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  • Summary: RPG Maker 2 for PlayStation2 gives players a virtual blank screen and every conceivable tool they?ll need to create the RPG of their dreams. By providing fully rendered 3D models for all characters, monsters, backgrounds, and items, RPG Maker 2 lets the players create intricate, detailed worlds of their own. No other game in the history of video games has ever provided this much incentive for gamers to use every ounce of their creativity! Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. An RPG-making beast that requires serious time and dedication. [Holiday 2003, p.40]
  2. Sadly, you can't create textures or models, but those who are able to tame this monster will still find an abundance to love. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  3. 75
    Those who stick with the clunky interface and difficult scripting options will be able to pull off some truly incredible pieces of work.
  4. Please don't think this is one of those games you can just pick up as you go along. It isn't. Trust me... This is work. [Nov 2003, p.144]
  5. 70
    If you’re really serious about this, better game-creating titles do exist, especially on the PC, offering easier interfaces and more freedom to mess with the basic building blocks. Still, this makes for an entry point into the vast realm of game design.
  6. It has one major flaw - the gameplay is downright appalling. A blind man on ice has more control than your character's general movements. [Jan 2004, p.130]
  7. "Fu-Ma" (the included game) is both useless and boring. It's blurry graphics and awkward control (in an RPG?!) provide a sickening surety that no matter how much time you spend in design, the final result won't be worth playing. [Feb 2004, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 6 out of 45
  1. DuxDux
    Oct 18, 2003
    I have this rpg maker and it is really great i have made 3 games so far and they are amazing! This one is "Must Buy!"
  2. JamesD.
    May 16, 2005
    Rockin' but difficult?
  3. MykeB.
    Oct 28, 2003
    This game is great if you seriously have absolutely have nothing better to do. It requires time, effort, and a lots of imagination. But in the end, it's an altogether kick-ass experience. I mean you made your onw game!!!! Expand
  4. CountD.
    Jan 20, 2004
    Don't laugh at the name, cause i didn't come up with it. Anyways, Rpg Maker 2 is sweet, with heavily in-depth flagging systems an a more advanced field of game design than it's predecessor. Expand
  5. DanM.
    Apr 5, 2004
    This game is more than i could ask for. its plain out awesome.
  6. ChadS.
    Dec 14, 2004
    "This game is awesome I've not got it yet but I'm getting it for christmas and I've read at least 15 diffrent website reviews but there are a few problems which is why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 but I know I will really like it even if it takes 500 hours to make 1 game ::TWO THUMBS UP:: " Expand
  7. BenV.
    Jun 29, 2005
    I waited four years for this game after making many games using RPG Maker 1. This is the worst dissapointment I've ever had in gaming. I actually cried after I tried the damn thing for several hours. An utter piece of useless garbage. Expand

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