US Release: December 11, 2012
It should be noted that VX and VX Ace are entirely different tools. This is the first RPG Maker that was distributed via Steam as well as had a boxed edition. Reception for this maker has been very good and has been used by indie developers to created some noticeable products that have also been featured on Steam.
With this maker came 64 bit OS support, RGSS3 scripting, multiple tile set support, and formulaic damage attacks. It also comes with the Samurai update from VX. Also, for the first time, VX Ace has a free Lite Edition that lets you become familiar with the maker before you decide to purchase it.
So, after a few days checking out what it's capable of, what's my opinion of it?
Well, let's try and see if we can't do just that.
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.
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