Video Game: Enter the Matrix
The 2003 tie-in video game to The Matrix
saga, Enter the Matrix
follows Captain Niobe and the crew of the Logos and their side of the war. The narrative picks up just after the events of The Animatrix
short "Final Flight of the Osiris", and weaves in and out of the plot of The Matrix Reloaded
Gameplay consists of a lot of running, fighting, slo-mo, shooting, driving and occasional problem-solving, as you use your free-minded character to take on endless mooks
and escape the occasional agent or two. (Or loads, in the case of Agent Smith.) The game is also notable for having over 40 minutes of live-action cutscenes shot alongside The Matrix Reloaded
and utilizing its cast, sets and crew. That footage was later released separately on the Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition
and would be interesting to see even for those who will find the graphics of the game itself long outdated to even bother with.
At the time of its release, it had the biggest budget ever for a video game, perhaps due to its use of Serkis Folk
and live-action cutscenes. Unfortunately, it was rushed out in order to be released at the same time as The Matrix Reloaded
, and as a result, has more than its share of gameplay issues, to the mixed reviews of most.
Nevertheless, Enter the Matrix
does a good job of filling in some of the gaps left by the films, and the game's creators insist that the Matrix
saga is not complete without it. Followed by: 2005's The Matrix: Path of Neo
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