I've read several documents on how to manage game type data:
Im developing an offline RPG game in Unity3D. I've made online games before, but with online we had an edge for the database. For the online game we used a MySQL database each time the player loaded the game, they would download the database (JSON setup) and we would parse it on the client side and it would be good to go.
However for an offline RPG I don't have the luxury of storing my game type data online. To be clear when I say type data I mean things like: -Monster tables -Item tables -Ability tables etc
What I liked about the MySQL database was that it was tabluar and I could edit rows and columns easily and not need to create hundreds of classes/subclasses to manage the type data.
My question is how can I mimic the MySQL database in Unity3D?
I considered using an excel file but I feel that would be so easy for the user to hack. Just change the excel data and boom, you've hacked the game.
Is there a way I can create an offline (secure-ish) flatfile database that will let me avoid having to create tons of type data class files to manage all my game data?