The Matrix: Path of Neo will incorporate footage from all three feature films, as well as The Animatrix. The game includes several sequences of film-quality live-action, full-motion footage (FMV), as well as Hollywood-quality effect sequences. Throughout the game players will use martial arts, medieval weapons and guns (lots of guns) to take on a variety of enemies, such as heavily armed Agents of the Matrix, including Agent Smith and Exiles in the employ of the Merovingian.
But it all falls down with the actual gameplay. Appalling framerate, even worse controls and boringly repetition dog this game from start to finish. Certainly, it (kind of) follows the path of all three films, and there are geuninely cool moments (such as fighting multiple Agent Smiths, or sparring with Morpheus in the dojo), but then again some of the setpieces just fall flat (see, for instance, the lobby shooting scene - this should really be one of the best bits, but is unforutnately one of the places where all the game's flaws really come to the fore).Read more ›
Fans of the previous title will no doubt rush out to buy this new game as you get to follow the path of the one. I myself was a really big fan of the first so didnt hesitate in purchasing this new title. Man was i wrong!!!!
There are some good points, like the graphics for example and some of the moves you can pull off are totally awsome. BUT and this is a very big BUT, the game is flawed from the start with so many annoying factors that you cant even overlook them and enjoy the game for what it is. The comabt system is absolutly diabolical now and you are literally forced to button bash the Y key over and over again. In the previous title you could reverse/counter and dodge with X then hit Y for some heavy combos. Neo sometimes has a mind of his own and wont even respond when you give him a command. He never punches in the correct direction largly due to possible the most annoying camera system since Men in black for the PS1.
The special moves again pretty much require button bashing and because his moves are so out of sync with your controls you find you have no idea what you just told him to do!!!
How can Atari after getting it so right with enter the matrix not just build on this, why add such a stupid control system and the worst bullit time in the world. You press the L trigger to go into this mode and the world slows down......or does it. I dont know i cant tell! because the screen looks exactly the same i.e. no indication atall of when your in it or indeed when he comes out of it.