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Enter the Matrix videogame

Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 4:47am

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I have just returned from the official website-- www.enterthematrixgame.com
and I have to say that for the two years that I have been awaiting any information on this game, I never thought that it would look and sound and appear to be this cool. Plus there is all this talk about the collaberation between the Wachow........ brothers and the game designer(Shiny), and I must say, it is going to be one of the best games ever.(only to be dethroned by Halo II and possibly KOTOR). Please, go to the website and marvel at the wonders that it holds.
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 4:50am

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You know, I was just reviewing the post, and it sounds much more corny than I ever intended it to be. Don't make fun of me. cry redface sad smile rolleyes neutral smile biggrin confused mad unsure twisted evil crazy tard eek
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 10:51am

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I just had a look around the site, can't say anything really caught my eye or got me excited. The only thing of note about the game so far would seem to be that it is being integrated into the films.
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 11:41am

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I agree with Tarn... Graphics look average, not much to see about the gameplay... Can't really understand why you are that excited about it...
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 2:13pm

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I can't believe this is actually a "feature" of the game:
"Learn from the Oracle how you can help save mankind."
Oooh, can't wait. Plus bullet time has been done already in Max Payne (which was awesome) and Dead to Rights (didn't play). Now if you could use martial arts during bullet time that would be cool.
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 7:41pm

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Heh, ign.com posted some gameplay footage of the game today. Now that I've seen some footage it looks to have some potential, although something with the character models dosen't sit right with me. Well, guess we'll just wait and see how the game develops over the next few months.
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 10:56pm

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Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 11:19pm

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I also just went on the site and they said that the games' development was not yet completed so the graphics are only going to get better. And I also watched the videos on ign and they look awesome.
Posted: Fri, 7th Feb 2003, 1:42am

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No need to be offensive, 1007. People are just expressing their opinions, are you were. That people disagree with you is not just cause to start throwing insults around.
Posted: Fri, 7th Feb 2003, 11:54pm

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You're right and I am really sorry. I just got a little fired up about this because whenever I really post something in this forum, people do not seem to appreciate it. I have edited my other post and I now see this from your point of view and I feel like an idiot. The game doesn't even look that good and it's just the fact that I have waited for it so long that I really wanted it to be great.

--sorry

-1007
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 12:00am

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I just watched the movies on ign again and I have to say that the graphics do not look that great. But the gameplay is going to be awesome. The bullet time stuff looks a thousand times cooler than Max Payne because there is so much more that you can do like the jumping kicks. And with all of the assorted moves(over a thousand martial arts moves) I think that it is going to be awesome regardless of the graphics(which do not make the game mind you). thanks for reading and sorry again for that earlier post and sorry if it offended anyone.
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 12:16am

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Personally. I think its going to be a load of crap that'll sell loads and further ruin the gaming market which is already seriously damaged by crap EA games and similar spin-offs.

The Matrix game will take features from past games, place them together, and form a steaming pile of unplayable poo.

I am not looking forward to selling it. I would much rather play Eternal Darkness which is one of the most overlooked games of all time. Superb game.

'another one.. and another one, great! NOT!'
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 9:36am

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Hey, nothing against EA! smile

*hugs his Medal of Honor packages* smile
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 9:50am

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I just ordered Medal of Honor. smile

The Two Towers game is also rather good. Sure, it's not exactly deep and it's ridiculously short, but damn is it fun to play.
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 10:02am

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Medal of Honor is only distributed by EA (as they along with Eidos are the two main companies that buy the license to distribute other games) and also inherit it as 'its own game'. Which sucks.

