“ Set in the Matrix universe, The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, The Matrix. Throughout the game, the path the player takes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences will be scripted and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. „
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My word! What more do you have to say - after comparing this to the original Matrix game, I must admit I was 100% blown away!
Finally after people had been screaming out to play as Neo - WE FINALLY CAN!
And what a difference this makes to what essentially is a riveting game!
Ever wanted to take the Blue Pill? Now you can!
Ever wondered what would have happened if Agent Smith DIDNT capture Mr Anderson in the software company? You can find out!
With a mountain of cut scenes and a wonderful set of dialogues this game will have you well and truly glued to your screen from beginning to end.
So lets start off!
***** Controls *****
Well the first thing on my list I hate to admit isnt as good a comparison as I hoped mainly as I have only played Enter the Matrix on PS2!!!
The controls in this game however are great! Theres quite a weird learning curve going on with them mainly as it slowly progresses and then gets VERY hard about the last few sections!
To start with you go through a few training scenes where the keys youre needing actually appear at the top of your screen which is always very helpful.
With a wonderful mix of button bashing and directed slight of hand the way the controls seem to meld with the game is second to possibly only the new Prince of Persia series of games if you liked them youre gonna love this!
***** Game Play *****
Only one word Amazing!
The game flows, undulates and moves so fast!
SO many different parts of the film have been incorporated, a long with a few more bits that you havent seen.
Remember when Neo learned Kung Fu? Now you can actually follow the training in the game, and very scary it is too!
Following Neo from day one in his career you start off with a very novel way of gauging what difficulty levels are open to you. Mainly the game just throws you right into the mix and gives you a basic run down of what to do then when you finally die and you will. It gauges how good you actually are and what your chances are of playing at certain difficulty levels and advises you accordingly.
Then you play as Mr Anderson in the infamous chase through the software company and YES you can escape the agents!!!
Im not going to spoil the story but suffice to say youll be riveted!
***** Presentation *****
Finally you compare this to its predecessor (Enter the Matrix) and youll frankly be amazed the standard of the game, the graphics and heck even the case and the manual look amazing!
The graphics are silly and sharp, colours are crystal clear and I for one (who does sometimes have issues reading on screen text) can see instructions on the like with amazing ease!
***** Finally *****
This is one of the best games you can get on a budget, I believe that its now part of the Classics range so for £19.99 it would be a great thing to get with your spare 20 bob note, and I challenge you to be disappointed!
Set in the Matrix universe / The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo / the central character / and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy / including the original film / The Matrix. Throughout the game / the path the player takes to resolve each scenario and the resulting consequences will be scripted and directed by the Wachowski Brothers.