Parents' Guide to

RPG Maker Fes

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

RPG game builder provides good framework but no tutorials.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2017
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

A creative game.

Seeing my kids play RPG Maker FES, all I can see is them making characters and sharing their RPGs to one another. This is really instresting game, worth all of £30!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Although there are no instructions for this portable game designer, it's even easier to take your creativity on the go in this excellent handheld edition. While this first entry into the handheld world may not be as in-depth as the previous PC versions, RPG Maker Fes is still a great way for folks new to video game design to take their RPG story ideas and make them a reality. People familiar with the RPG Maker process will enjoy being able to whip out their Nintendo 3DS and design on the fly. But new users are at a disadvantage, thanks to the lack of any form of tutorial or instructions. RPG Maker Fes provides all the tools to design the next great RPG game, but figuring out how to maneuver poorly organized menus with no guidance is the biggest challenge.

With a slew of sprites (pre-designed characters and graphic objects), detailed tiles, and a fully customizable storytelling experience, players have the framework to create some amazing games. One minor complaint is that a lot of the game isn't customizable. RPG creators are stuck with the provided sprites with no ability to create their own. But having pre-designed elements can also be seen as a positive attribute, as it gives users the ability to jump right in and get to story building, instead of spending even more hours designing every little element. Despite the minor flaws, if you enjoy building, designing, and creating, this game has all the right elements for you to create an epic adventure to share with the world.

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