I think what The Matrix achieved is reached in videogames only by Xenogears, Xenosaga and Mass Effect. They all follow the idea of a never ending cycle of renewal being broken.

And it is this cycle of renewal that does not exist in the first Matrix movie, and that is why Reloaded is my favorite, because it goes beyond “world isn’t real” and brings back to mind Nieztche’s Eternal Recurrence.

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