Monday, March 30, 2009

Games Played 03/26/2009

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - PSP
Vanishing Point - Dreamcast

*Didn't feel like gaming on that day and I got a bit sick too.


RPG Maker 3 (2004)
Developer: Enterbrain, Inc./Runtime, Inc.
Platform: PlayStation 2
Purchase Date: 10/05/2005

A samurai getting heavily philosophical with a happy-go-lucky treant.

It should be evident from this website that I love to write. It's not just my personal favorite pastime - besides gaming - but it has been prevalent in my professional life as well. If you like writing as much as I do, then RPG Maker 3 will be one of the most fun games you will ever get to play. As the title suggests, it's a role playing game editor that has enough complexities to allow you to create mini masterpieces of your own. You are stuck with the medieval-era settings but by using just a tiny bit of imagination, you can really go wild with this game. You can create your own world maps, towns, and dungeons but of course you do not have much control over the pre-set battle mechanics and character designs. But as we all know, what makes a great RPG is its storyline and the "Story and Rules" options are quite fun to experiment with. You can't make the games too huge but there are ways to go around that problem. A USB-keyboard is a must for this game or you will go crazy in less than 5 minutes if you use the on-screen keyboard. It's a shame that there is no online connectivity that would enable you to share your creative creations easily. This problem was solved last year with the release of RPG Maker XV for the Personal Computer that I have yet to try out.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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