Posted Thu, Jun 30, 2005 by Boomjack
Blue pill fever.
GamersInfo.net has a review of The Matrix Online posted. We're nearly sure that Neo had no part in the writing of this:
"When I jack in, I am in the Matrix. The terminology used, the skill
system, the events: these are the Matrix. However, it's really not the
game itself that has succeeded in creating the Matrix Online. It's the
combination of live events and the offline elements. Newspapers are
sent to my email regarding what is happening in the Matrix. If I have
signed up for their IM service I can speak to people in the Matrix
while not in myself (and vice versa). A radio station was developed by
players - Radio Free Zion - and was just incorporated into the game.
Live Events of the highest caliber - performed by professional actors -
occur at regularly scheduled intervals for days at a time. Summaries of
the events are posted daily - sometimes multiple times per day - from
the perspective of players, characters such as Morpheus (who was
recently killed), or from the various factions like the Machines,
Zionites and Exiles (Merovingians). Event summaries are posted in a
very timely manner and then again sometimes weeks later you'll find
another clue about what happened that will simply make your head swim.
Add to that, short cinematics that often include the Oracle and you
feel like you've found your spot inside the raining green code."
You can read the entire The Matrix Online Review at GamersInfo.net.