Everyone has their own idea of tasteful and tacky.
Rundown, shabby, lacking style, dowdy.
The developers of this game took a great idea and made a few bucks off it. Had they put a little more effort into the look and feel of the game, and possibly the story, they could have made a lot of bucks off it.
As it is, it looks like a console port and plays like a console port. The graphics, for all the hype, are hardly cutting edge, and the gameplay is buggy.
Halfway through the game, instead of asking "What is the Matrix?", I was thinking "Why am I bothering?" The only reason I kept playing was to see the filmed cutscenes, and even they were lifeless.
Get this game when it goes in the dollar bin. Otherwise, don't waste your money.