Games Inbox is a weekly column which explores the latest news in gaming. This week, Games Inbox asks: Does The Matrix Awakens have the best graphics ever?
The “enter the matrix” is a game released in the year 2003. The Matrix has been around for quite some time and it’s no surprise that this game was developed by that company. In terms of graphics, does The Matrix Awakens have the best graphics ever?
Actual graphics from The Matrix Awakens (Image courtesy of Epic Games)
The Game Awards’ pre-rendered trailers leave the Monday Inbox disappointed, but one reader looks forward to Slitterhead.
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Woah I nearly didn’t download The Matrix Awakens for the PlayStation 5 since I had little interest in the Matrix movies, but free is free, so I gave it a go and… wow! Those are without a doubt the greatest visuals I’ve ever seen in a video game. I understand that it isn’t a game, and that a genuine game couldn’t afford to spend as much money on visuals, but it is incredible how much better it is than anything from the previous generation.
My only complaint is that it wasn’t introduced at the same time as the PlayStation 5. I’m sure they didn’t have any problem selling it in the first place, but this would’ve pushed the buzz even higher. Why, for that matter, does the Xbox Series X lack an equivalent? I think the Hellblade 2 demo at The Game Awards was meant to be it, but it was very dull, and if that was live gameplay, I’m CEO of Activision (which I’m not, but I hear the post may come up soon).
This is without a doubt the greatest graphics I’ve ever seen, and it makes me extremely eager for the conclusion of this generation, and particularly the beginning of the next. By that time, something like The Matrix Awakens should be simple, and photorealism should be almost as common. Trent
Teamwork at its finest The Hellblade 2 teaser, like the rest of the major AAA announcements at The Game Awards, did not excite me. It’s not that I’m a grump, but badly edited film masquerading as gaming doesn’t impress me. The Matrix Awakens free tech demo, on the other hand, did. Something eventually overtook the T-Rex PS1 demo.
The frame rate periodically drops, but as a free preview of what may be in store for us in the next years, I couldn’t be more thrilled. All I want now is for Miyazaki and FromSoft to collaborate with Housemarque on their next game utilizing Unreal Engine 5, potentially set in a Lovecraftian nightmare a la Bloodborne, but with the roguelike element and Housemarque’s mastery of bullet hell mayhem retained.
I don’t think it’s too much to expect. Wonk
The Sonic’s Breath There’s no doubt about it: Sonic Frontiers does indeed resemble Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, but why? I get that he need a lot of area to do all of the high-speed platforming, but it seems like an odd combination to me. I immediately think of Zelda, and the last thing that comes to mind is super-fast leaping and battle.
Normally, I’d assume that the developer understands what they’re doing, but this is Sonic Team, so… yeah, they probably don’t.
I’ll continue to follow the game since it seems like they are doing something fresh and ambitious, but I’ll need a lot of persuading to think this is anything other than another massive letdown. Not just that, but one who has no idea what the series is about or how it works. Bisquick
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Virtual reality spectacle For the last year, I’ve been playing PlayStation VR games. I’m really enjoying the immersion. Because I’m nearsighted, I need glasses to view the world in high definition. The truth is, I used to experiment with contact lenses. I was hesitant to do so as I approached the end of my supply of the aforementioned. I played it blindfolded. I assumed that the small distance between the lens and the eye would not be an issue.
It was, and despite the fact that I had two distinct screens welded to my eyes, the petroleum jelly on my eyelids was the same. Fascinating. Fortunately, the headset can accommodate glasses. It takes some time to put on the headset, but it’s worth it. Is it only me who thinks this way?
Another issue, GC: I checked your release schedules, and Advance Wars for Switch isn’t included. I’ve placed my pre-order, but when can we expect to see it? Even if there was no release date in your prediction in the old days, you would recognise the existence of a game. Thank you for your contribution, and I wish you and all of your readers a happy and healthy holiday season. D Dubya
GC: We only mention games in the release schedule if they have a firm release date, which Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp unfortunately does not have — it will be released sometime next spring.
