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Enter the Matrix

Developer(s) Shiny Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari/Warner Brothers Interactive
Konami (JPN)
Designer(s) David Perry
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows
Release date NA May 14, 2003
PAL May 15, 2003
JPN June 19, 2003
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (T)
ELSPA: 15+
OFLC: M
CERO: 15
Media 2 GameCube optical discs, 1 DVD, 4 CD-ROMs

Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on The Matrix series of films. It was developed by Shiny Entertainment and published by Atari and WB Interactive for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube game systems, and for the PC. It reportedly cost over $30 million to create, one of the most expensive games ever developed. It sold one million copies in its first eighteen days of release, 2.5 million over the first six weeks, and eventually 5 million copies.[1] Enter the Matrix was simultaneously produced with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Shiny Entertainment is a video game developer based in Newport Beach, CA, and is the creator of several hits such as Earthworm Jim and Enter The Matrix. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Konami Corporation ) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines and video games. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... This article is about David Perry, the game developer. ... In computing, a platform describes some sort of framework, either in hardware or software, which allows software to run. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... Windows redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ... Television system by country The PAL region is a video game publication territory which covers Australia, New Zealand, and varying European countries. ... This article is about the country in East Asia. ... Further information: Game classification Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay interaction. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of video games into suitability-related groups. ... The ESRBs logo. ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The Office of Film and Literature Classification is a statutory censorship and classification body which provides day to day administrative support for the Classification Board which classified films, video games and publications in Australia, and the Classification Review Board which reviews films, computer games and publications when a valid application... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... The Matrix series is a media franchise consisting primarily of three films: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Shiny Entertainment is a video game developer based in Newport Beach, CA, and is the creator of several hits such as Earthworm Jim and Enter The Matrix. ... This article is about the corporate game company. ... Warner Bros. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ...

Contents

Overview

First released on 15 May 2003, the same day as The Matrix Reloaded's North American release, Enter the Matrix gives players control of two of the minor characters in that film, Ghost and Niobe, members of the same group of rebels as Morpheus, Trinity, and Neo. Niobe is the Captain of the Logos, the fastest ship in the rebel fleet. Ghost is the ship's first mate and weapons guru, and is a deep-thinking, philosophical assassin. The game takes place at roughly the same time as the events in The Matrix Reloaded; a character may walk out of a scene in the film, only to walk into a scene in the game. Like the films, the game features martial arts, firefights, driving, and bullet-time. It also includes a "hacking system" that simulates the ability to hack into the Matrix by way of a simplified mimicry of DOS, exploring and unlocking secrets, weapons, maps, and skills. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... Ghost is the name of a fictional character (played by Anthony Wong) in the computer game Enter the Matrix, and the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Niobe Niobe (played by actress Jada Pinkett Smith) is the captain of the Logos in the video game Enter the Matrix and the two feature films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The Logos is a hovercraft in the Matrix trilogy. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Bullet time (or bullet-time) is a computer enhanced simulation of variable speed (ie. ... This article is about computer hacking. ... This article is about the family of closely related operating systems for the IBM PC compatible platform. ...


Connections to the films

Enter the Matrix was designed, like The Animatrix, to be an integral part of the Matrix series. Many previous movies have been adapted as games, but in this case, the game expands upon the story told in the films. Enter the Matrix includes two hours of live action 35mm film footage written and directed specifically for the game by the Wachowski brothers (and later included as part of "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" on the "The Matrix Reloaded Revisited" DVD). The martial arts moves and in-engine cutscenes of the game feature actions captured directly from the films' actors and stunt doubles to recreate their unique fighting styles while suspended from wires under the supervision of the series' fight scene choreographer Yuen Wo Ping. Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... Simulated 35 mm film with soundtracks _ The outermost strips (on either side) contain the SDDS soundtrack as an image of a digital signal. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... A cut scene or cutscene (sometimes also referred to as a cinematic) is a sequence in a video game over which the player has no control. ... A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television (such as jumping out of a building, jumping from vehicle to vehicle, or other similar actions), and for other sophisticated stunts (especially fight scenes). ... Yuen Woo-ping is a martial arts choreographer and director. ...


