Well here it is in xNormal with the Matte option checked. See, my colors are nice and bright as compared to the picture above where they look washed out. I imagine it has something to do with the lighting in general, it just is such a change I guess when I go back and forth.
Also, as it looks in this shot is how it looks in Maya. I know I have the "over" option selected as opposed to "Multiply" however even it maya it would remain pretty close.