QUOTE (amerk @ Aug 7 2012, 02:54 PM)
Play around with it and decide. Keep in mind, while VX can do a lot that Ace can with scripts, Ace comes ready out of the box with a ton of defaults great for new designers.
1. It has way more resources. The amount of resources, and the quality, is pretty top-notch, which makes the $30 jump worth it for that.
2. Missing features have been added back in. Unlimited tilesets and passability, for example. While you can't alter the size of the tileset like in XP where you merged tilesets together, you can have 5 different A-E sets for each map.
3. New features aplenty, including being able to create your own battle formula.
4. Tons of scripts. It hasn't even been out for a full 6 months, and there's already a crapload of scripts for it.
I really love it so far. The additions are very much welcomed; I might go ahead and buy it. At the very least, I'll get someone to buy it for me. xD