RPG Maker PlayStation

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 82
    I love this thing! It's a dream come true for me and anyone else who has ever wanted to create his or her own RPG.
  2. Too difficult for all but the most dedicated creators, and even they may find themselves frustrated by the program's constraints.
  3. If you ever wanted to make your own "Final Fantasy," and you've got enough patience and free time, then you MUST buy this game!
  4. I'm glad it's finally here, and I can't wait to hear about the wild adventures you create!
  5. Although its graphics are dated and its sounds poor MIDI-like compositions, your imagination and your patience are the only limits to what you (and only YOU) can achieve in the game.
  6. What good is a set of tools that frustrates more than it aids creation?
  7. If you have some vision, creative ambition, and a whole lot of time on your hands, RPG Maker just may be the game for you.
  8. Marred by technical difficulties, ultimately simplistic design and a painfully complex interface, RPG Maker is less a dream come true than a nightmare that never seems to end.
  9. If you're willing to invest a few weeks...or months...the results are well worth the effort. [Nov 2001, p.46]
  10. While it might not be up to the visual caliber of the current era of RPGs, it is a flexible and resourceful title that can bring forth an experience unlike any other - as long as you're willing to fork over the time commitment.
  11. If you have the time, patience, and inclination to build your own RPGs but don't know how to program yourself, then RPG Maker is the perfect solution.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. HedrumH.
    Dec 28, 2004
    You can make fairly decent games on this thing; but, just a fair warning for those who haven't played it, it is so limited.
  2. JaredR.
    Aug 26, 2003
    I don't know what the hell that guy is smoking, but honestly it is a bit hard 2 navigate. But don't let that deter you. It still is well worthy of a purchase. Once you spend a few hours learning how 2 get stuff running it becomes just as addicting as many great RPGs such as Diablo 2 and the FF series. Full Review »
  3. JoseB.
    Feb 14, 2006
    Easy tool, good graphics (enough for the PS engine and compared to other RPGs) great music! Better than some other RPGs... Fun to play! specially if you figured out how to make good use of all tools. What else would someone need? You can even make you graphics if you buy a mouse, I believe... but never tried it! Full Review »