Posted: May 16
Rather than asking why would I recommend this software, the better question is why would I not?
Granted, my thoughts on the software is a bit biased because it was a part of my childhood (RPG Maker for the PS1), but RPG Maker is still a great software for those wanting to brave that which is game development and make their own old-school RPG they've always wanted to growing up. The software is easy to use, and there are many resources available both here on Steam, the official site, and on the internet.
Now keep in mind, like with most development tools, you'll need art, music, and sounds. Assets to make your project unique and stand out from the stock assets included with the software. There's also the programming side, which involves understanding Ruby and how it functions in RPG Maker if you want to do more than use scripts created by other people for battle systems and such. This is the real work, and with enough time and effort anyone can make something great.
Just to give you some idea, look at Corpse Party. Created with RPG Maker in 1996 on the PC-9801, it was popular enough for two remakes (one on windows while the other on the PSP and iOS), two sequels, adapted into four manga series, even being used in a theme park attraction in Japan.
Now I'm not saying that everyone that buys these products can make something that explodes into something like that, but there's always that potential to make something great as long as you're serious about it.