Well… this was a couple of weeks ago, but the point still stands, an official release of RPG Maker 2003 has been made, and I’m one happy camper right now. I’m planning on doing a comparison of RPG Maker 2003, XP, and VX Ace in the near future, so look out for that.
If anyone wants to take a look, Click here. It’s only 19.99, so it should be worth it for anyone that likes Retro RPGs and would like to try their hand at making one themselves.
In the end though, I’d say that I’m going to stick with RPG Maker VX Ace, which has better looking graphics (Though the chibi characters are a bit annoying for me…) and the flexible scripting system.