I make and play games - playing games I use as a reward for reaching specific milestones within my various development projects. I've played a wide variety of games, having started at the tender age of three and worked my way up over the years so that, at one point, I was actually going out of my way to find the original games (cartridges, CDs, whatever) to play.

All games I elect to review must be 'Complete' status (though games still in the process of clearing out bugs are fine and will be noted in the review itself). These games must have a download on RMN (as I pass them to my Dropbox queue) and need to be self contained - everything I need to play should be in the download, without needing to install anything (including RTPs; we aren't living in the days of slow connections anymore, people). You should also have any fixes in the download, not something I have to look through the comments for - I'm going to be avoiding them like the plague until I've finished the review.

When I review a game, I try to play as much of it as I can possibly stand before posting the review - I make notes/write part of the review as I'm playing, so a lot of what goes into the review is first impressions of sections. I'm also not a stickler - things don't have to be perfect - but I've seen many examples of things not done perfectly but, at the same time, not done horribly. I rate five categories on a scale from 1 to 10: Story, Graphics, Sound, Gameplay & Pacing, and Mapping & Design. 5 is average to me, so it's not necessarily saying that category is bad - it's saying it's middle of the road. Games within the same editor are compared to one another, not games across editors (I'm not going to hold an RM2k game to the same standards as a VX Ace game due to system limitations, but I won't let it hold back the RM2k game's rating) - unless the game is part of a series across multiple editors.
Legion Saga X - Episode ...
A fan updated version of the RPG Maker 2000 classic



What are you thinking about right now?

I should not have eaten so much pizza. Ugh. But there's just one more slice so...

And then I can get down to work scripting and sorting out a menu - a little bit to adapt to from XP to VXA.


Regular quality is better than poor quality!


Now you're just leaving me in suspense of whether you'll post a lot of content or not. =(

Welcome to RMN! Stay awhile, and listen! Or contribute. Contributing is better. *nods*

RMN v4.5 (and beyond) Feature Idea List

Slight possible request from someone who uses a PS3/shitty laptop to browse forums/games before shipping them to his Dropbox:

The ability to navigate images within a game simply using the arrow keys would be phenomenal. Just using the left arrow to go to the previous image and the right arrow to go to the next image would speed up dealing with clunky control systems so much.

I do believe Mulan 2 is the worst sequel ever.

I see your Mulan 2 and raise you every single Highlander sequel ever.

Hey if I embarked on a quest to remake Hero's Realm as a commercial endevor would you guys support me or hate me?

If you manage to pull it off, I'd be willing to fully support such an endeavour, possibly even (*gasp*) financially.

People who make games for others to play for free should get only love in return, never hate.

That's an oversimplified and unrealistic way to approach it. No matter how unbearably terrible your game is, I have no right to tell you how unbearably terrible it is is what I'm getting from this status.

There's a difference between hate and criticism, but yeah, the status does seem a little oversimplified in its view.

I can't believe classes are closed AGAIN.

The only way a Canadian school is ever gonna close down for the day is if Chris Christie challenges Rob Ford to celebrity boxing. :D

I'd pay to see that.

Legion Saga X - Episode One: The Children of Prophecy

Annoyingly now on hiatus - major computer problems caused the loss of all data I had. I'm searching for some of my older backups, but since I now have VX Ace, I may just swap development over to it entirely. Work on my own original project will be my main focus in the mean time - I hope to eventually pick this back up some time in the near future.

I should make a special video for RMN. What do you guys want in it?

I, for one, support the additional bacon and live action reenactments of popular RPG Maker games.