Xak comparison by Saebaryo

by snout on 10-09-2011, 14:40
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The Korean MSX user Saebaryo, known from the MoonSound compatible Dal So Ri cartridge, has published an article on the various versions of MicroCabin's legendary RPG Xak - The art of visual stage.

Although his article is completely in Korean, it comes with a lot of graphics and video footage taken from the MSX, PC88/98, X86000 and Super Famicom editions.

Relevant link: Xak comparison by Saebaryo

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By Meits

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10-09-2011, 18:58

Nice to see that most of the platforms have worse graphics than MSX... I only think the X68000 graphics look better than "ours"...

By JohnHassink

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10-09-2011, 20:01

The X68000 seems like an insanely awesome machine. Get a load of this... holy shit... just, wow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUAcs-6ZuJw

By JohnHassink

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10-09-2011, 20:04

By the way, those guys who ported the SNES version of Xak must have deeply hated the game. Seriously, I played it. Beyond awful.

By JohnHassink

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10-09-2011, 21:36

How could I forget: great work, Saebaryo! Smile

By ro

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11-09-2011, 09:49

if I didn't knew better, John, I'd say that video u posted was about a turbo R game Wink

By Akiguchi

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11-09-2011, 12:11

God those PC8801, 9801 character portraits are ugly!

By snout

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11-09-2011, 12:16

I agree with the above, the only graphics that are better are those of the X68K. Quite a remarkable console, that one...

By The_Engineer

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20-09-2011, 22:18

Interesting to see that the character designs on MSX are in a different style compared to the PC-88. Looks like different artists have been involved. I'm looking forward to a Xak 2 and Xak Gazzel comparison.

By popolon33

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30-10-2011, 12:19

Ok guys, so PC88 and PC98 graphics sucks !
Well, IMHO, the MSX version is shitty because of the low resolution, you can't actually read the Japanese text to play the game...

By Huey

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30-10-2011, 12:26

Well, IMHO, the MSX version is shitty because of the low resolution, you can't actually read the Japanese text to play the game...
I guess that makes 90% of all Japanese games on MSX shittySmile2

By popolon33

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30-10-2011, 13:27

I hate to say this but as a matter of fact, when you compare them with 88/98 versions, YES they are Crying

By Huey

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30-10-2011, 14:59

LOL!