System: Sony Playstation 2
US Release: October 27, 2003
The sequel to the popular RPG Maker, RPG Maker 2 (also called RM2 or RPGM2) was the second RPG Maker brought to the United States by Agetec. RPG Maker 2 the first 3D RPG Maker, featuring a character editor, map creation tools, visual FX editor, script editor, and monster animation.
Note: Change the ".xps" (Xport) extention of the saves to ".max" if you have a Max Drive or ".sps" if you have a Sharkport. The three extentions are interchangeable.
"The platform game is "Klonoa" style rather than the typical PS2 Crash Bandicoot/Jak and Daxter style.
Story: You star as Sid Grisly. An orange bear that must fulfill his destiny by saving a tropical island from a volcano. You must perform the legendary Ket-Su-Ken katta atop the volcano to summon the Red Phoenix. Once summoned, the Red Phoenix will grant a wish to spare the island from a being pure of heart. It's like Dr.Slump meets Mario Sunshine."
And finally, I would like to say I am honored to have SD Paradise as my first Review of the New year, and my first review of any RPGM2 game. On with the show!
Though RPG Maker is a fantastic tool, it is also a limited one. Developers have struggled for years against the base set of tools given in the RPG Maker titles and have found and used countless tricks to manipulate the software into creating some of the greatest user-made software in RPG Maker history.
This article, written in celebration of RPGMM's 100,000th hit, is designed to showcase just a sliver of the magnitude of talent that dwells in the RPG Maker community. While few people ever agree with lists, this is only the opinion of one mere mortal (Ixzion). Make sure to read our reviews and our user ratings to find the best games out there by developers! Some developers, when the game told them "Hey, you can't do that!", spit in the game's face and told RPG Maker that it better do what they want. RPG Maker then complied with their demands and that how these games came into being. True story.
Or maybe not. Still, these games break the rules, and that's all that matters.
The Awards, nominated and voted on by the actual community, are given to the games, produced within the last year, and their creators in recognition of their mutual excellence in the field of RPG Maker.