Shockingly enough, is actually pretty damn good. Sure, it looks uglier than Ernest Borgnine in a tutu, and trying to use the controls is like operating the Space Shuttle while wearing oven mitts, but once you get the hang of it, beating the Stove Top stuffing out of agents is terrific fun.
At first, combat seems too twitchy and simplistic, while the training sequences last too long, but as you grow in power, and unlock your substantial latent wealth of special moves and combination plays, the rich combat possibilities reveal themselves.
This game fell just short of being a memorable classic, and my reason for saying this is primarily based upon the short level designs, which felt like we playing a demo of a feature length game. Just as you were getting into the thick of it, and wanting more, the level was over, but I guess we could put this down to hardware technical limitations for the time. But setting that aside, Shiny were really brave to take on a project as deep and as ambitious as the Matrix, and manage to make it so damn good. Despite the obviously low poly count, the graphics - for the time - still impressed me, as Shiny always have that knack of being able to create an amazing atmosphere within a game. The bullet time feature was an absolute blast, too, especially kicking / shooting ten shades of sweet **** out of agents. I really think that a Matrix game needs to be released on next-gen consoles, which would sort out the problem of the short levels. Anyway, I'd give Path of Neo 89%
A large number of technical issues and some combat flaws, along with a number of less than stellar puzzle mechanics make this a game for hardcore Matrix fans or some martial arts action buffs instead of for everyone.
Not great, but entertaining. Unlike Enter the Matrix, this is a straightforward action game. It allows players to relive through the movie's iconic action scenes as Neo himself. But there are also original levels and a new ending to The Matrix Revolutions. Graphically, it isn't very impressive. Still, fans of Devil May Cry or God of War should have fun with it. I would rate it with 7.7 out of 10.
if it was a beat em up it would be amazing because the combat in this game is great! what i hate about this game is just not being able to skip cutscenes.
the graphics even on the PS2 are beautiful and full of life in the colors, there is a part where you fight against a samurai and the Japanese island is charming
enter the matrix ****, i played this game on hard difficulty and loved the combos and beating loads of enemies, lots of levels which i liked since i like games to be long, really long training though and the graphics i feel were horrible, but if you can get past the graphics then i always enjoyed this game the most out of any matrix game i have played.
Points off for repetition, uninteresting level design, occasionally odd animations, and controls that weren't improved. What is cool about this is that some of the levels reflect the movie and are exciting. Just like Reloaded, this game has an operator talking to you during training. Most of the beginning of the game is tutorials and combos. By the time you get to sword fighting you'll find the hand to hand combat repetitive. The animations build up like your not quite controlling Neo. You button mash and he goes into some animations, then button mash to get him to avoid an attack. There is some gun play like the first Enter The Matrix game, which was quite awesome. The first Enter The Matrix game is far superior in level design and storytelling. This game really focused too much on Neo's training. If you played the first Matrix game, lots of the levels in this will be annoying. Only the ones based on the movie were imaginative. It feels like they put in a lot of filler. There aren't enough health packs and you end up replaying levels a bit too much. The game isn't fast paced enough and you feel like your being bogged down by AI just because they can generate more enemies. It would have been better if you just went through levels as an objective itself rather than have to defeat enemies "just because." Sometimes I was impressed by the presentation and detail, other times it felt like the game was created by a first time developer. Get Enter The Matrix which is a superior game.
SummarySet in the Matrix universe, The Matrix: Path of Neo enables players to 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 ...