According to High Voltage Software's Eric Nofsinger, the performance of The Conduit on Wii will influence other third-party developers.
This is why you all need to buy it. Even if your the most stuck up "Mario fan", "Sonic-phile", or whatever, buy it. If the game sells more than 2 million units, we will start to see games like Call of Duty (more frequent releases), Oblivion, etc on the Wii. The Wii will become a more successful hardcore system, and all you Sony and Microsoft fanboys will stop saying how the Wii has no good games. If you own a Wii, like good games, and want some more games, then you should buy this game. If you are one of these gamers, and you don't buy this game, something is wrong with you.
The problem is, this game, looks and will most likely, end up being rubbish. There's games that deserve your money. This doesn't. Little King Story! Buy that when it comes out in the States [It's out in the UK]. It's an absolutely amazing game, and it'll be over-looked by people thinking this trash is better. The Conduit only gets attention because the Devs ran their mouth about graphics, core gamers, and this deciding the fate of 3rd party. That's their hook, and it'll work on some. But truly, you're better off supporting titles that aren't all hype and words.
" The problem is, this game, looks and will most likely, end up being rubbish." So far there has been little complaints...so i wouldn't go to call it "rubbish". "There's games that deserve your money. This doesn't." No it does too, its a game build by putitng much effort in it to make use of the system and not bring a half assed port and pushing more out of the system than anyone else would. On top of that its made by listening to people outside the development group. "The Conduit only gets attention because the Devs ran their mouth about graphics, core gamers, and this deciding the fate of 3rd party." False, The conduit gets attention mostly due the Controls. Yeah the gfx are a nice touch for a "wii" game, but people want to try out the whole control mechanism. "But truly, you're better off supporting titles that aren't all hype and words" Those who played it, actually liked it. So i'm not sure why you are putting so much hate into this. You can hate on this game, but seriously where is the harm in getting this game and Kings story? Don't pretend money can only be given to one game. You havn't even played it.
So sure this is true. It sounds nice and its a subtle marketing chip.
Influence then not to make a game like the Conduit for the Wii.
Yes that is what they said about House of the Dead and Madworld. Still waiting Nintendo for the hardcore next gen games you promised. As far as I can see Conduit still looks as ugly as ever.
Performance won't influence third party development, its "sure to be piss poor" sales will influence them. Lets face it, these games don't sell well on the Wii. And even if it were on a next gen console, there's nothing here that's remarkable enough to make it stand out in an overcrowded genre.
How is it not remarkable enough? What makes everything else look remarkable in comparison?
I guess he is only going by gfx and looks...figures.
Wow insecure much. I made no comments about graphics and looks. Since YOU ASSUMED I was talking about graphics, i can only deduce that you yourself are concerned only with graphics and looks. It upsets you that people don't like the Wii for it's lack of power and probably wish that it was powerful, so that you can stand up and tell MS and Sony fanboys off. That's sad. I was merely stating that on PS3 and 360 there are a ton of first person shooters out there and the only way to stand out is to be remarkable in some way. The Wii on the other hand, has what, like 2 FPS, whatever the number is you can count them on one hand, so a game like this would be a big deal and only give the illusion of being remarkable. If you fanboys took the time to pull your collective heads out of Nintendo's ass, you would see that I'm not actually knocking the game itself only expressing an opinion based on the sales of past "hardcore" games
" i can only deduce that you yourself are concerned only with graphics and looks" Right, if you read my first comment, you clearly know that your statement is contradicting. " so a game like this would be a big deal and only give the illusion of being remarkable. " Eh, no its the controls we are mostly interested in, how it plays. Since its fully customizable. Maybe you should take your own head and take it out where ever it is? Cause obviously you don't know how to intepret what others are saying either.
