RPG Maker VX Ace Reviews & Product Details

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What is RPG Maker VX Ace?

RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.

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RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.


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Web Developer
Entertainment
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use that enables me to quickly create games indistinguishable from high-budget top-down 2D games on the market today. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike lack of an in-built character creation tool, such as Game Character Hub, that could otherwise help to keep all my work in the same place. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would just go for it. Given the price point, ease of use, large number of features, and the fact that you can use this software to create a game with no previous experience, RPG Maker VX Ace is totally worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

RPG Maker VX Ace has allowed me to produce games that, given my experience, I otherwise wouldn't have been able to. As such, it's namely allowed me to move into a field otherwise inaccessible to myself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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This program is great!
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Isn't a game. But it's a program that allows you to create your own game.

The interface is very friendly and the simplicity is something that doesn't scare people who are unfamiliar with programming and executing games. It has a lot of resources of customization, like music, art and etc.

For the ones that hopes to be a game design, the RPG Maker VX Ace is a good (if not the best) starting point.

For the company, it has a good use about creating simulations agains't simple hacker attacks.

It's not commonly used, but it can be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have only 2 things that i disliked in the RPG Maker VX Ace.

The maximum resolution (640x480) and the lack of new content compared to it's predecessors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like i said, this program is a good, if not the best, starting point for someone who wishes to work in game design. The program is so simple, that allows you to explore your imagination and create things that you couldn't do with just a paper and a pen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Computer System Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I've always been a fan of rpg games and even paid to play them in this regard I think it's fabulous since you can create the game through this fabulous manager and who knows if it becomes popular Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no problem with this training and development software for business motivation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent I recommend it because with this type of software we can create projects of different types and levels Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My project tries to make a rpg game where the children when they enter the pepsi platform can entertain themselves looking for the pepsi and in that way attract the children to the web market and interact with them through the game. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Game Programmer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Is a very flexible software for creating most of features that an RPG has (dialogues manager, controls movement, save system, battle system, etc.).

You can create the worlds as easy as dragging and dropping tiles.

Basically you don't need to worry for anything related to code, and you can focus on the real mechanics and story. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Most of it likes me, the only thing that I would like to be different is its scripting language (it uses Ruby, it would be better if it used Java, javascript, C# or any other "more common" language). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this software, you speed the process of creation (or at least for prototyping ideas) to start knowing if the product you are working on would be realiable or not in a faster time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Control Center Manager, N&ET
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

First of all I must say that RPG Maker Vx Ace is a powerful tool for beginners in the development of video games, but for connoisseurs of programming is an extremely versatile tool where the limit will come defined by your imagination and your technical skills in the use of Ruby as a language of programming.

The tool offers a basic manual for the development of scenarios in 2.5D environments. It contains many features that simplify the implementation of events in the scenarios: transitions, automatic movements, animations. It has a character generator, allowing you to generate protagonists for your work in an easy and fast way.

The tool is oriented to its users to share their resources (graphics, scrips, sounds, among others) to be implemented in personal projects and commercial use, always considering the copyrights defined by each creator, this implies that even with basic knowledge of programming, you can implement scrips of professionals in Ruby development, giving greater professional characteristics to your work.

The incredible thing about this application and its community, is that the tool is not only limited to the development of RPG, adding certain scripts you can change the type of game, such as a game of action and puzzles, the options are many, your creativity will define the variety of options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

RPG Maker Vx ACE corresponds to the RPG Maker franchise, which has a large number of similar programs, some older and others more modern. Having a large number of programs focused on the same creative goal (RPG videogame development) segments the community of content creators a lot and when a new RPG Maker comes up the community constantly migrates to the most current. It would be ideal to have a single application of RPG Maker that is updated with different DLC that allow to add innovative features and not create a new program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to take on the development of creative ideas embodied in a video game and turn out to be independent and with basic knowledge in programming, this will be your best option without a doubt. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The great benefit of this software is that it provides the necessary tools for the development of a creative idea, even if your technical knowledge of programming is not advanced. It condenses in a simple way the different professional aspects involved in the development of a video game. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Diseñador gráfico
Graphic Design
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

