System: Sony Playstation
US Release: December 6, 2000
Released only in Japan in 2000, RPG Tsukuru 4 is an RPG Maker that improved upon what we know in America as "RPG Maker" to a great degree, including a side-scrolling battle system, summon spells, variables and more. Unfortunately, it was never localized officially.
However, RPG Maker Magazine has a patch, graciously provided by member Remeer, that allows English audiences to play this "lost" game for the first time. Check the RT4 Tools section for the patch.
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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