Strangers and children Cheating in cross-play games is the subject of an excellent Reader’s Feature. I had no idea there was such a thing as mandated cross-play. I have a hard time comprehending human behavior in general, but I don’t see why someone would cheat in a multiplayer game.
I mean, the sense of triumph must be empty and undeserved, right? And what about all the folks it’s causing annoyance to? Is this all part of the ‘fun’? I guess it’s simply kids and weirdos who have no idea what they’re doing. ANON
It’s more than just a logo Most people seem to agree that this year’s The Game Award is a solid okay-ish, which I agree with. Slitterhead, from the creators of Silent Hill, and Nightingale were two of my favorite surprises. These were much more intriguing to me than yet another sequel or remake. Especially because they showcased something from the games rather than simply a logo.
I’m over sequels, and stuff like Alan Wake 2 and Hellblade 2 seem superfluous and redundant to me. The Hellblade 2 one is completely illogical. Wasn’t I under the impression that the entire gods and hell stuff was all in her head? But now that it’s true, they’ll have to fight them like bosses? Or is she merely dreaming about all these comrades willing to give their life to combat a creeping half-dead creature that poses no danger to them?
I just don’t care, especially when contrasted to the prospect of new games with fresh concepts. Even the Star Trek and Star Wars games piqued my attention more than others, as they appeared to be doing something new with their IP/creating the kind of game that should have been there all along.
Who knows how these games will come out, but I already know which ones have piqued my interest. Jonesy
Multiplayer game that has won awards I simply want to send a huge congratulations to the It Takes Two team at Hazelight Studios.
I finished the game with my closest friend last night, and we both agreed that it was one of the top ten gaming experiences we’ve ever had. So creative, and despite the fact that it’s a basic narrative, it’s quite powerful.
Thank you to GameCentral and everyone involved for providing excellent, unbiased reviews and information. Simon
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This isn’t real footage. So, The Game Awards were a bit of a letdown, huh? There were a few decent things, but nothing worth getting excited about, and I’m happy I didn’t stay up late to see it. What irritates me is how many of the advertisements – sorry, trailers – are either pre-rendered visuals with no gameplay or are simply a logo. Why?
I understand if development has just recently begun, but Monolith Productions hasn’t released a new game in four years, so are you actually telling me that they’ve done so little work on their Wonder Woman game that they have nothing to show for it? Alan Wake 2, which Remedy has been teasing for nearly a decade, and Sonic Frontiers, which has also been in production for a long time, are two examples.
If that’s a Covid thing, I can understand it, but previews in general, and The Game Awards in particular, are usually like this. It’s possible that E3 will be the same, although it’s typically not as awful. Hellblade 2, which was regrettably rather uninteresting, was about the only thing I would describe as a genuine preview.
That’s how I’d want to see these games presented, since it’s at least something actual that the creator has created rather than some pre-rendered animation created by a firm that has no clue what the game is about. Cemp
also-rans in your inbox That Star Wars: Eclipse teaser looked fantastic, but a) it’s from Quantic Dream, and b) it’ll be released in two or three years? So, how did they come up with the idea for that clearly pre-rendered trailer? They might have been six months ahead of schedule if they had omitted that step! Benson
That may seem strange to make Master Chief the centerpiece of the Halo TV program, but considering how little he talks, I can understand why it was the initial plan. Is he suddenly going to be incredibly talkative in the new edition of the program, or will we simply get a lot of Cortana jabbering with one-word answers? Maester
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is The topic for this weekend’s Inbox is what new game you’re most looking forward to, with The Game Awards being the year’s last big reveal event… What unexpected title are you still waiting for?
What confirmed game are you most looking forward to, independent of its release date, and why are you so thrilled about it? What new game, whether it’s a sequel, remake, or new game from a developer that hasn’t published anything in a while, do you most hope will be unveiled in the future (particularly if it’s been rumored)?
How eager are you about games that are months or years away, and do you like to learn about a game as soon as possible or wait until there is a lot to show?
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