The player learns that Neo is not the only target of Persephone's predilection toward trading kisses for esoteric information; Niobe and Ghost are both put into positions where they must submit to her whims in order to gain critical information that she offers them in return for their favors. Significant also to the continuity of the Matrix universe is the first appearance of actress Mary Alice in the role of the Oracle. (Gloria Foster, the original actress, died of complications related to diabetes early on in the production of both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions). The game includes a film sequence specifically explaining her change of appearance, as a result of an attack on her by the Merovingian, a malevolent character introduced in The Matrix Reloaded, who also appears in the game. Another film sequence reveals that the Merovingian's attack was facilitated by a sacrificial trade with the compassionate program Rama-Kandra. Allowed to occur by the Oracle, the Merovingian acquired the deletion codes for the Oracle's external "shell," and in exchange, he gave Rama-Kandra's daughter Sati her freedom and safety in the Matrix, despite her lack of purpose in the machine world, though the Oracle foreshadows that Sati will play an important role in both the Matrix and the Real. What role Sati will play is yet to be determined in The Matrix Online. Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... Mary Alice Smith (born December 3, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA) is an African-American actress. ... The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ... Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 - September 29, 2001) was an American actress born in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of programs and machines in the Matrix series. ... The Matrix is the virtual reality simulation that is the main setting of The Matrix series of science fiction films, comic books and video games. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ...


Plot

The story takes place just moments after the short film Final Flight of the Osiris. Niobe, Ghost, and operator Sparks, the crew of the rebel ship the Logos, have been charged with retrieving the package dropped off by Jue. Upon being jacked in, Niobe or Ghost decide to get the package which is now at the post office. After fighting his or her way through numerous security guards, Niobe or Ghost finally makes it to the P.O. box room which is housing the package. However, guards fill the room with tear gas before he or she can leave. Luckily, the character that wasn't chosen by the player appears and quickly dispatches those responsible and Niobe or Ghost escapes. Final Flight of the Osiris is one of nine short films in The Animatrix series, which reveals more about the world of The Matrix. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... A security guard is a private person who is employed to protect property and people. ...


After being picked up by his or her partner, a car chase ensues between the two rebels and the police. With Ghost shooting and Niobe driving they escape. Unfortunately, Agents succeed in disabling their car and Niobe and Ghost are forced to make their way across Mega City's rooftops in order to get away. From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones Spoiler warning: Agents are a group of characters in The Matrix series. ... It has been suggested that Club Hel (The Matrix) be merged into this article or section. ...


Upon viewing Thadeus' final message to Zion the Logos' crew and Commander Lock discover that the Sentinels are tunneling toward Zion with an army of at least 250,000. Lock then advises Niobe that he wants all of the city's ships to return home as quickly as possible. Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... Zion is a fictional place in The Matrix films. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ...


In order to inform the rest of the fleet, Niobe and Ghost decide to use the airport's payphones to deliver the message to make tracking harder for the Agents. Before they are able to leave the airport, the Vigilant contacts them so they can help save Axel, one of their crew members, who is being held at the airport. Niobe pursues Axel while Ghost helps Soren and his team get out of the Matrix. Niobe gets to Axel and helps him get off the airborne plane. However, he is intercepted by an Agent and Ghost gives chase. After Axel makes the vehicle wreck, Niobe and Ghost quickly get him out of the Matrix. Before Niobe uses the hardline to exit, The Trainman informs her that last time the machines attacked, Zion lasted 72 hours. This article is about the hovercraft ships shown in the fictional universe of the Matrix series. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ...


At this point, The Matrix Reloaded storyline begins to parallel that of the game. After the meeting, the crews split up into the sewer and flee the persistent SWAT teams. After helping the crew of the Caduceus, who is to stay behind and await contact from the Oracle, Ghost and Niobe reunite and, with the help of the Keymaker, escape through a door into a hall of doors. The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ...


