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Maken X (Dreamcast)

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Description

Maken X is a sword - a "Soul Sword" that possesses a unique ability called brainjacking. It can take over the mind and the body of another creature and adapt all its strength and weaknesses. Maken X is also the hero of the game - a wandering mutant spirit of the sword. The ability to manipulate a person's "psi", or soul, was discovered in a research lab. The chief scientist is kidnapped by terrorists and his daughter Kay awakens Maken X who now must assist her on her dangerous mission.

Maken X is a first-person action game with emphasis on melee combat, that offers the player the possibility of controlling minds and bodies of thirteen characters the player may meet while journeying. Each character has their own attacks, advantages, and disadvantages. Throughout the game the player has to make decisions that will influence the plot and bring the game to one of its seven endings.

Screenshots

Maken X Dreamcast Title screen
Maken X Dreamcast Intro
Maken X Dreamcast Status screen
Maken X Dreamcast Gameplay

Alternate Titles

  • "魔剣X" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Planet Dreamcast Apr 25, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Dec 02, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Aug 31, 2001 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Sep 26, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 04, 2000 15 out of 20 75
HonestGamers Mar 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Apr 11, 2006 B- 67
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 08, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Armchair Empire, The Sep 01, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Joypad Sep, 2000 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

"Maken X" and its remake Maken Shao are currently the only Megaten Universe games that are not RPGs.
אולג 小奥 (168605) added Maken X (Dreamcast) on Nov 04, 2003