Oops, Shiny does it again!
_iMMuNiTy_ wrote this review on .
In comparison with the earlier game made by Shiny, this one is slightly better. Furthermore, it's more exciting to play as Neo, gaining access to a large variety of abilities. Besides, we've seen so many Burly Brawl maps and modifications for various games, why not just play the original Burly Brawl (edit. comment: burly brawl is the scene where Neo fights dozens of Agent Smiths)!
But, as a standalone game, it does not do well amongst other games. The graphics are pretty standard, even on highest settings. What's more, the game misses out on most important aspects of a Matrix game - bullet trails and motion blur. There is nothing but a screen fading to green once you 'focus', and bullet trails are simple 2D textures. An agent, when fired at, does nothing but a dance (just like in Enter the Matrix). Physics aren't even worth mentioning - ragdolls get stuck in walls (Wow, looks like Neo doesn't know his own strength, if he can 'bury' an enemy into a wall!), some other object and so on. Shaders are what makes this game look impressive visually, especially during cut-scenes, but some shaders are awfully made/placed. For example, in one of the training levels, Neo's pants look like they're made of some kind of plastic.
As for sounds, there aren't any! Voices and music are all what you're going to hear when playing (apart from gunfire and punches/kicks). Sometimes there will be an ambient sound when the music is absent.
The gameplay is what makes this game good. You'll be able to literally walk the Path Of Neo, upgrading his abilites as you progress through The Matrix storyline, all three of them. Fights and stunts are rather impressive. What I also liked that in the very first level your playing skills are put to test, and when you die, a difficulty setting is chosen for you. If you win, of course, you'll be given the hardest difficulty. But don't worry, you can choose the difficulty setting anyhow.
Altogether, this game is mediocre with glitch-full low-quality visuals, lack of sounds, and only the gameplay barely covering the above mentioned disadvantages up. If you're a big fan of The Matrix, and you've somehow enjoyed Enter the Matrix, or if you simply want to take it out Kung Fu style, you're going to like Path of Neo. Otherwise, don't bother like I did.