RPG Maker Review: To the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

To the Moon is the first commercial RPG Maker game I’ve played as well as being my first review of 2012. A game made by a small indie team called Freebird Games,  it’s available for download on their site at the price of nearly £10 (a generous one-hour trial is available too). This price is pretty hefty for a game offering only fours of game play but I’ll give my opinion on what it’s worth down below.

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RPG Maker Review: Beyond the Gate

Beyond the Gates Lies a Story to be Told

Beyond the Gate is a RPG Maker 2003 game made by Sam for the 2011 RMN Summer Games contest.

It follows the life of Claire, a young woman who struggles with living with terminal cancer. As you play through the game, you play as Claire facing her fears which physically manifest themselves as ghostly entities. The game doesn’t really focus on the illness at hand and chooses to follow a much more general theme much to it’s benefit. Continue reading

RPG Maker Review: Sister’s Storybook

A Short and Sweet Story

Sister’s Storybook is a RPG Maker XP game made by rabitZ and Epischdrew for the 2011 RMN Summer Games contest.

The story follows a young boy who is magically transported into his sister’s storybook (hence the game title). As you play through the game, you’ll realise this is more of a doodle book rather than a storybook as there are no short stories to be found. Instead you are required to get out of specific scenarios which involve either puzzles or turn-based battles – usually both. Continue reading

RPG Maker Review: Vampiros

Drink Up

Vampiros is calunio‘s first RPG Maker 2000 game that was made several years ago and re-released as an English translated version for the Valedictory Game Drive.

It’s a traditional RPG game that follows the story of a vampire named Alef who sets out to find why vampires exist and ultimately his own purpose.

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