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post Aug 8 2005, 02:01 AM
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Friday evening Bryn and I went to Gamestop looking for something new to play. I spotted Matrix Online for $20 and it included a free month trial. The price was right so I picked up a copy and figured twenty bucks was worth a month of gameplay. We are both huge fans of the first movie and the Animatrix so this was worth a look. I made a character and had a look around the city. It is a pretty cool game, notwithstanding a slightly poor performance on my aging machine.

This game feels like a cross between City of Heroes and Anarchy Online. A bit hard to figure out the upgrades and abilities but plays very fast, and easy to jump into the action. Bryn wanted to join in on the fun so we went back and picked up another copy.

Jacking in to the Matrix.
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Residual Self Images.
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Knock knock motherf#ckers!
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Let's rock!
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Giving the office a fresh coat of bullet holes.
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exp and ejecting shells.
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Crushing Zion loyalists with our Hacker Code and Simulacrum.
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Gettin' down after the battle at a nearby club.
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You notice the radio tuner in the lower right corner? You can tune into any streaming broadcast or your own music library in game. The official station of the game has live DJ's who are in game when they broadcast and give updates on any pvp action, parties, or movie character appearances throughout the city. I'll have to set up AT Radio with a .asx file before I can access it with the in game tuner.

Matrix Online also comes with AIM built into the interface. You can contact anyone in or out of the game, and people who don't have the game can contact you while you are playing, kind of like Xfire.

Pretty fun game for what we paid. I am not sure if we'll take it beyond the month trial, we'll see how it pans out. For now we'll be fighting on the Merovingion side, terminating Zionists and Machinists. guns.gif
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post Aug 8 2005, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE (Dive @ Aug 8 2005, 02:01 AM)
The official station of the game has live DJ's who are in game when they broadcast and give updates on any pvp action, parties, or movie character appearances throughout the city.

haha, that totally reminded me of the movie The Warriors and the DJ's low down on the boppers as they make their way from central park back to coney island, classic.

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the game actually looks fairly entertaining.
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post Aug 8 2005, 08:06 AM
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Damn that looks pretty cool. I might have to pick up a copy haha.

EDIT: Is there a certain server you guys play in?


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post Aug 8 2005, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Woe @ Aug 8 2005, 07:16 AM)
haha, that totally reminded me of the movie The Warriors and the DJ's low down on the boppers as they make their way from central park back to coney island, classic.

hell yea that didn't even occur to me, it's exactly like that.

QUOTE (DJ_Donkey @ Aug 8 2005, 09:06 AM)
Is there a certain server you guys play in?

Yea we are playing on the Syntax server, my character name is Cryptman.
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post Aug 8 2005, 08:22 PM
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I played this game for a while, when it first came out. It was really buggy back then, and I couldn't stay online for more than like 10 mins at a time. Needless to say, I lost my patience and canceled my account. I had a lot more fun with guild wars.


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post Aug 8 2005, 10:22 PM
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Apart from the game running a little slow at times due to my older vidcard, I have not experienced any real bugginess. I'm enjoying this game quite a bit, a lot has to do with the style, I get sick of wizards and dragons beigesleep.gif

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Checking out this club called The Sanguine Room
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Check out the detailed decks.
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Set em up!
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Watching Bryn try on outfits beigelaugh.gif
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post Aug 8 2005, 10:41 PM
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Man I keep gettin my ass whooped by some gangsters =(
The dancing emote is freaking awesome!

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"Cryptman does not exist..."


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post Aug 9 2005, 08:11 AM
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I don't get it.
What is the premise to this game?
What's the objective?
So far, it looks like Sims: Black Leather Future.
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post Aug 9 2005, 01:27 PM
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I looked for it today around my area but it's still full price(50 bucks)...it reminds me of CoH,which i had fun with during the free trial last month...

Thanks for the pics though,i enjoy those.



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post Aug 9 2005, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (Riel @ Aug 9 2005, 01:27 PM)
I looked for it today around my area but it's still full price(50 bucks)...

That's funny. I seen it for $39 at best buy but it didn't stop me from buying it.
When they rang it up it came out to be $19.99.
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Maybe you should get a price check.


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post Aug 9 2005, 08:11 PM
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Hey tanshin you still play guild wars? I'm on ring of fire and want to beat the game but it's definitely a challenge.
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post Aug 9 2005, 10:38 PM
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At the risk of hijacking the thread...

I play guild wars when I have the time. I kind of fell out of it, because I don't know anyone on there, and I got as far as I could using the NPC hirelings. I forget what level I am...17 sounds right, but don't hold me to that. I'm a necromancer.

DJDonkey: Your matrix character looks exactly like the one I had...


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post Aug 10 2005, 09:07 AM
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Don't panic, these guys are standing by:
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Now...
QUOTE (unitself @ Aug 9 2005, 09:11 AM)
I don't get it.
What is the premise to this game?
What's the objective?
So far, it looks like Sims: Black Leather Future.
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Matrix Online Wikipedia entry

Let's examine this for a moment. Let's start with the title, "Matrix Online". That would lead me to believe that this game is set in the Matrix universe and is playable Online. With me so far?

Let's look at some of the screens posted, I see custom character avatars engaged in simulated combat with computer controlled opponents, with apparent experience points being acquired through defeat of said opponents. Following?

I would venture to say that the so called premise is character advancement through repeated combat simulation with computer controlled opponents, thereby continuing the story contained in the movie trilogy.

Objective? Why, fun of course.

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post Aug 10 2005, 11:21 AM
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So you're in the matrix.. in the matrix. I gotcha!

Is the AI any good? What do you do for PVP?

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post Aug 11 2005, 08:05 AM
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Wikipedia's description of what the game entails was excellent. It really made me wanna play this game.
Dive's description, on the other hand... lacking.
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Have you noticed if you are able to jump out of the Matrix and be in the "real" world? I am just wondering if you will be able to own your own ship and maybe fight some Squidys or something crazy like that. It would be rockin' to be able to fight the scene when the MILLIONS of Squidys break thru into Zion.


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