In 1999, the developer Atlus released Maken X in 2000. After that in 2001, they released an improved version of the game named Maken Shao: Demon Sword with high quality graphics.
The game context
In the game, the background was a war between major countries such as the United States, China and the Soviet Union. During that period, a new weapon was developed, Maken, which was created from the spirit of the owner. It opened a new era of military technology. Thus, the conflict of the major powers increased. Underground wars occurred all over the world to control Maken. In a battle, a Maken research facility in Japan was destroyed. The enemy stole this technology. Kay Sagami will be the first Maken user to look for stolen technology and destroy the dark organization.
In Maken X, the players will see a short scene to summarize the story of the game. They will then select their characters in the system that the game provides. Kay Sagami is the main character, you can also choose other characters to play and create your story. The gameplay of Hack & Slash style will attract players at first sight. Your only weapon is Maken, and you have to use them to destroy the enemies. The best way to kill an opponent is to move behind them to perform attacks. You will receive double the amount of damage when you do this trick and defeat the opponent with a few slashes. After defeating them, players will receive experience points to upgrade their Maken and many new effects. Overcoming the levels, you will become stronger. Boss often appears, and players have to make the most of Maken’s ability to complete the game.
Maken X possesses beautiful and smooth 3D graphics. Players will get the best experience with the game’s excellent visual. However, may gamers in Japan feel sickness after playing this game. Therefore, Maken Shao: Demon Sword has many changes in the color and activity of the character. Besides, this version also has more new cut-scenes to make up for the lack of story in the first version.