I got RPG maker on the Steam sale back in December, and I’ve toyed around with it quite a bit. There’s an odd bit of nostalgia in knowing that I have an easy template and tools at my disposal to create the style of game and story that so captivated me as a pre-teen and young teenager.
The toolset doesn’t seem to have extreme depth, but what it does, it seems to do well.
My favorite feature is the character sprite creator, which allows you to build a character from parts with both a close-up face and matching walking character sprite.
Is it worth $70? Probably not unless you have something in mind to create. For $30, I think it’s a neat toy. Try to catch it on sale.