The Keymaker then presents the two with a key to the Source so they may give it to Neo. Unfortunately, Cain and Abel steal the key and Niobe and Ghost split up to find it in the Merovingian's chateau. During the search one of two events happen, if the player is playing as Niobe, Ghost is captured and is held prisoner by the Merovingian. If the player is playing as Ghost, Niobe is captured and held by the Merovingian. While looking for his or her partner, Niobe or Ghost encounters Persephone. In Niobe's scenario, after she and the Merovingian's wife share a lesbian kiss, Niobe implies that, despite being with Commander Lock, Niobe is still in love with Morpheus. In Ghost's scenario, Persephone senses un-requited love in Ghost's kiss, stating that it is something that he'll never have, implying that Ghost was in love with Trinity. Persephone then shows Niobe or Ghost the way to his or her partner. When the player finds the partner, Niobe or Ghost witnesses the Merovingian destroy the key to the Source before he or she secretly frees his or her partner. After a brief battle with Cain and Abel, the two bid farewell to the Keymaker, who is again locked up, and escape. After a car chase with the Twins, the rebels escape, jack out, and make their way to Zion. Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ...


During their time at Zion, Ghost trains with Trinity (while Neo was busy with the Zion citizens) when the Nebuchadnezzar arrives, while Lock visits Niobe's room, having a lengthy discussion about Morpheus. It is also revealed that Lock, in an attempt to protect Niobe, told the council that the Logos was too small to make a stand against the machines. Despite this, Niobe, along with Captain Soren of the Vigilant, answers the council's call to bring the Neb back to Zion for a counter attack against the machine army. For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... The Nebuchadnezzar is a futuristic dark coloured mechanical hovercraft captained by Morpheus in the Matrix trilogy. ...


Upon finding out from Link that the Neb's crew are being chased by the police on the highway, Niobe and Ghost attempt to rescue them. Despite being chased by Agents, they succeed in saving Morpheus from falling from a truck while fighting an Agent. Link (played by actor Harold Perrineau) serves as the ships Operator for the crew of the Zion hovercraft Nebuchadnezzar in the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


After a meeting between the Keymaker and crews of the Neb, Vigilant, and Logos, Niobe and Ghost aid them in reaching the door to the Source by destroying a power plant which will knock out the building's power long enough for Neo, Morpheus and the Keymaker to reach the door. With Niobe acting as the one person infantry and Ghost acting as the sniper, the crew succeeds, overcoming Agents, and SWAT teams.


Meanwhile back at Zion, Bane, now under the control of Smith, has sabotaged the entire fleet's plan to counter attack the oncoming Sentinels by setting off the Caduceus' EMP early, knocking out everyone's power and making the ships vulnerable. The term electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the following meanings: electromagnetic radiation from an explosion (especially a nuclear explosion) or an intensely fluctuating magnetic field caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the electronic or explosive device or in a surrounding medium. ...


The Logos then receives a call from Seraph, the Oracle's guardian, requesting that they come at once. Depending on the player's choice of character, either Ghost or Niobe will go to meet Seraph at his teahouse. Upon meeting Seraph, Seraph engages the character in combat. Once Seraph is defeated, one of two events happen based solely upon the current character: This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ...


If the player is Niobe (considered canon as she stated that she met the Oracle in Matrix Revolutions): When Niobe arrives, the Oracle, now with a different appearance as a result of an attack on her by the Merovingian, tells her that, when the time comes, she will have to choose whether to help Neo or not. Upon leaving the apartment, numerous copies of Smith begin to chase after her. After being chased through the city, Niobe manages to barely make it out. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third film in the Matrix trilogy. ...


