System: Sony Playstation
US Release: September 17, 2000
It all began here. RPG Maker (RPG Tsukuru 3 in Japan; also called RM or RPGM) was the first RPG Maker brought to the United States by Agetec.
RPG Maker is very customizable, featuring over 200 custom images, a sample game (the cult classic Gobli), and a program called Anime Maker, which allows developers to create custom art for their projects.
Generic Quest 8 is an RPG featuring a turn-based custom battle system on RPG Maker 1. CBSs are hard to come by on this Maker, as it's a rather limited game creation tool, having originally released in Japan in 1997. But a rather bored Lantis felt like tinkering with RPGM1, with this being the result, and he asked me to take a look at it. I wound up playing the game for the premiere of my 7th season of let's plays. Was it an impressive way to begin the new season, or was Lantis in way over his head when he created this? Let's find out.
Jester's Hunt is a collect-a-thon adventure inspired by Banjo-Kazooie, and was released for RPG Maker 1 back in August 2003. Also, I made it. Is it weird for me to review my own game? Maybe. But after what I did to the game in my recent let's play of it, it's probably safe to say that this is not going to be a biased review.
"10,000 years ago, the evil entity known as Creolder came to power in the parallel worlds of Exia and Revenia. Only one man stood against him, and after months of searching, acquired the one weapon capable of beating Creolder, the legendary Zone Blade. After a lengthy battle, the man used the Zone Blade's power to exile Creolder into the silent zone, the Relchum Abyss.
The game itself is based largely on an anime called Devil Hunter Monoko. I've never seen the anime myself but in my experience I can see that what Omni's produced is most likely close to the what the plot would be like (devil slaying, sex talk, and all that teen girl Asian anime crap).
So, after a few days checking out what it's capable of, what's my opinion of it?