Sure actually, Medal of Honor is sweet as. Two Towers is a 'fun' game, completely repetitive.. I will await the GameCube version even though I have completed the PS2 version at work, basically because it will run so much smoother!
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 10:16am

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Anyone who lets a computergame be scored like Medal of Honor is deserves a big fat hug... smile

I've got all 4 Medal of Honor Scores by Michael Giacchino. They are fantastic! smile
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 10:21am

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Yeah, computer music has got much better recently. The scores for Dungeon Siege and Warcraft 3 are also excellent.
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 10:34am

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Yeah, more and more games have orchestral music. The score to Hitman2, Chrono Cross and Baldurs Gate is also exellent.
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 11:25am

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Take GTA 4 Vice city (PS2 only biggrin and then to PC), the music is spot on, becuase it's real mid 70's/80's music and you can really get into the game as well as enjoy the music at the same time (I sit and sing as I shoot gang member's to Mr. Jackson).

With the PC version of GTA 3, you have an MP3 player in the car's, so you can put MP3's into a folder and listen to your music as you drive and mame people. I Hope that this will stay in the PC version of vice city (when it come's along).

The music in game's will get better and better with time.

Look back at wipe out for the PS1, all club music, GT 1,2 and 3 all rock/pop, but no1 else is really picking up on this side of the game's, if I had a chose I would play my game's with music I know, heard on the radio/CD's that I enjoy listening to and would love every second of playing the game. - (But game's like this are special and we don't want all our games to be the same type of music, I understand that).

MOH is also a top end game PC/PS1 + 2 version's are ace (But the frontline console version's are a little bit of a let down graphic's side).

As for the main topic, I am not wetting my pantz for the matrix game, not at this point anyway.

Spike cool
Posted: Sat, 8th Feb 2003, 1:28pm

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I gotta agree with er-no on this one,
For the uneducated, we work in the same place and I am definetly not looking forwards to swarms of idiots buying it solely because it's "The Matrix".
Poo games sell well all the time solely because people are stupid, the Getaway sold amazing amounts but it was awful. And I can't count how many james bond games have sold well purely because "It looks like goldeneye".
*yells*
When will it stop?
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Posted: Sun, 9th Feb 2003, 8:26pm

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There are games, and then there is half-life.

Need I say more?

dam, I wish I cud by games.....but I cant show my face in GAME unsure otherwise Mr. T will kill me.
Posted: Tue, 11th Feb 2003, 11:16pm

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i think the game looks great, and i believe the brothers are not going to allow a piece of crap "movie tie-in" game to be released. this has been in the works for a long time, with the brothers guiding it the whole way.

chainsawash wrote:

...bullet time has been done already in Max Payne (which was awesome)...
... Now if you could use martial arts during bullet time that would be cool.
in max payne, the "bullettime" slowed down time around the player as well as in the player's movements. the only thing that doesn't slow down is the player's ability to look around.
this is not the best rendition of bullettime to me. although this does suit max payne better than the other way.

the other way is as follows (and i get the impression that this is how it will work in "enter the matrix"): when 'bullettime' (etm gives it a different name) is activated, time slows down around the player (meaning enemy/other characters, weather, events, etc) but the player can move around and look around in normal 'real-time'.

this is how neo and the agents percieve things when they do their incredible stunts. in "the matrix", after neo does the rooftop bullettime thingy, the agent says 'only human' and trinity says 'dodge this' before blowing his head off, trinity then says how she's never seen someone move that fast. she saw neo move fast, whereas neo would have felt the fall in realtime and to him trinity and everything else would have seemed in 'slow motion'.

does this make sense?
anyway my point is i honestly believe this won't be a crappy movie tie-in, despite what others have said. although i agree with Hybrid-Halo when he says that swarms of idiots will buy it because it's "the matrix". i think we're looking at another 'goldeneye' with this one... and yes, EA games ruined a possibly geat franchise of bond game tie-ins once they got it off Rareware.


btw, sorry if i sound pushy and stuff. all my comments and thoughts are spoken with a mind open to change.

cmetom
Posted: Wed, 12th Feb 2003, 1:22am

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Also, there's an hour of footage filmed just for the game, and directed by the brothers.

That's gotta count for somethin'.
Posted: Wed, 12th Feb 2003, 4:41am

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It no doubt counts for something, but exactly what is another question.