If the player is Ghost: When Ghost arrives, he does not recognize the Oracle as a result of her new appearance. In order to regain his trust, the Oracle recalls an event in the past when Ghost asked the Oracle "if she would ever love him." The Oracle's response was "as a friend and as a brother" (supporting the implications that Ghost was in love with Trinity) which Ghost felt grateful for. The Oracle gives an explanation behind the change of her appearance, in which two programs (Rama Kandra, and Kamala) gave the termination codes to the Oracle's shell to the Merovingian. This was done in order to save their child Sati. Ghost asks the Oracle why she let it happen, and the Oracle foreshadows that Sati will play an important role that will affect both the Real and the Matrix. Before Ghost leaves, the Oracle asks Ghost if he still loves Trinity, in which Ghost replies "As much as she loves another" and quotes Nietsche. Upon leaving the apartment, numerous copies of Smith begin to chase after him. After being chased through the city, Ghost manages to barely make it out. In both scenes, when Agent Smith appears to Niobe/Ghost in the hallway of doors, he says, "Damn, not who I was looking for." This scene occurs at about the time that Neo, Morpheus, and the Keymaker enter the hallway to find the Source. For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ...


After returning, a group of Sentinels begin to chase the Logos through the tunnels similar to the way the Osiris was chased. Fortunately, the crew manages to turn on its EMP, effectively deactivating the Sentinels, but also stranding themselves in uncharted territory, where they wait to be rescued.


Facts learned about Rama Kandra, Kamala, and Sati:


Rama Kandra and Kamala were trying to prevent Sati from being deleted by the Machines, and as a result turned to the Merovingian and the Oracle for help. The Merovingian would allow the three programs into the Matrix via The Trainman in exchange for working under him. The Oracle agreed to take care of Sati, while Rama Kandra and Kamala give the termination codes to the Oracle's shell to the Merovingian. The Oracle allowed this to happen because despite Sati's lack of purpose, Sati would play an important role that could affect both the real and the Matrix. Sati's role has not been explained in The Matrix Revolutions,and has yet to be explained in The Matrix Online. It has been implied that Sati has the ability to control the weather, and as a result brought the ire of a program called The General, resulting her to be kidnapped. List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ...


Characters

Aside from Ghost and Niobe, there are numerous secondary characters in Enter The Matrix.


Sparks — The operator. He gives players tips and information throughout the game.


Agent Smith — A program who can absorb human bodies and humanoid programs to make copies of himself. He chases the player through an abandoned skyscraper, and later, Chinatown. Agent Smith (later merely Smith) is a fictional character featured in the Matrix film series, played by actor Hugo Weaving. ...


Agent Jackson — An agent who appears frequently during the game. He is defeated multiple times by means of blowing up his helicopter, and knocking him out of a plane.


Agent Johnson — Another agent with frequent appearances in the game. He was the leader of the upgraded Agent trio in the films.


Agent Thompson — The least-featured Agent in the game, who only appears in cinematics, and the only opportunity to fight him occurs at the end of Niobe's missions at the power plant.


The Oracle The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ...


Seraph — A martial arts master who protects the Oracle; he fights Niobe or Ghost once during the events of the game.


Morpheus — One of the members of the rebel group Niobe and Ghost are part of. He is Niobe's ex-boyfriend, and is captain of the Nebuchadnezzar. Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


Trinity — Another rebel, she is a good friend of Ghost, referring to him as "dear brother". For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ...


Neo — The most important rebel. He is "The One". Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ...


Axel — A rebel you must rescue from Agent Jackson at the airport, in a plane, and finally after a car chase.


The Keymaker — An old man who guides players through certain portions of the game. Spoiler warning: In the movie The Matrix Reloaded, The Keymaker is a computer program taking the form of an older Asian man (portrayed by Randall Duk Kim) imprisoned by The Merovingian. ...


The Trainman — An old man who carries multiple wristwatches on his arms. He controls the link between the Matrix and the machine city, and works for the Merovingian. Bruce Spence as the Trainman The Trainman, played by Australian actor Bruce Spence, is a fictional character in the film The Matrix Revolutions and the game Enter the Matrix. ...


