Regardless of quality, it will still sell millions just like SpidermanSpiderMan, as I recall, was pretty good. Not the best game ever, but definitely above par.
If Enter the Matrix is as good as SpiderMan was, I'll be plenty happy.
Bullet-time + 1080i + "Matrix" storyline = purchase.
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 agree, Morgan, and I know that you're not promoting this in any way, but WHO CARES ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS?!?!? When I play a Star Wars game, I want to be Luke Skywalker or Han Solo, maybe even Vader (Wedge is cool, too). If I decided to play the Matrix game, I would want to be Neo, Morpheous, or even Trinity. This fact alone is half the reason I won't be purchasing the game. The other is the point made above that games that coincide with movie release dates are typically below par.
Anyway, I hate when the games depict second rate or completely new characters as the hero, Star Wars Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter are the absolute worst about this. I really don't care about escorting a caravan while the cool characters are off dueling with Darth Maul. I'm sure it gets into dealing with the star actors and their royalties, blah, blah, blah.
Sorry to rant, just thought I'd get that off my chest.
(we played the PS2 version)No offense to you PS2 owners but the PS2 version is hardly the best one.
I'm curious to see what the reviewer would say playing it on the Xbox at 1080i or 720p, 16x9 with full DD5.1 sound. That doesn't affect the gameplay part, but surely that should improve some of the complaints they had about it looking average. Maybe that even fixes the awkward looking movement?
I'm waiting on some Xbox reviews before I judge, and reviews with it played on an HD setup.
(. . . 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.)Very true statement.
Imagine if *gasp* the sequel is a flop?!!? It would be on the level as when Tyson lost to Buster Douglas.