Excerpt: A Matrix video game has been rumored since the film won several awards at the Oscars in 1999. In fact, the Wachowski brothers, who wrote several comic books based on horror author Clive Barker\'s work, had initially planned to make a video game, and then a movie, and so on. But a video game was not a good idea, initially, so the Wachowskis took the game idea to Warner Bros., and the rest is history. The game was not out of the picture, however.
Excerpt: I loved the Matrix Reloaded and was so excited to play this game, but sadly found out that it manages to screw up just about everything. The only thing that it succeeds in doing is delivering movie sequences to expand the story of the Matrix Reloaded, but they hardly add anything to the Matrix story.
Pros: Funny dialogue by Sparks, Intense, stylish shootouts, Short-but-sweet hacking game
Cons: Awful gameplay other than the fighting and shooting bits, Game/movie interaction is not that interesting, Poor controls and meddlesome camera, Unimpressive visuals with grainy FMV, Vague objectives made worse by the nearly useless arrow guide
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Enter the Matrix is just unfinished, plain and simple. It had the potential to be great. It has some awesome moments, but just falls short in too many areas to be anywhere near great. It's worth a rental and possibly a buy for Matrix fans - you should definitely give the game a try if you're interested.
Excerpt: There have been plenty of games based on movies in the past, and there seems to be an industry subset devoted solely to pumping out run-of-the-mill action games based loosely on books, TV shows, movies, and cartoons. Enter the Matrix attempts to take the concept to the next level by delivering a new storyline that runs concurrent to the movie it's based on, The Matrix Reloaded , filling in some of the back story that the movie doesn't have time to deliver.