graphics were better then I expected. The creation was easy to use. I hope they make a fourth RPG maker.. they have a few major flaws that they need to work out. Expand
  4. DickF.
    Sep 22, 2005
    6
    Love the concept . I had RPG maker one and this is much easier to use however, not being able to customize charector models is such a major Love the concept . I had RPG maker one and this is much easier to use however, not being able to customize charector models is such a major draw back that I wanted to throw my controller at the screen. I mean you can ONLY use prefab char models what a crock of crap!!!!!!! Expand
  5. MelissaR.
    Dec 23, 2005
    5
    Well I just bought this game thinking I could do what I couldn't do in rpg maker 2 for ps2 I did like the fact that making world maps Well I just bought this game thinking I could do what I couldn't do in rpg maker 2 for ps2 I did like the fact that making world maps and dungeon was easy but I got to say there is alot of lacking in the making of this game...Charater Battlers don't match each other neither does the 2d graphics with 3d model. My next thing is that they have emotions BUT you can't make them walk around to a certain point major bummer in rpg maker 1 and 2 you could. Expand
  6. RobW.
    Oct 6, 2005
    5
    Ok, This game I have to say has way too many flaws in it. Not being able to choose what you look like in battle, it's only based on the Ok, This game I have to say has way too many flaws in it. Not being able to choose what you look like in battle, it's only based on the class you have chosen. Then theres the animated pictures that are "supposed to go with the 3D modeling", come on what is that. I mean honestly how do you compare an Old man Sage 3D model with some of the younger looking Portraits....just doesn't work and I was very, very upset over that. Another thing that hit me was not being able to customize your outfit bit by bit, only one solid color and there was only 4 of them. Weapons should have been all open to whom ever you choose to wield. Some of the items you create are limited to the graphics, such as not be able to produce an item that boosts your status by a point, EX - (Power Food +1 to STR). Oh god! Then theres the magic, whoa boy don't get me started on that, when it comes to RPGs I am a Magic useing fanatic, and to only make what they have there, really got to me. I couldn't even make a Wind Spell at ALL! sigh.... Why did they have to mess it up, I've heard they spent so much time on this game....but apparently not enough. Over all I have to say they did manage to get the game to look very, very nice in graphics I'll give them that, and the map making I liked it was very easy and very creative too. To conclude my review, all I have to say is that if they go for a fourth please, please make it enjoyable at least more than one way like full customazations for Characters, Magic, and Items. Expand
  7. RPGFan
    Feb 1, 2008
    4
    I sold the game. I started out loving it because of the storyteller system and the graphics were really nice. Once I got to the characterI sold the game. I started out loving it because of the storyteller system and the graphics were really nice. Once I got to the character making I just about went super saiyan and obliterated my PS2. It pissed me off so much when I found the noose around my neck that were the class models. You can only use certain weapons if you're this class, you can only look like these if you're this class, you have to be a male to have that class, you can only use this if you're a female, Fuck That!!! You should not limit the creater telling him this is how your character will look, any problems. Yes!!! I almost went sompletely insane trying to find a way past it. It almost seems like they went out of their way to screw this game to pieces. Expand