Conclusion: After all the hype and attention Enter the Matrix has received the simple question would have to be; did it live up to the hype? The answer is no. This game is not the revolutionary, all around fun we were hoping it would be but it is still a solid title. The storyline, gameplay, and audio make the game a very fun title that will make Matrix fans joyous for months. For most of the gamers out there unfortunately it is not enough to stand up to the big dogs like Halo.
Excerpt: is Atari’s $30 million development cost game, developed by Shiny Entertainment, that promises fast action and insight into some of the back-story to The Matrix Reloaded. It actually delivers on these promises.
Excerpt: Enter the Matrix is one of the most unique games that comes from a movie. For one, the Wachowskis are the ones that made the story and came up with how the game would be told. So when you hear that the game is short, it wasn't Shinys doing because it was how the Wachowskis wanted it. Another thing that is different about this movie-game is that it isn't an adaptation of Reloaded, but rather an original side story featuring two characters that have little air time in the...
Excerpt: By now much of the initial hype surrounding the Matrix franchise has died down. Now that the mystery surrounding The Matrix Reloaded has disappeared, demand for the latest film-to-game cash-in property, Enter the Matrix , has declined as well. Enter the Matrix was supposed to be the game that would revolutionize game/movie cash-ins: it was “Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers,” all the actors from the film did voice work and shot original footage, and the game...
Excerpt: After a fantastic opening, and a confusing but extremely interesting ending, “The Matrix Reloaded” had fans from across the world realizing that there was even more to this trilogy than meets the eye.
Excerpt: "This is a war, and we are soldiers. What if tomorrow, the war could be over? Isn’t that worth fighting for? Isn’t that worth dying for?"
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.
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.
Conclusion: Despite an annoying flaw and a lack of Xbox eye candy, we think playing through ETM will be a joy for fans of the movies - seldom do multiformat movie tie-ins manage to convey the atmosphere and feel of the source material so well - and The Matrix as a seriously cool and action-packed movie series to replicate.
Pros: Looks and feels like the movies., The gunplay and hand-to-hand combat is superb., Exclusive movie footage that you won't see anywhere else.
Cons: Some graphical weaknesses., Too much gunplay compared to fisticuffs later on in the game., Comparatively weak driving sections., We didn't like the end level., First person aiming is difficult due to poor analog control.