Although first-person shooters seemed a perfect fit for the Wii's unique point-and-fire input, the majority of FPS titles on the system have been disappointing. Ubisoft's Red Steel was one of the most-anticipated launch titles, and while it sold well, it was savaged by critics. Things have been getting better, however, as Call of Duty 3 received higher scores and Metroid Prime: Corruption was considered by many to be one of 2007's best Wii games. This holiday, gamers might be seeing the FPS genre hitting its stride with the release of the new, more precise Wiimote technology and The Conduit, the latest title from developer High Voltage.
Impressive visuals; responsive controls; wide range of weapons; intriguing storyline.
Controls still need to be fine-tuned a bit; how will the online multiplayer work?