Could I recreate Fossil Fighters with RPG maker VX Ace?

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I had this thought for a long time. Fossil Fighters is one of my favorite games to play when I was a kid. Now I am thinking if I could recrate it with RPG maker VX Ace.

For those who don't know, fossil fighters is an rpg where you ressurect prehistoric animals that have elemental powers, you make a team of 5, and you send them out to fight other elemental dinosaurs.

Here is the trailer for Fossil Fighters and its sequel Fossil Fighters Champions.

I am curious if this is possible to recreate using RPG Maker VX Ace, or would I need a different engine to do so.
 

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Strictly speaking, except for the 3D part, you can achieve anything with VX Ace, the main point is how much effort and skills you can put into it.
 

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Strictly speaking, except for the 3D part, you can achieve anything with VX Ace, the main point is how much effort and skills you can put into it.
What I am thinking is I would want to impliment the fossil finding, cleaning up the fossil rock, and have a team of 3 of these prehistoric animals fight.

For the combat, I was wondering if there is a way to determine hit and crit chance based on the attack element of the character or skill.
 

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As long as you are willing to use complex events and/or scripts, it is definitely possible to achieve what you are trying to do.

Of course, you have to spend some time and effort to figure out how to properly set up your events/scripts to do that.
 

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For the combat, I was wondering if there is a way to determine hit and crit chance based on the attack element of the character or skill.
this will require a reprogramming of the basic battle mechanic.
It is possible and has been done before (in many variants), but if you have to go that deep you might consider using a more current maker.

The problem is that Ace was the last Ruby-based maker, the later makers switched to javascript - and that means a lot of the community did as well.
If you can already program in Ruby/RGSS then this is no problem, but if you have to learn programming or ask others to program for you, then newer makers and javascript might be a better option to learn.
Especially considering the other advantages of doing so.
 

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