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Ships Ahoy - The Matrix: Path of Neo

There is now spoon, and there was no gold announcement, but there is this announcement (thanks Frans) revealing that The Matrix: Path of Neo is shipping, and that Shiny's second game based on The Matrix movies is now available in the U.S. Here's a bit:

THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is the first and only Matrix game that lets gamers take on the role of Neo and become "The One" by reliving his most important and memorable scenarios from the blockbuster motion picture trilogy of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions from Warner Bros. Pictures. THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO is rated 'T' for Teen and is also available for purchase at www.thematrixpathofneo.com.

"THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO delivers the interactive Matrix experience fans have been waiting for -- now they can confront the challenges Neo faced and control their own gaming outcome with new, never-before-seen story responses and a completely new Matrix ending written and directed by the Wachowski brothers," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Atari, Inc. "The 'bullet time(TM)' special effects, martial arts combat and Hollywood-style action sequences re-created in THE MATRIX: PATH OF NEO are sure to delight long-time franchise fans and appeal to new consumers."

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42. "the first and only" Nov 9, 2005, 15:00 Kxmode
 
And let's hope the last.

The magic died when the sequels came out. No one cares about the freaking Matrix.

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41. Re: No subject Nov 9, 2005, 09:23 Semantics
 
Gun katas!

 
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40. Re: No subject Nov 9, 2005, 07:31 Jarek Forhanon
 
Am I the only person here who enjoyed playing messiah ?

I liked it too. Sure, it completely failed to live up to the hype, but it if you treat it as an action-platformer with an innovative twist, you'll probably find it enjoyable.

Shiny's been coasting on their 'reputation' for years now.

Really? If I recall correctly, Sacrifice was a great game. Messiah may not have been great, but it was certainly a good action-platformer. On the console front, Wild 9 was also a good action-platformer. However, once Shiny started doing franchise work and pumped out ETM, their good reputation was flushed down the drain. Before ETM, I never played a Shiny product I didn't enjoy.

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39. No subject Nov 9, 2005, 05:31 Acleacius
 
When he said stolen, I took it rhetorically or as stealing the ideas.

If you are trying to make out like he is suggesting stolen as Eddie Murphy stole Coming to American script, well your welcome to your oppinion but you must be trippin.

There are side by side comparisons on the Net of the costumes and sets.
Dark City came out Feb 1998 and The Matrix on March 1999, 13 months later.

BTW I still have fond memories of Shinys MDK, but Enter the Matrix must have been more accepted on consoles (from the high sales) as I dont recall many that liked it on PC.

 
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38. Re: Post 31 n00bies Nov 8, 2005, 21:40 Creston
 
You both are internet n00bz! let me skool u!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp


How about that. I guess the only thing the wachowskis ARE guilty of, then, is rewriting their original endings and leaving the Matrix intact in the movie, all so they could have Monolith create what has to be the biggest MMORPG turd ever to disgrace the Internet.
Good job!

The game has looked very interesting, I have to say though. But I REALLY need some good recommendations before I'll play it. Enter the Matrix looked really good too... (then again I did sorta enjoy playing the PS2 version of that.)

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37. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 20:29 Undead Scottsman
 
From what I heard, this game has a drug induced ending.
Basically, right after Smiths "This is my world speech", the game stops and two terrance and phillip like versions of the wachowski brothers show up and begin talking about how they never got to do the original ending in theatres because it was too "videogame" like, but since this is a video game, they got to do it.

And then the crazyness hits the fan; all the Smiths, along with a crapton of junk, mearge into a giant Mecha-Smith, who then grabs a giant pair of sunglasses off a billboard and puts them on.

Good. God.



 
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36. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 19:21 Masa
 
Hmm...Dark City, The Matrix, and Equilibrium sound like good movies to watch tonight.


 
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35. No subject Nov 8, 2005, 17:51 zincthallinide
 
Is there a hotkey that allows me to stare at nothingness and say "Woah." in an exceedingly bland, generic fashion? If not, there's no way I'm buying this game.

 
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34. Fun game Nov 8, 2005, 16:43 Viranth
 
This game is a lot of fun, combat is well done and it's fun being Neo.

Much better than Enter the Matrix for sure.

 
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33. Re: Post 31 n00bies Nov 8, 2005, 16:38 Semantics
 
Ahh okay. I must have read the article they cited. Well, there goes my theory as to why each movie was a ten times worse than the previous one. Thanks for the correction.

 
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32. Post 31 n00bies Nov 8, 2005, 16:24 TangledThorns
 
I recall that the suit seemed frivolous and didn't appear to be going anywhere.

She won a shitload of money...

You both are internet n00bz! let me skool u!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

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31. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 16:06 nin
 
I recall that the suit seemed frivolous and didn't appear to be going anywhere.

She won a shitload of money...

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30. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 15:47 Ray Marden
 
I played it for quite a bit and enjoyed the idea. However, the quirks/rough gameplay eventually drove me nuts and I just stopped playing at one point, even though I was pretty far into the game...
It is still a very interesting world/idea.
Posessing you and infiltrating Shiny, releasing a demo :D,
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29. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 15:31 JediLuke
 
Dark City and The Matrix were similar thematically, but The Matrix wasn't "stolen" from Dark City any more than it was stolen from Plato's Cave. There was a woman, though, who sued the Wachowski brothers, claiming that they had stolen her idea. Her screenplay had something to do with a third eye or something. I recall that the suit seemed frivolous and didn't appear to be going anywhere. I'm sure you can google it.  
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28. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 15:15 Devster
 
Dark City is the movie your thinking of, a very good movie even now, go rent it if you havent see it.
Directors cut coming out in 2006, according to Ebert in this "Great Movies" article... SPOILER WARNING

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051106/REVIEWS08/511060302/1004
I believe more than ever that "Dark City" is one of the great modern films. It preceded "The Matrix" by a year (both films used a few of the same sets in Australia), and on a smaller budget, with special effects that owe as much to imagination as to technology, did what "The Matrix" wanted to do, earlier and with more feeling.


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27. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 14:58 jm0ris0n
 
Am I the only person here who enjoyed playing messiah ?

 
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26. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 14:29 Elf Shot The Food
 
Shiny's been coasting on their 'reputation' for years now.

 
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25. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 14:27 TangledThorns
 
Dark City is the movie your thinking of, a very good movie even now, go rent it if you havent see it.

While Dark City and The Matrix are both similar movies, to say that The Matrix stole its entire concept from Dark City would be wrong. It would be like Armageddon stole its idea from Deep Impact.]

You fucking n00bs, Matrix was ripped from the anime classic Megazone 23 which was released back in 1985!

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24. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2005, 14:26 nin
 
While Dark City and The Matrix are both similar movies, to say that The Matrix stole its entire concept from Dark City would be wrong

They were filmed at the same time, and shared a few sets, I heard...hence, they look a bit alike in parts.

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23. No subject Nov 8, 2005, 14:26 aldo_14
 
They did steal Dark Citys' sets, though


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