Some cool details on the ambitious new ''Matrix'' videogame

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  1. Howie A

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    Here is some cool info I found on Entertainment Weekly

    http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,417991~7,00.html

     
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    You're not supposed to post whole text from outside sources. Snippets of particular interest are OK, but not the whole thing.

    Anywho, it looks good. I'm anticipating it.
     
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    Great read! I can't wait for this game - I desperatley hope Shiny pulls it off. It always seems that the higher the anticipation, the lower the results are. Enter the Matrix sounds like a "can't miss" though.
     
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    There's a big article about it in today's New York Times too. Available on the NYT website.
     
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    I saw some footage of the game on E! ...Jada-Pinkett Smith was playing the game and it looked great, it was already running a solid 60fps and the animation and fighting system was very fluid... and another plus the combat sound effects are identical to the movie. The screens hadn't done anything to excite me, but seeing it in motion I can't wait to play it, looks great fun!
    btw Jada was kicking ass! She did a focus move and her onscreen likeness kicked off the wall to bust a guy in the head!
     
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    Part of me goes "Yay, Matrix game!" while another part of me goes "Argh, movie tie-in game!". We'll see, Shiny can do some quality product if they want, so here's hoping things turn out as good as players deserve [​IMG].

    I could do without filling up another landfill with movie-based game packages [​IMG].
     
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    I love this innovative idea of a movie "tie-in" because certain scenes are set up and vice verca and you're on different tracks from which other things have/are/will happen.
     
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    Im having super high expectations for this game... That screen looks pretty nice, lets hope it lives up to its hype
     
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    I'm completely underwhelmed by this game. For $20 mil, you'd think they would at least develop a killer graphics engine. It seems like most of what we're getting for that budget is FMV sequences. Even IGN made a statement that this was a game being developed for the "casual" gamer with VERY easy fighting controls and little depth. It will certainly sell millions, but that isn't any indication of its gameplay.
     
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    I cant wait to play this game. It looks to be pretty promising.
     
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    I think Rob said it best.
     
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    Adam-

    The graphics might not be ultra-amazing, but Shiny's not exactly the biggest developer, and they have to get the game out by the time the second movie comes out. The main goal has always been to advance the storyline and be fun.
     
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    Granted, they might not be a large developer, but with that kind of budget there just isn't a reasonable excuse. I'm guessing that $17-18 million of that went to the original film clips used in the game. I'm not a "graphics whore" by any means, but a red flag goes up as soon as developer touts a huge budget and only mentions the cutscenes instead of the gameplay.

    However, I could be completely wrong and it could be good, but I know I wasn't the only one who thought that the first screenshots looked like a PS1 game.[​IMG]
     
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    The first of the year, Newsweek had a cover article about The Matrix. According comments from the Wachowski brothers, the game should provide additional story information that complements the next two movies. So much so, that they said someone who had played the game would get more out of the movies than someone who hadn't.

    The game intrigues me, but I doubt my computer will be able to handle it.
     
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    The PS2 graphics fail to impress, but the Xbox version looks mighty nice (graphics-wise).

    -Dave
     
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    Lots of very cool stuff can be found at the game's official site .

    Between this one and the Star Wars game (which comes out a week earlier), it looks like my Xbox is going to be overheating this May...
     
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