To be honest, I didn't read your first comment I was just commenting on my own. True Gameplay Innovation comes directly from the software not the hardware. Look at Legend of Zelda TP. What made that game innovative was not the Wii controller, it was the game itself. It was evident by the fact that it was released on the Gamecube too and used standard controls. Hell, this game has the option for Gamecube controls. So yeah while your using the wii remote to aim, shoot, melee, etc, and while every aspect is customizable, the game itelf is not doing anything extraordinary. It's not the developers fault, it's just that there has been so many FPS out there that it's hard to do anything new. "Eh, no its the controls we are mostly interested in, how it plays" I hope you are not insinuating that Controls=Gameplay, cuz it doesn't. Pressing down and A in one game is not the same in another. Like I said before pull your head outta nintendo's ass and open your eyes. Going back to what I was saying before, this game probably won't sell that well. It's simply because the target demographic isn't large enough. On the other hand, if this was "The Jondas Bros On Tour" game you can bet your ass it'll sell like gangbusters
" I hope you are not insinuating that Controls=Gameplay, cuz it doesn't. Pressing down and A in one game is not the same in another. " No i was insinuating that when it comes to this game, the controls are the most interesting thing not the gfx. Controls a are A factor, a bigger factor than gfx, i do believe that. If the user interface sucks, its not much fun, and you won't keep playing. Games can be pretty but if its sucks from the basic elements(controls/user interface) The "pretty gfx" won't mean sh/t. But i wasn't insinuating anything on that caliber you are speaking of,its you who takes it wrong. So you take your head out of that ...thing where its in and we can call it a day. " It's simply because the target demographic isn't large enough" Actually same could be said about CoD:WaW...it reached a million and its a First person shooter. Same could happen to The Conduit. Like i said, this game is build by the gaming community, it will sell a decent amount of copies. Not sure why you are telling me to open my eyes, you took me wrong, twice in a row.
To be fair you've been taking me wrong to. Why do you keep bringing this back down to graphics. It seems to be the only thing on your mind. I do agree with you that controls are more important than Gfx, let's face it if it aint doing what you want it to then the game is ruined. I think I know where we are butting heads. You favor controls or HOW you play the game, and I favor the gameplay or What you are doing in game. NO GRAPHICS INVOLVED OK. (Personally, I think this game looks fantastic, right up there with Metroid Prime 3). I'm hoping that what they are doing in the game they are doing it well and polishing it to a mirror sheen. I just personally don't expect true innovation in a FPS anymore, but as long as it is polished and the level designs are tight, it'll rock. "Like i said, this game is build by the gaming community" This is the reason why I want the conduit, not the controls. Cuz these guys are putting effort into a hardcore game for hardcore gamers. There are no Miis involved, it's not a collection of minigames but a real dedicated videogame on a system with so few. "Actually same could be said about CoD:WaW...it reached a million and its a First person shooter. Same could happen to The Conduit." I hope so. But when you see games like Wii Sports and Wii Play dominating the Wii charts, I tend to be a little pessimistic. Yeah let's call it a day, Twas a good joust though:) Consider my head out of... you know
" Why do you keep bringing this back down to graphics" I'm just explaining my point towards my first comment. " But when you see games like Wii Sports and Wii Play dominating the Wii charts, I tend to be a little pessimistic. " But then again, no hardcore game sold the same amount compared to the install base. (and wiisports comes with the console, wii play comes with a controller, its obvious why they are on top) there should be enough gamers to make this game a success.
Also consider that this is an original IP, Call of Duty has a powerful pedigree behind it. I still see it as an uphill battle going up an extremely steep slope
I refuse to believe that a single game will influence anything. But the core Nintendo audience has done nothing to help the situation.
Hmmm, ya. Don't put a stigma on the Conduit, let it stand on it's own without giving some Luke Skywalker-like legend to have to fulfill. Humble yourself, and you will be exalted. Wait until the numbers come out, then brag.
Wait are you comparing a FPS game to a Beat'm up with a pretty much unusual art-style? Actually he does have a point, they have put much effort in making this game, if this game doesn't sell well, wouldn't other developers think: Look why should we put that much effort in our games if there is a huge risk of not selling at all.
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