As for the other games I've talked about... ignore their existence for now. I'll decide what to do with them once I'm done with the current thingy.
A CHANGE OF HEEEART <3
But then I've discovered a program created specifically for this very purpose: Simulation RPG Maker 95.
However... if you've been following my Twitter feed, you might've heard me talking about how much I loathed this abomination of a tool. It has, however, actually gotten better! I discovered a new version (titled SIM RPG Maker 95 Value!), which has a much better translation, more room for custom stuff and a few other improvements here and there to make it more user friendly. After a couple hours of tinkering, here's a very early Alpha video!
Now let's talk about some of the programs faults, some of which I'm currently in the process of fixing, and a couple others which can't be fixed at all.
- the default graphics are damn ugly, even if for a 90s utility (all of the default graphics are currently being replaced!)
- when using a multi-target spell, the battle animation is shown individually for every target. Gets very annoying when you're healing people. (can't be fixed, unfortunately)
- the default music is cheesy and boring (just like the graphics, it's being replaced. Unlike the borrowed graphics, I'll create an all-new soundtrack! The track from the video is just a placeholder)
- balancing things is a pain, because all characters have both their innate stat growth in addition to their Class stats. Every character MUST have a class assigned to them. This CAN be fixed, but it's tedious and requires playtest after playtest.)
I'll keep updating stuff about this game, so be sure to visit frequently!