Enter the Matrix

This weekend was the weekend for “The Matrix.” Although the movie opened Thursday night, I waited until Saturday afternoon to see it.

On Friday, however, I got my hands on a copy of the Xbox video game “Enter the Matrix.” While the movie was good, the game is great.

Considered the secret sequel, “Enter the Matrix” is the biggest-budget video game ever. The game features two hours of new Matrix story, including an hour of footage shot on the film’s set with much of the film’s cast. The Wachowski brothers, who wrote and directed the trilogy of Matrix films, also wrote the dialogue and story for the video game.

According to reports, Atari spent more than $30 million developing the game, making it the most expensive game ever. The game features spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix and awesome gunplay. While you don’t play as either Neo or Morpheus, you do get to choose between Niobe or Ghost. After all, playing Neo wouldn’t be much of a challenge since he is basically a god withing the Matrix (and perhaps, outside of it too).

I likely spent about 10 hours playing the game and watching its additional footage this weekend. It’s been great. So if anyone asks you if you are red or blue on buying this game, the choice is yours.