El concepto del programa en si es genial. Te da la posibilidad de crear tus propios juegos de rol sin necesidad de tener grandes conocimientos de programacion, de un modo fácil, sencillo e intuitivo. Desde luego que para sacarle el máximo jugo posible es preferible saber algo de programación, pero no imprescindible, ya que con el uso irás descubriendo por ti mismo todas las posibilidades que ofrece el RPG Maker VX Ace. Su lenguaje es sencillo y existen tutoriales sobre todas y cada una de las opciones y herramientas que incluye, que son muchas y variadas, como la creacion automatica de enemigos, niveles, heroes, etc... La posibilidad de importar las imágenes que tu quieras usar como retrato del personaje Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Al principio te verás abrumado por la gran cantidad de opciones y posibilidades, queriendo utilizarlas todas ellas en el primer mapa. Sin embargo, una vez te lo tomas con calma todo va sobre ruedas. La mayor pega, a mi juicio, es el sistema de combate. Anteriores RPG Makers utilizaban una vista lateral, similar al final fantasy VI, sin embargo, este vuelve a las raices de los RPGs, con una vista "subjetiva" de nuestros heroes, dando una sensación de estaticidad que puede llegar a arruinar la experiencia a algunos creadores. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Dadle una oportunidad y tomáoslo con calma u os veréis abrumados por su casi infinita paleta de posibilidades. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Te da muchas ideas de lo que puedes desarrollar, llegando algunas personas a monetizar sus creaciones Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Creating RPGs in this day and age has never been so much fun. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The biggest challenge for me when using this software is the user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A huge benefit that I've come to realize is just how much more efficient I can be when working on gaming content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Managing Owner
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

RPG Maker VX Ace, like every RPG Maker program before it, comes with a fully loaded library of presets for you to play around with and use at your leisure This helps to alleviate the extremely steep learning curve that is inherent to the program. Native documentation and helps are sparse and vague when it comes to the actual mechanics and utilization of the different game variables and settings. Fortunately, another one of the best things about the RPG Maker series of programs is the die hard user base that provide third party support in a multitude of ways. There are plenty of freeware RPG Maker games, demos, scripts, sprites, tilesets, animations, tutorials, etc. available in vast amounts for anyone to use. Some of these media additions are now being sold for low prices due to the advent of content marketing platforms such as Steam, but the availability of information and media is still quite abundant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve as I previously mentioned can take quite some time to adapt to. True proficiency and comprehension of the scope of capabilities that RPG Maker provides are difficult to come by, so most projects end up in development hell or released as sub-par fan games. Outside knowledge of scripting style languages will give you a huge boost in design manipulation, and computer graphic design- especially sprite and tile modeling are also huge assets to have. No one ever said a AAA JRPG style piece of game software should be easy to make, or able to be developed overnight - this engine and library in a shell reinforces that concept heavily by not completely holding your hands - but still providing enough to keep your mouth watering and anticipating your next unique design move to establish your own IP. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you do not already have experience with game design, computer graphic design, computer animation, or scripting languages (preferrably all of these or a combination thereof) then be prepared to spend a substantial amount of time learning how to utilize RPG Maker VX Ace to its full capacity while maintaining a quality and coherent project/end product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Game development has many uses in the modern information technology era. I used to utilize the RPG Maker series of programs, including RPG Maker VX Ace for hobbyist purposes - and to help build my game design capabilities. My career has since developed along its own path, and I see other uses for game design such as advertising and promotional media. I have heavy experience with the software itself, but as for promotional and advertising concepts - I am still in the prototype development stage - but there is definite promise. The use of media such as games for alternative purposes than straight gaming is building steam quickly and has the potential for limitless customer reach. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Gameplay/AI Programmer
Computer Games
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

RPG Maker was designed to focus on a particular genre (japanese role-playing games) and it does it particularly well. Just like GameMaker, RPG Maker provides a visual editor that allows beginners dwelve into game development without that much of a hassle, while providing more experienced developers with a scripting system, based on Ruby, with which more complex systems can be developed, like a jib system, advanced inventories, and even overhauling the battle mechanics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The main problem with RPG Maker is that the gap between the visual editor and the scripting system is abysmal. This means that the visual editor has plenty of shortcomings compared to the more powerful alternative, resulting in plenty of games that will look and feel the same.

Also, resources available through Steam are very expensive, making it even harder for amateurs and beginners to have unique sprites and audio effects in their game. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to learn RGSS2 (the scripting language based in Ruby) to take advantage of the engine to its full extent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So far, I have been using RPG Maker for personal purposes only. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Operations Analyst
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use and the ability to make things without knowing how to code Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not know how to use the software to its full potential Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is by far a great software but they just released a new program that I have seen other people use that has even more features. It is good but you should look at the updated version for the price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had always wanted to start a small business making video games in my free time for fun but I have not really solved business problems with it per se. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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