Gamers Universe writes: "You'd think that the FPS genre would find a natural home on the Wii, after all, the nunchuk and Wii-mote configuration is surely tailor-made for gung-ho antics. Yet the genre has failed to make much of an impact beyond the decent Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and lacklustre Red Steel. With the introduction of the Wii Zapper, the FPS is still deeply mired amongst family friendly fodder as Nintendo continues to alienate a hardcore audience in favour of pursuing massive sales numbers.
High Voltage Software have set themselves a fairly tough goal then; selling a hardcore FPS on such a family focused platform. The promise made by High Voltage's chief creative officer, Erik Nofsinger that The Conduit shall be a visual match for a 360 title exacerbates the challenge that the developer have set for themselves. "Too many Wii owners have been told that the Wii is a casual platform with no room for serious games or top-tier graphics," said Nofsinger. "With The Conduit, we intend to prove that theory wrong by providing gamers with the kind of title they imagined back when the platform was first announced."