IGN preview of Enter the Matrix...

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  1. GlenHaag

    GlenHaag Supporting Actor

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    Um... well, it doesn't sound... awful...

    Matrix Preview

    Bummer. I had high hopes. I'll rent it and see when it comes out though.

    Glen
     
  2. Chris Rock

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    I may be a graphics whore and get it solely for the 1080i resolution.

    Plus,
    It's The Matrix for crying out loud; how bad can it be? (I say, as I positively ignore all the bad Star Wars games in the past)


     
  3. Morgan Jolley

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    I'm expecting the movie to be like the first (introduces some amazing new visuals that raise the bar for coolness, while telling an interesting story that keeps you excited until the end).

    The game I don't care that much about. I'll probably get it for the movie tie-in anyway.

    BTW, did they (IGN) mention that nobody is allowed to see the added cinematic scenes from the game until the game comes out? I haven't read the story yet (might later) but I am aware that the Wachowski Bros. are being very careful about not revealing much about the story.
     
  4. Kami

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    I will get the xbox version for 1080i.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    What did it say about the graphics in the preview? I'm not an insider..
     
  5. Brian Kleinke

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    Gah, stupid insiders only....
     
  6. hwshi

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    if one were to dig around at xbox live forums someone has posted the full review.
     
  7. paul h

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    Ah, found it ... sounds like a rental. The preview is based on the PS2 version, graphics sound like a mixed bag.
     
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    Ugh, they shot themselves in the foot when they used Jada Pinkett Smith as the main character.

    When I want to run around in the Matrix environment, the first person I think of being is a soccer mom!

    Ohhh, doesn't her funky corn rolls look tough? Come on kids, let's stop by Chuck E Cheeze after I beat these thugs up.

    I may pick it up to check the 1080i, but I'm guessing it is just upconverting the PS2 textures.

    Doug
     
  9. paul h

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    Have to agree that a Matrix game without being able to play as Neo or even Morpheous is very disappointing ... whoa [​IMG]

    Ive never liked the idea of games being tied in with movie release dates, quality always seems to suffer, but then i suppose thats how you generate the most sales.
     
  10. Adam Nixon

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    I'm guessing that some of the best ideas were curtailed during development just to get it out in time for release. Regardless of quality, it will still sell millions just like Spiderman.
     
  11. Morgan Jolley

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    The reason you don't play as Neo or Trinity or Morpheus is because the game is supposed to act as another view of their vision of the matrix. It adds to the story of the films, not recreates them, so they have to focus on the characters in the film who aren't the main ones.

    I think that there are unlockable characters, though.
     
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    Sounds like it was a good move to cancel my preorder.
     
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    I think one of the problems with the review is this part:
     
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    Bland textures at 1080i or 720p are only going to look worse.

    I'll be curious to see, a.) whether this game pans out, and b.) the developer postmortems. I have to wonder if the Wachowski brothers maybe had a little too *much* input into the game. Being a great moviemaker and storyteller doesn't, after all, equate to being a great game maker . . .

    (. . . and [blasphemy] I'm not convinced the Wachowski brothers are moviemaking gods yet, either. They struck gold once. We'll see if they can do it again May 15.)
     
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    Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe the developers didn't decide on the playable characters, but the Wachowski Bros. did?
     
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