hello everyone ! this is a review of the game "enter the matrix" for anyone considering buying this game
the game its supposed follow the side steps of niobi and ghost (the two fellas that save morpheos in the truck chase) the game is directed by the wachowski brothers and it includes one full hour of original the movie"s original footage (Matrix:reloaded)
you dont get to play as neo , or even his hot girlfiend, trinity though you interact with them in the game from time to time , (though neo"s sightings in the game ar as rare as seen the actual one walking down your street)
after playing the game in two difficulties i have come down to thsi conclusion :
Graphics :8.0 the game takes advantage of direct X 9 preatty nicely at some parts with the models being very well detailed , to the point that sometimes you can amost see each of nibi"s hairs on her head , some small levels are nicely rendered , but only the small 4 walled levels .. the larger levels , with long outdoors are repetive copies of the same textures sometimes , though the only reason i can think of this , is to make the game more universal to different plataforms , like playstation and x-box , or just plain lack of time to meet the brother"s time limit , weapons are nicely detailed but the enemies are very repetitive ,like a copy after another of the same models , and the enemies are very limited , mostly swat , and swat snipers , and yep the same old repetitive models .
sometimes the enemies models turn green , this is probably because of a glich in the matrix (sight) or just bad programing or lack of time to polish the beta
AI:3.0 yes you read rigth ! my damn commodore was smarter than the enemies in the matrix, some enemies would walk towards you blindly and would never even try to hit you in normal difficulty and launch a jab or two at you in hard mode , the only AI that i found in the game is probably the cops trying to pick their guns after you disarm them but its funny that you would be beating the crap out of one of his fellow officers , and they would just stare at you until you finish hiting them , speaking of AI i dont know who told niobi that she could drive , when playing as ghost there is a part where the twins are chasing you trough an under pass and you are supposed to shot the twins to keep them at bay(shoting at them does nothign at all)and niaobi for some reason keeps hiting every pillar that stands on her way , if she by accident gets trown in the oposite way of traffic she would blindly strike the medium and back and again untill it gets you both killed trying to get you back in the right lane , as if she is worried about gettign a ticket so passing this level is really up to good luck of niobi managing to keep the car in the driving lane
Gameplay design and funfactor:7.0 the game can get fun , if you like kicking lifeless potato sacks(with the exception of the agents ) and running from the agents its a blast ( and in my opinion the only trhilling part of the game) but what could have been a very interesting fighting motion capture and secuences becames a game sutile for a 3 year old most combos though you can select the initial kick/punch by pressing up/kick or left/punch the rest of the secuence is preatty much automated , thought counter and timely blocking is a cool feature , you hardly get to use it , as the enmies rarely ever attack you , bouncing off the wall kick its preatty cool and it takes being close to the wall and pressing the focus button on time to do , its probably the only move worth of skill
by pressing shift in your keyboard the time slows to bullettime(focus) here you can walk in the wall make flips and shot in slow motion though its nice they made the bullets look higly unrealistic , those of max paine look way better , the bullets in normal time look like tracers , even the ones from small weapon fire , like a 9 mm and in bullet time looks war too big .
this takes us to firing guns .. this last one being the more painfull of all the game .. guns for somereason are a waste of time in this game .. by pressing the "focus" button and repetivly presing the "action button" you can dodge bullets so well that it would make neo jellous disarming enemies is very easy (except for agents) so its not even worth wasting your time tyrying to shot them just leap at the enemiy like some kind of clawn on steroids and disarm kick rinse , repeat .....
Controls:6.0 The game controls though easy to understand to a monkey , are still too sensitive if you try to use a control pad .. and there is no option to adjust sensitivity in such devices , forcing you to play with the old mouse and keyboard combo
aiming in this game is imposible ! let me put it to you like this , if you can aim in this game and not get shot by a swat then you should apply for a job at an emplyment office , as it takes some really cold blood to do so , the aiming is jerky and over sensitive and you have to pull out your gun and press "3"to zoom in , if you forgot to pull out your gun then you need to press and hold "4" pull out your gun and try again (by then you are probably unpluged from the matrix and in your way to heaven"
Plot:7.0 though its cool to see real shots from the movie in the game , sometimes the acting looks cheap and not worth of a movie and the actors this size .. the actors are good but the directing is cheap at its best .. it even makes stephen spilbergh look good as a director , dont take me wrong the actors are very good , and the film quality looks good too , but it didnt look like none , not even the crew or the actors took the acting seriously .
there is this one part were two bad guys steal a very important key from the key maker at gun point , while niobi and ghost just stand there and watch .. i understand this kind of behivior from a defendsles victim like the keymaker , but no from nobi and ghost that go horde after hord sweeping the floor with the bodies of dead mp5 carrieng swat ......
(its also disapointing that the original actor of the oracle is not there , but she probably passed away before they could film "enter the matrix"
the only cool part of the game is when former agent Smith goes after you .. and you have to look for an unlocked door while smith is hot in your trails ...
but then , for the irony of the game , the game crashed in the last part of runnign from smith , i get "loading Hard line" and then the game crashes , tryied many times and same ,.. and trust me my computer is not slow rig .. and i ran fine all the previous levels
sound:6.0 sound though a good attempt to make cinematic sound in the game , sometimes plays to urgent when there is nothing to do , and sometimes it cuts off roughly witha nasty unsyncronized note , EAX didnt work untill i downloaded a patch from 3dGamers the game effects most of the time sounds crisp but sometimes (like when you step on gravel) sounds exagerated
bottom line :6.0
i only recommend it to the hardest matrix fans .. if not .. save your money and wait for half life 2 .. or who knows maybe they will pull out a new game with the new movie comming out this year "Matrix revolutions"
this game feels largely like an unfinished beta , that had the potential to be a good game .. probably not even a beta , but a late Alpha ..
ARGGG me hates reviews... i dont think you should let someone else's opinion (good or bad) influence whether you play a game or not. thats just the way i feel.
the review is not about the movie ,.. but the game based on the movie .. obviously you didnt read the review past the subject ... the movie was peratty good .. plus the post is on topic
Agree the game is pretty dumb.
you really shouldnt say things are dumb, if you dont like it then say that but dont call things names just because u dont like it.