The Merovingian (A.K.A. "The Frenchman") — A man who has a chateau in the mountains. He has the Keymaker imprisoned. The Merovingian's henchmen are early Matrix programs, and are rumored to be "vampires" and "werewolves". The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ...


Persephone — Wife of the Merovingian. Often betrays him out of catty spite. Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ...


Cain and Abel — Two henchmen of the Merovingian. They are encountered by the player in the chateau dungeon.


Vlad — He is the black-clad, pale-skinned leader of the Merovingian's vampires. During the game, he captures Niobe, and locks her in the chateau's attic. Vlad decides not to take Niobe to the Merovingian, for reasons unknown. Niobe breaks free of her ropes and fights Vlad, who is in the next room. After a lengthy fight, Vlad knocks Niobe to the ground and leaves, saying he has better things to do. Vlad and Niobe later fight a second time in Persephone's bedroom. The only difference this time is that Niobe wins, killing Vlad by stabbing him through the heart with a wooden stake.


Cujo — He is the menacing leader of the Merovingian's werewolves. Aside from that, he guards the chateau's dungeon. The player encounters Cujo in a pit in the dungeon. In the end, Cujo dies from impalement upon a wooden stake.


The Twins — Employees of the Merovingian, who are encountered as the player leaves the chateau. The Twins chase the players down a long tunnel, before they are finally evaded. Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ...


Cheats

Like many other games, Enter the Matrix has cheat codes; these codes are the same for every console version. The cheat codes for Enter the Matrix can be activated, and deactivated, in the Hacking portion of the game, using the "cheat.exe" command.


As is the case with many games, cheat codes are known to make the game unstable, but can be easily deactivated to fix problems caused by their use. In some cases, the programmers have included anti-cheating mechanisms to prevent their use at certain parts of the game. The mechanism manifests itself as a bomb placed at the beginning of a level that will explode — and kill — your character. However, this can be defeated by activating the invincibility cheat.


Also, a mode in which the player can use a sword to attack is achieved through a process of hacking. You can also unlock concept art, and have conversations with multiple characters as you make progress through the hacking engine, a mini game resembling a DOS computer terminal. This article is about the family of closely related operating systems for the IBM PC compatible platform. ...


Soundtrack

Main article: Enter the Matrix: Original Soundtrack from the Videogame

A CD release of the soundtrack accompanied the video game, with compositions by Don Davis and Erik Lundborg. Donald Romain Davis (born February 4, 1957) is an American film score composer, conductor, and orchestrator. ...


Other musical groups, such as Evanescence, Fluke, Clawfinger, and Celldweller, are featured in the game and are credited in the game's booklet. Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ... Fluke is an English electronic music group formed in the late 1980s by Mike Bryant, Jon Fugler and Mike Tournier with Julian Nugent as the bands manager. ... Clawfinger is an industrial rap-metal band from Sweden and was one of the earliest bands to adopt this sound. ... Celldweller is a Detroit, United States based band that was created by Klayton (formerly created music as the 90s project Circle of Dust), who writes all of the music and performs the majority of vocals and instruments on studio recordings. ...


Reaction

Despite the heavy hype surrounding the Matrix movie franchise, the game was generally met by mixed reviews from critics. Metacritic, a movie and game review site similar to film's Rotten Tomatoes, reported that the game had an average mark of 62 out of 100. Two critics from Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it "bad" scores; another later admitted that his "average" score for the game was too high. Mark MacDonald's comments were especially scathing: Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ...

"In more than 20 years of playing games, I have never seen a console game as obviously unfinished and rushed to market as Enter the Matrix. ... This game is a complete mess, and that's the only thing complete about it."(EGM, August. 2003)

GameSpot listed Enter the Matrix in several of their "Dubious Honors" lists at the end of 2003, including their five most disappointing titles of the year.[2] One common complaint was that players wanted to play as Neo rather than the films' secondary characters, an issue Shiny Entertainment addressed with their later Matrix game Path of Neo.


