Well now the game is finally released I'd like to give you my opinion of it, Below is pasted the review I wrote for the game at www.er-no.com
Over 2 years ago a game hit our PC screens the likes of which had never been seen before. Max Payne smashed it's way into the PC number 1 spot and did so for all the consoles at later dates. Max Payne was a biggie.
Max Payne featured an effect known as Bullet Time, an uncanny Matrix like ability to slow down time and dodge bullets...
After this, the world begged for a Matrix Game. And it has arrived
Instead of being a direct copy of either of the two films, the game puts you in control of the crew of a different "ship" that cruises the Matrix. Onboard are Ghost, An oriental shade wearing male and Niobe, a rather tasty black female and Sparks, the techie that is in control of beaming you in, and ultimately out of the Matrix. The Games storyline is based around The Matrix reloaded and at parts you aid the crew of the nebudchadnezza on their journey, mostly speaking you arent with or anywhere neo though.
let's get down to business, Yes you can slow down time Just like Max Payne and yes you can dodge bullets Just like Max Payne But this time you can do it in a rather awe inspiring style, by holding shift you enter the Bullet Time which gradually depletes your focus meter, from this mode any jump or agressive move looks great, ranging from an acrobatic cartwheel whilst firing a gun or twisting someones gun from their hands and shooting them with it before they crash to the floor. Enter The Matrix provides an addictively stylish array of moves. Unlike Max Payne.
The game itself is very varied, ranging from shooting out the window of a car, to driving a car, to full on hand to hand combat stages as well as the usual 3rd person shoot em up extravaganza. Although this does add a lot of different gameplay types, At current the shooting from car sections feel horrifically incomplete and buggy, especially the level where the twins chase you, It was so buggy that luck got you through the level. Not good...
Overall the games goods do outweigh it's bads, I completed this one in two days of averagely solid playing and although it offers good gameplay and awesome sounds coupled with a well driven and executed storyline it was over all too soon and it still feels like parts of the game lack an "under construction" sign.
Enter The Matrix is a solid shoot em up, but by few means groundbreaking, it looks good but whilst games such as Max payne, Half life and Zelda were an experience, Enter The Matrix is merely a game.
By all means one of the better titles out there and definetly worth playing just because it looks and feels good, but dont buy it expecting anything truely trend setting.