After playing, you may wish you took the blue pill...
William F. Latham, Amazon
14 June 2005
Summary: Plotwise: Taking place after the Animatrix short "Final Flight of the Osiris," parallel to "The Matrix Reloaded," and helmed by Matrix directors Andy and Larry Wachowski, "Enter the Matrix" is a new era of movie based games. The main characters are Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith), captain of the ship Logos, and Ghost (Anthony Wong), her first mate. The game is basically what goes on with these characters while we are busy watching the main characters in the film.
Summary: When Enter the Matrix came out alongside the Matrix Reloaded, it got caught up in all the disappointment surrounding the movie sequel, and was bombarded with negative reviews from critics. Well, neither the two movie sequels nor the game deserve all of the criticism they often get, and, at a low price, Enter the Matrix warrants a purhase.
Shiny Entertainment + Atari tripped and fell on this one
28 September 2003
Summary: When I bought Enter The Matrix, I was a diehard fan. At first it seemed like the perfect game, with the hacking mode and great combination moves. But the more I played it, the less fun it was. For lack of replay value, this game loses a star. Also, the graphics are bad, the camera angles leave you confused, and getting stuck on walls (trust me, you don't want to find out) was extremely annoying, so there goes another star.
Summary: Enter the Matrix has tried to mix many different game style elements into one title which has resulted in mediocre gameplay. The strongest point of the game is that it shows exclusive footage filmed specifically for the game. The action/exploring element of the game isn't actually that bad. You roam around large levels always with an objective, once you complete that objective you are usually given another then another, and so on.
Summary: THE GOOD: Storyline ties into the Matrix: Reloaded and "The Final Flight of the Osiris" from the Animatrix. The characters can replicate many of the martial arts and gravity defying moves with the "Focus" feature. Well acted and scripted real life cut scenes. THE BAD: The camera view switches chaotically while you move and fight. Martial arts moves are difficult to control. Essentially becomes a button mashing session during combat.
Summary: I preordered Enter The Matrix and recieved it on May 15. I wish I hadn't. ETM's plot runs parallel to the events of the Matrix Reloaded. The gameplay in this game I thought was very fun and exhilirating but soon got a little repetitive. What really brings this game down are the numerous bugs and pathetically designed driving and flying levels.
Summary: This game had its highs and its lows,graphic whys, i would give it a 2 tops, a good example of the good graphics would be Niobes hair.If u just take a look at it it is done great, now and example of the bad would be on the level where u have to chase morpheus on the semi, when sparks calls and ghost picks up the phone,his hand is seriously just rectangles colored tan, i laughed the first time i saw it, if u look at grand theft auto:vice city, the bodys are done almost...
Summary: When people ask me how I liked this game, I just have to shake my head in disappointment, I mean this game could of been one of the greats along side Zelda, Metal Gear, and Grand Theft Auto but instead its just another mediocre video game that looks obivously rushed out. Levels are bland at best, unimpressive graphics, and I even get out-of-sync voice tracks, like the actors are double speaking, that's totally inexcuseable.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in the world", Amazon
22 May 2003
Summary: Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of the Matrix. I grew up on Philip K. Dick novels, and the whole Matrix concept is one I've always loved. I thought the movie's plot, characters and special effects were great. Also, I'm a big fan of Splinter Cell and played it many times. I've always loved the Bond style games where you work your way through a level, finding objectives and taking out the bad guys.
Summary: Enter the Matrix had loads and loads of promise considering it was in development by Shiny for over three years and was overseen by the film's directors the Wachowski Brothers. However, even with all the hype surrounding it and the time put into it, Enter the Matrix is just another licensed game which doesn't live up to it's license.