Excerpt: Enter the Matrix begins where 'Final Flight of the Osiris' (an Animatrix film) ends and joins up with Matrix Reloaded once into the game. You play as either Niobe or Ghost with your first task being to retrieve a package from a post office which as you'll expect isn't as simple as it sounds. The appeal of the game, at least to me, was the fight style combined with bullet time. Unfortunately the game does not pull off either particularly well.
Excerpt: At first hand, 'Enter the Matrix' (EtM) sounds like one of the more interesting film tie ins. Developed at the same time as the last two Matrix films, with input from the Wachowski brothers as well as other Matrix personnel, it should have shaped up to be something a bit special. Like my attempts at cooking, the result does not do justice to the ingredients used.
Cons: "Cars with square fricking wheels! Pants! Avoid!"
"Unfortunately, no one can be told how bad this game is"
24 November 2003
Summary: You can play as either Niobe (Morpheus' former lover) or the Kirkegaard-quoting Ghost (her gunner aboard the Logos, who (in one of the game's only humorous moments, identifies onanism as his personal philosophy). While the two characters' storylines intersect, there are segments in which each character has different tasks to do.
You got to try hard to find a game worse than this...
Nathan M., Amazon
16 August 2003
Summary: Remember all the hype surrounding this game before its release? Remember some fans of the Matrix and video games said that "it will change the gaming forever!!!" And what do we have here...? A piece of junk that is hardly a good game, not to mention breaking any ground. First, the graphics. Everything is greeny, which is good because that's the way it is in the movie, but the blurry texture and low-poly enviroment, come on!
Summary: This game could have been a mediocre Max Payne ripoff and I would have loved it. But no. This is just one game in a continuing trend where the top priority is ease of portability between PC and console platforms. But you can't just recompile and hope for the best... playcontrol, font aliasing, video rendering all are different on the PC. But why bother when you've got such a hot commodity as The Matrix?
Summary: I don't understand what was the fuzz all over this game. It is the first game I've seen that uses 4 CDs, which doesn't mean anything, as the graphics and interface are bad. The movies you see in the TV commercials are about everything you see in between the missions that contain the original actors from the movie, the rest are pure cheap-rendered characters. The story doesn't relate to the movie. They say "you will understand everything much better".
Summary: I am sorry. There are certian things you require for when you get PC game. Install options, Install options, Install options. This game, however, gave me none. It takes up absolutley way too much room on my computer. I am assuming much of this is on Cinematics because the quality of the actual game is not superb. There are gimicks all throughout the game that are supposed to make it great and interesting. They failed. The controls are not the best out there.
Summary: I might otherwise have given this game two stars, but to see it's average rating up above that is a travesty. The gameplay is spaztic, the slow-motion doesn't nearly do the movie effects justice, the automatic camera movement is *horrid, horrid, horrid*, the controls are herky-jerky at best and what is up with strafe *only* movement in first person mode?? No forward/backward unless in third person!
Summary: Should you get this game? The best answer is yes and no. For a Matrix fan this is a no brainer ~ your going to force yourself to put up with all of the game's faults. Not a die hard Matrix fan? Then your not going to miss much here. Some things to consider... 1. This is a bad version of Max Payne. I had a lot of difficulty adjusting to the gun fights, the movement and aiming felt very jerky and unprecise.