Summary: Parents need to know that although this game is rated for ages 13 and older, it contains a lot of violence, including violence against police, FBI and other authority figures. It should also be noted that the Matrix films are rated R, and that both the game and films contain complex and mature themes.
Excerpt: I agree with Gene that Enter The Matrix is a disappointment, but my reasons for thinking so are a little more complicated. I didn't pay much attention to the hype surrounding the game, so in my mind it isn't a question of "does it live up to the hype" so much as "does it live up to the potential of the concept.
Excerpt: "Merciless Agents stalk your every move. You'll dodge their bullets. Defy gravity. Break all the rules. Explore the hidden depths of the massive dreamworld that has enslaved the human race. How far down does the rabbit hole go? Are you ready to find out? Are you ready to Enter the Matrix?
Excerpt: Enter The Matrix was hyped way too much for its own good. Concerning the inner workings of the hype machine, it's difficult to pinpoint exactly whose fault it is that the game fails to live up to expectations, fair or not. Maybe it was public relations, doing a bang up job in securing a million pre-orders for the game. Maybe it was advertising, liberally using fanciful conundrums like Morpheus, the spiritual leader of the Matrix films.
Excerpt: Whether you like it or not, The Matrix has become one of the most significant movies of the past decade. Akin to the film’s premise, its technical influence has irrevocably changed many aspects of our daily life. The most obvious example of this has been the copious use of bullet-time. Football games use rotating camera angles to capture every view possible for a developing play.
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.