With the release date quickly approaching for the console release od RPG Maker MV, September 8th for the NA and September 11th for EU on Nintendo Switch and PS4 there are a few things you should know right out the gate. First off, I can not make this clear enough, this is NOT a review and should not be taken as one. This is just some info for you guys about the game. All of it can be confirmed on their website over at https://nisamerica.com/games/rpgmaker-mv. You guys all know about my relationship with NIS America, I have reviewed quite a few of their games, but they do not pay me to say anything and I don’t get kickbacks aside from the occasional review copies they send me, and I have on occasion given them less than good reviews. Looking at you The Princess Guide (PS4 Review.
That being said, the Second thing you need to know is NIS America does NOT publish the PC version. You won’t be playing games made by PC users on your PS4 or Switch or publishing your games on Steam with the console version.
The third thing you need to know is at launch there will be something called RPG Maker MV Player. It is a free download even if you do not own RPG Maker itself and it will allow you to play people’s creations. So if you want to see what people are making but not create them yourself, its a good option.
Honestly, as long as you keep those two things in mind and realize this is pretty much for making a game specifically for the console you buy it on and that you will be learning fundamentals of making a game minus all the coding, meaning this isn’t going to be an exciting action-packed game but a slow methodical game you will need to sink time into to see results, you may want to look into it. Or you can wait for my inevitable review because we all know I’m going to be picking this one up, just like I did the PC version. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
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