Hi! I recently got into rpg maker and I am making a super short game as my first project to learn things and practice, but I want to put in as much effort as I would if I was working on a long term project.
This map is meant to be a small village/town where the character starts. I still have to add some decor and foliage around but I wanted to get some feedback on what I have so far. Overall I'm proud of my first map!
I had to cut it in half because the file was too large.
here are some notes that I made myself, but I'm not sure if they're valid points and I'm also not certain how to address them.
1. The roofs! I'm not sure why but I don't really like these. Maybe they're too flat? Is there a different way I can set them up?
2. I noticed there's a bit of empty space below the bottom path on the second level. Should I add another house? I could do a little shed and fill it with wood piles, since it's a forest village. I also had an idea of adding a treasure chest in that little corner.
There's also a bit of space to the right of the path beside the lower right house. What could I fill in here? Maybe a clothes line would look nice? I had a thought of putting a small vegetable garden here but the next area the character will go to is meant to be a farm so I don't think that would be a good idea.
3. Should I try to edit the stairs a little darker so it better matches with the brown rock walls?
4. When I started mapping I edited the grass to make it darker but now with everything filled in the lighter grass isn't looking as bad as I thought it would. Which do you prefer, light or dark?
Please share any advice or suggests!