What are the reasons for using overworld maps? [I understand it is there RPG Maker software.:p I mean another reason. I think is mostly because of convenience and story bound map related. I am guessing as you can see.]
1. Allows a fast travel
2. The story can jump all over the places.
it took soooo long to get character assist to work right in my game. like certain fighting games, a team mate can hop in, do an attack, then leave. it works since these are all one on one fights (usually)
TRIVIA: I love Japanese food and culture! I've never been to Japan, but someday I'm going to go to Tokyo and do some touring, including Disneyland Tokyo and DisneySea! And I even prepared myself for earthquake safety.