Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Matrix Online

It's weird that I'm posting something about the release of "The Matrix Online" for a couple of reasons:

1) I'm not really that big of a fan of the Matrix movies, particularly the ill advised sequels
2) I've never played any MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games for the uninitiated) because I have yet to see one that I'd personally be willing to pay a monthly fee to play

But the way the developers of the Matrix Online ended the beta test is just too cool not to catch your attention.. characters from the movies showed up in the game and made impassioned speeches to the players, saying that there was about to be a reboot, Agents showed up and hunted down certain players, the world's sky turned a weird red with all these eyeballs in it... and then a "fire virus" spread through the player base, immolating many of them. The whole thing ended with the "reboot", in which all of the surviving players imploded.

I mean, if that's the kind of cool stuff going on in the beta, the actual game has got to be pretty sweet, right? Screenshots and a video of a player getting crushed like a beer can here.

1 comment:

Disgruntled UO lover said...

Not necessarily, but it's a great hope.

The devs and GMs did some fantastic and amazing stuff in UO when I played... on the test shards, on the "about to be updated so anything we do don't matter" shards and for friends and celebrities (it's amazing how many famous people played).

I hope the coolness remains after the griefers and asswipes start finding ways to skirt the rules.