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  • Summary: Players of The Matrix Online (Mx0) will inhabit an enormous urban sprawl, which spreads for miles in all directions. There are subways, nightclubs, skyscrapers, and dark alleys that all seem normal on the surface, but beneath this pedestrian exterior, a secret war is being waged for thePlayers of The Matrix Online (Mx0) will inhabit an enormous urban sprawl, which spreads for miles in all directions. There are subways, nightclubs, skyscrapers, and dark alleys that all seem normal on the surface, but beneath this pedestrian exterior, a secret war is being waged for the survival of humanity and machine alike. Here, you and many operatives like yourself, will determine who shall inherit the earth. Gameplay in The Matrix Online will be based on intricate and exciting "wire-fu" combat, an extensive mission structure, social interaction and a completely customizable skill and ability system. [Warner Bros.] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Not only is this an amazing game, as far as games and MMOG’s go, but it is also a unique storytelling experiment. One that has never been attempted before and one that I am extremely excited to be taking part in.
  2. Minor bugs aside, the game works, but lacks an inspired storyline and more content. It will frustrate the casual gamers and won't keep a dedicated MMO player hooked for very long. [May 2005, p.90]
  3. It's got some very good qualities, but you'll need to wade through a lot of potential frustrations to enjoy them.
  4. It isn’t finished for a start: while the game functions, there are way too many bugs, and they often hinder your progress whilst running missions. It’s been a just over a month since MxO’s release and it appears that Monolith are still struggling to get it running smoothly. "There’s a glitch in the Matrix" indeed.
  5. 65
    By hiring a live events team of twenty or so digital actors and writers to plan events and step into the shoes of the familiar main characters they've been providing opportunities for player involvment in unique plot developments on a surprisingly regular basis, with interesting things happening every few days.
  6. While the fighting engine is unique, and the city large and interesting, there isn't much to keep players glued to the game.
  7. Pelaaja (Finland)
    40
    At first, The Matrix Online is like a dream come true: your own Matrix. But then the cold, cold flames of its boring concrete hell, known as a game world start to get to you. Authentic, constantly developing storyline and one the best combat systems in the genre just don’t save the game from being monotonous and simply not fun to play. It’s as soulless as the world it tries to emulate. [June 2005, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. TomM.
    May 2, 2005
    10
    My first MMO and it is really cool. The events that take place are awesome and give me a feel that the world is really alive.
  2. PeteG.
    Mar 22, 2005
    10
    I am new to this type of game, but I like Matrix stuff and so I figured I would try it. I preordered and got into the game on last friday and I am new to this type of game, but I like Matrix stuff and so I figured I would try it. I preordered and got into the game on last friday and I have been playing it ever since! I had no idea how fun a PC game like this could be. Plus its like I'm in the Matrix. I was just playing and one of the characters from the movie was in the game talking to a group of people. Totally cool. I dunno. I like to consider myself a casual game player but this game has me so hooked I seem to be playing it more than I could have anticipated. Does this make me hardcore? I definitely give this game a solid 10, since it is the best game I've ever played of this type and it is not all about dragons and dungeons which is kind of played out and aimed at kiddes. This just seems more adult. Anyway, the game is cool. Definitely worth buying and trying out for while. This was the first game I preordered in my life and I have to say that I'm glad I did it. Other games I like: Halo 2 GTA: San Andreas Madden Football Grubbs Expand
  3. JohnnyNightmare
    Mar 25, 2005
    10
    End of Beta was awesome. I'm in the game now (lvl 7 Spy, lvl 6 Martial Artist) and having a lot of fun. Being able to change your skill End of Beta was awesome. I'm in the game now (lvl 7 Spy, lvl 6 Martial Artist) and having a lot of fun. Being able to change your skill set at any time is incredible. Combined with cool combat and an amazing story and the game is just great. Expand
  4. RigorMortis
    Mar 30, 2005
    9
    I'm taking off a point only because of the bugs. Everything else about this game is first rate. Don't listen to the haters. Either I'm taking off a point only because of the bugs. Everything else about this game is first rate. Don't listen to the haters. Either they're bound and determined to dislike the game because they think--without ever playing it--that it's a cheap attempt to ripoff Matrix fans, or they played a little during beta without knowing what the hell they were doing and jumped to the stupid conclusion that the game is broken. There are some people out there with reasonable complaints, and you should listen to them, but as for the rest, ignore them. Matrix Online is a great game if you give it a chance. Expand
  5. MikeA.
    May 8, 2005
    9
    Good game, happy days ahead!
  6. Mykal
    Apr 20, 2005
    8
    This game is a lot of fun to play. Simple as that. It isn't bug free, it isn't the greatest thing since pong, it is a game that you This game is a lot of fun to play. Simple as that. It isn't bug free, it isn't the greatest thing since pong, it is a game that you can easily jack into and loose yourself in for a few hours. I'm not a huge fan of the films. (Heck I am a huge Star Wars fan and I can admit that SWG was a POS) So I think my opinion is fairly unbiased. I am a gamer more than anything and there are fun things to do in MxO... I think the game is worth trying. Expand
  7. Isaac
    Apr 5, 2005
    0
    Be warned: there is no free trial. Unlike other subscription games, you are not allowed to decide if you want to keep playing. You have to Be warned: there is no free trial. Unlike other subscription games, you are not allowed to decide if you want to keep playing. You have to pay for at least one additional month before you can use the free month that comes with the box. It becomes a very expensive ($75) risk to take on a game so many people find horrible. Expand

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