Steven Poole, in his column in Edge, described Enter the Matrix as "Max Payne with celebrity scriptwriters," and said that the films' fluid fight choreography could not be matched by the game's control system, and that the game's centred view, while practical, was not as interesting as the "kinetic montage" of camera angles used in the movies' action scenes. He also expressed other concerns: Steven Poole (born 1972) is a British author and journalist. ... Edge is a multi-format computer and video game magazine published by Future Publishing in the United Kingdom. ... Max Payne is a third-person shooter video game developed by the Finnish company Remedy Entertainment, produced by 3D Realms and published by Gathering of Developers in July, 2001 for Windows. ... In motion picture terminology, a montage (literally putting together) is a form of movie editing technique in which short shots are grouped or juxtaposed to advance the plot. ...

"The most worrying new precedent that Enter the Matrix sets, though, with its massively hyped synergy and narrative overlap with Reloaded, is that it seems the film itself has been deliberately made to suffer, to donate some of its lifeblood so that its vampiric brood can feed on it. In Reloaded, Niobe and her crew go to blow up the nuclear power plant, a feat of security bypassing which would presumably require something like a lobby scene squared. Instead, we see nothing until they are already in the control room. Why? Because that's what you get to do in the game instead. The film's sense of rhythm and victory over threat is compromised just so we can bash buttons on our consoles at home. It's as though James Cameron had cut footage out of Aliens so that it could be rendered in blocky 2D graphics in the 1987 Spectrum/C64 tie-in game released by Electric Dreams — which remains, actually, a superior film-to-game conversion."[3] For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... 2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd. ... C-64 redirects here. ...

Positive comments came from IGN and Nintendo Power, with NP giving it an 82/100 and stating "Its game play suffers from repetition, but this two-disc technomelange has tons of great stuff for "Matrix" fans." IGN's review, while mixed, gave praise to its presentation and sound. They stated that "You can't get much better than having the Wachowski Brothers filming your cutscenes", and "Kudos to the sound team for bringing the movie audio to life in the game. Excellent sound design, and a great score."


Peer Schneider of IGN has also given positive comments, saying that "Things could have been much better with a few more months in development. That said, the story elements and the way the Wachowski Brothers tie together the Matrix movies, the Animatrix shorts, and the game is exceptional. Not being able to slip into the black robes of the movie's principal characters is a bummer, but there's no denying that playing through Enter the Matrix will actually increase your appreciation of the Matrix universe as a whole," and also giving praise to the GCN version, specifically "A big 'thank you' to Atari and Shiny for making sure that Nintendo's little cube didn't get shafted. The GameCube version actually ships on two disks to accommodate all the video and audio content. DPLII, progressive scan, DIVX compression — it's all used to full effect to make sure the GameCube version is as good as it can be."


See also

Simulated reality is the idea that reality could be simulated — often computer-simulated — to a degree indistinguishable from true reality. ...

References

  1. ^ Fahey, Rob. "Atari full-year revenues fall despite Enter The Matrix success", GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved on 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Most Disappointing Game (html). GameSpot.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  3. ^ Poole, Steven. "Films and videogames: not good bedfellows". Edge issue 125 (July 2003), pp. 24.