It is not unusual for a film to hype up its game, All in order to make a little more money. I dont doubt the film will be a huge hit, which in turn will make the game sell.
Just because the game has extra footage or some new fangled feature somehow approved by warner brothers it doesn't mean that the game will be in any way improved over if it didn't have these features.

Matrix time and bullet time are seperate ideas, but the basic concept of time slowing down remains. The post about this was entirely correct and a valid point and I think it will be very interesting to see exactly how they convert the film ideals and fluidity into a game.

Potentially very very good, but saying that. Remember the hype about Shen Mue? When really the game was pretty linear...
Posted: Wed, 12th Feb 2003, 5:16pm

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Shenmue and Shenmue II were brileant.

The game was based around the idea that it was the most true to life game and so had to controle the fact that you could do what you pleased. if thay hadent made the game verry liner there would be no structure to hold it together, and you would lose intrest quicky. the only downside to Shemue II was the ridicules ending that compleatly spolit an otherwise neer perfect game.

Ime hoping thay will make the sequal becase you are left on a hell of a clif hanger.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2003, 5:14am

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I love game.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2003, 10:20am

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have u guys seen official trailer for a game just "WOW" tard razz wink
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2003, 11:28am

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THEent wrote:

have u guys seen official trailer for a game just "WOW" tard razz wink
And yet still the game is going to be average pap.

Zelda - Now thats a game. I have only played it for 20 minutes. Yet I can see its probably going to absorb my life! I need to be careful! I have exams!
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2003, 8:16pm

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Yes, the official trailer for ENTER the MATRIX is awesome but, screw the trailer, I want the game. My friend preordered it for me for my birthday and the only problem is the fact that it comes out the same day that the film does and I already have tickets to see that. It is a dilemma, but I think that all of you know the answer to that I will end up doing*.

Also, as I was reading the preview on www.ign.com that stated that the environments are"bland and uninteresting...with nothing to do...too dark" and that the movements are"robotic", the only thing that I have to say about that is the fact that it is a game based off of the Matrix, people are expecting it to be the greatest game of all time, which, as the people at ign said"will be its downfall".

However, there are a few high points to their preview, the first being the fact that they played the ps2 version of the game, which hints at the fact that maybe the graphics on the other systems will be better(which they probably will not). Secondly, they said that the bullet time in the game is great and extremely fun.

That is my two-cents, how about yours?
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2003, 8:28pm

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Splinter Cell is awesome. I think game is fun.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 12:42am

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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.

Rating :8/10

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.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 1:46am

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It gets old.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 4:17am

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I haven't played the game. But I want to. Only because I want to experience the film from a different perspective, i.e. let me see all that specially recorded footage and then watch the Matrix Reloaded film afterwards. I believe it will enhance the feeling of watching the movie and knowing the full importance of Ghost and Niobe.

I want a fuller experience, I suppose. A unique opportunity presented to us with this game. If that means I have to battle through an average game, so-be-it. Can't wait.

My advice would be - rent/buy it, complete it and take it back.

Adam.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 4:22am

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Yeah, rent it.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 8:30pm

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Just bought the game last week..incredible game...graphics aren't too incredible but the game play is awesome and the choreography/moves/focus (bullet time) is executed with greatness.
Besides the fact that there is one hour of never before seen reloaded footage interspersed in the game. Awesome stuff.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 9:06pm

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Plus there's the whole lesbian kiss with Persephone (mmm...) when you play as Niobe.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 9:10pm

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I hope that it's with Niobe, I wouldn't want word to spread that Ghost is a lesbian. biggrin biggrin biggrin
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 9:34pm

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If you read my post, you'd understand...
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2003, 10:24pm

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Nuff said. eek
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2003, 2:58am

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All this game has really is an improved bullet time engine...oh, and a bunch of kickass moves!

I like the game a lot, even got it (rarity). The hacking is cool, tho i've beaten it. The multiplayer bit is rather dull tho.
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2003, 4:04pm

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Yea! I forgot about that kiss, how could I forget...My mouth was on the floor when Persephone kissed Niobi.
Yea, the multiplayer stuff pretty much sucks..I still need to hack some more stuff into the game too