Enter the MatrixReviewed By: Phillip Herrero
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
There are many different type of gameplay modes in Enter the Matrix. There is fighting, shooting, driving, hacking, and multiplayer. In this game you can do some very Matrix like moves like running on the walls and when you get into focus you can see the bullets stream in the air just like the movie. At first this all seems like a great game but somewhere along the way you will just get bored of the same simple 2 button fighting system and all of the focus stuff. They tried to keep this from happening by adding the driving and shooting levels and to a certain extent it works. Its kinda fun riding shotgun as Ghost but driving as Niobe is a pain. See you can play the game as two different characters and their own path is different enough to play twice but after that there is nothing more to do except hacking mode which is really enjoyable. Cheaters can put codes in here and the rest of us can hack our way through the matrix. There are little clues you get in this mode and if y ou get through the puzzles you will be rewarded with stuff like watching the FMV's as much as you'd like (though you can't just go to hacking mode and watch all the movies you have to beat the game to do this so don't go renting this game just to try that) or you could even hack your way to finding samurai swords. Its a nice feature but it doesn't last long enough but hey at least they added it in their.
If there is one thing this game has done right its the sound. You really couldn't ask for more. All the actors play their respective roles so you don't get cheap likeness's or any of that. Also the in game sound is great too. The sound is what really gets you into this game at first because you just can't help but feel like your really in the matrix. Unless you don't like the matrix techno your going to want to raise the volume in this game.
Now for the important stuff. Why did I give this game a 1/5 for Christian rating and 2/5 for adult content? Its mainly just the movie footage actually. Yes the reason I actually bought this game and the reason some may want to rent this game. It truly is the best and worst part of this game. Not only do they curse a lot but there are a few times they use God's name in vain. That's not where it ends either. There are some homosexual scenes in this game also. You can skip the cut-scenes but since they are the best part of the game and the gameplay isn't that great there really leaves no reason to purchase this game. There are also some pretty gruesome finishing moves but fortunately there is no blood just green codes when you kill your enemy.
Final comments. I can't really recommend buying this game. If your really interested go rent it. please don't overlook some of the content though. The game is just too short and gets repetitive. I would almost recommend it just for the movie footage since there are some enjoyable scenes in there that you could use when you watch Reloaded but its just too dirty. If you can really restrain yourself from being tempted in all and your going to watch Reloaded anyway which has worse scenes then that's on you. The gameplay isn't worth it either go play Max Payne or something.
Year of Release—2003
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