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External links

  • Official Site
  • Enter the Matrix at MobyGames
  • Reviews for the PS2 game
  • EGM's Review on ETM (Xbox)
  • An hour long movie containing all cut-scenes from the game.
  • Interview with Erik Lundborg at Tracksounds
MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... The Matrix Revolutions is the third and final film in The Matrix trilogy. ... Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... Final Flight of the Osiris is one of nine short films in The Animatrix series, which reveals more about the world of The Matrix. ... The Second Renaissance (2003) is composed of two short anime films which form part of The Animatrix collection. ... The Kid on the run from Agents. ... Cis fighting Program is an animated short film and fifth segment of the nine-segments that comprise The Animatrix, the companion series of short animated stories set in the expanded world of The Matrix series. ... Dan running on the track. ... The kids investigate the lot. ... A Detective Story is an animated short film set in the universe of The Matrix. ... The robot and the human with the great divide between them. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ... Thomas A. Anderson (alias Neo) is a fictional character in the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... Morpheus is the name of a fictional character (played by Laurence Fishburne) in the science fiction films, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. ... Movie poster for The Matrix Revolutions, featuring the various copies of Agent Smith. ... From left to right: Agents Brown, Smith, and Jones Agents are a group of characters in the Matrix series. ... The Oracle is a fictional character portrayed by Gloria Foster (and later, by Mary Alice) within the Matrix series of films created by the Wachowski brothers. ... I am the Architect. ... Niobe Niobe (played by actress Jada Pinkett Smith) is the captain of the Logos in the video game Enter the Matrix and the two feature films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. ... The Merovingian The Merovingian is a fictional character in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, portrayed by Lambert Wilson in both films. ... Persephone Spoiler warning: In the movies The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Persephone (played by Monica Bellucci) is the wife of The Merovingian. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of programs and machines in the Matrix series. ... This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ... Poster featuring The Twins In The Matrix, The Twins (played by Neil and Adrian Rayment) are the two silvery henchmen of The Merovingian who can become translucent and move through solid objects. ... Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... List of artificial characters in The Matrix series of films. ... The Matrix is the virtual reality simulation that is the main setting of The Matrix series of science fiction films, comic books and video games. ... It has been suggested that Club Hel (The Matrix) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The City (The Matrix). ... Zion is a fictional place in The Matrix films. ... This article is about the hovercraft ships shown in the fictional universe of the Matrix series. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... Keanu Charles Reeves (pronounced ; born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jada Koren Pinkett Smith (born September 18, 1971) is an American actress and singer. ... Owen Paterson is an Australian production designer, who was chiefly responsible for the design and look of The Matrix series of movies. ... John Gaeta (born 1965) is a visual effects designer best known for his work on the Matrix film trilogy, where he advanced and popularized the effects known as Bullet Time and Virtual Cinematography as well as pushing the boundaries of computer-generated imagery pre visualization. ... Cover art by Geof Darrow Geof (Geoffrey) Darrow (October 21, 1955) is a comic artist and designer born in Iowa, USA. He was a student at Hanna-Barbera cartoon studios after studying at the American Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. ... artist Steve Skroce Steve Skroce is a Canadian comic book and movie storyboard artist. ... The Matrix Comics is a collection of short comics set in the fictional universe of the Matrix series. ... Digital rain as seen in the Matrix series Matrix digital rain, Matrix code or sometimes green rain, is a fictional computer code featured in the Matrix series. ... Several of the character names in the Matrix series have additional meanings. ... The Matrix Revisited is a documentary on the production of the movie The Matrix. ... The Zion Archive is a DVD provided with The Ultimate Matrix Collection that contains several forms of media such as pictures and video that all relate to the creation of The Matrix Trilogy. ... The Ultimate Matrix Collection The Ultimate Matrix Collection is a DVD release featuring all the titles in the Matrix Series, as well as several hours of special features, spread over 10 discs. ... The SPH-N270 or Matrix phone is a bar-type cell phone released in 2003, made to resemble the phone used in The Matrix Reloaded. ... Redpill is a term that describes a human that has been freed from the Matrix, a fictional computer-generated world set at the end of the 20th Century. ... Bullet-time is a concept introduced in recent films and computer games whereby the passage of time is slowed down so that an observer can see individual bullets flying throughout the scene at a conceivable rate, usually with their trails made visible. ... Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) is a non-fiction book, and seminal work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. ... Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... Simulated reality is the idea that reality could be simulated — often computer-simulated — to a degree indistinguishable from true reality. ... This article is about the simulation technology. ... The Official Matrix Exhibit in Warner Bros. ... The CTS is a mid size entry level luxury car made by General Motors for the Cadillac brand. ...

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