The first review of The Conduit is officially in. Numerous pictures of the upcoming issue of Nintendo Power prove that this score is the real deal.
"Best, pure first person shooter on the Wii" Of course they fail to realize that actually isn't saying much.
Wait, what did Nintendo Power give this game out of 10?
They gave it an 8. Cited a number of flaws however, and the review sounded more like a 6~7.5
8 out of 10? Thats a good score. It isnt a flop, and if you say it is, then that is plain stupid. At least it wasnt like Haze, Lair or Too Human.
I was expecting this kind of score. There is nothing in the gameplay and art design that makes it really stand out. At least they polished the game so that it was still a fun romp, unlike Red Steel.
Has anyone really been far even as decided to do look more like?
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Wasn't really expecting too much from High Voltage, honestly. They haven't done much worthy of awesomeness. Interestingly, I live in the same town where they're located in (Hoffman Estates, IL)
Buttons, they have been living of on other licenses. An 8 for their inhouse IP can't be considered bad at all.
No, it isn't, you're right. The way the summary was worded made it look worse than the 8 it was given
Nintendo power does not give out high scores like most gaming mags. Also the guys over at NP are not really into FPS are they? Seriously if you have a blog you should go to E3 and play it your self.
Hoffman Estates?? I live in Schaumburg and go to Conant Highschool. =P. Small world.
Haha, cool. I go to Hoffman (And I know our football team sucks)
I went to school in Schaumburg at the Art Institute where some of the HV guys went too (though they graduated a few years before me).... I think to look at the attempt made (whether the game is "amazing" or not) is noteworthy, simply because of the game's target console. At least they didn't succumb to making more shovelware and garbage for the Wii. They are/were trying to push graphics and an engine on a system that has been condemned to virtually purely, casual gaming and one of the least hardcore systems Nintendo has ever put out. The system needs a void filled, why should we hope that void remains? I say whether the game is a real 8 or not, props for defying the stereotype to the best they could. Better than watching the Wii's hardcore gaming hopes wither and die, maybe this will push other devs somehow...It'll be interesting to see a broad spectrum of scores for this within the coming weeks, or better yet, to try the game myself one day (don't have a Wii though).
So I guess MP3 is still the best fps on the wii (it got a 10 from NP). *sigh*
ill admit im surprised. really thought the review was a fake :\ oh well, maybe the sequel will be better.
Valay reported GoNintendo today (saying it was a fake) for a similar post...because it was unconfirmed whether the mag shot was real or not. Now that it turns out to be real, NintendoEverything gets all the praise...pretty interesting.
thats actually a dumb comment there's been like 2 or 3 fake reviews of the conduit already so is it that surprising? at least now we finally have a real, "confirmed" nintendo power review. i'm glad that this game is coming out already so that people can stop complaining about this game in all types of ways.
They had the same picture has Nintendo Everything... you were saying my comment is dumb?
And after all that hype sheesh. Looks like Metroid Prime 3 is the best first person game on the wii
What is so bad about a 8? It is still a good score, and beats most other Wii FPS games out there (most, not all). I am still buying it. Just remember that IGN, X-Play, GT, GameSpot, GameInformer, Destructoid, etc still have to review the game. Who knows?? Still awesome, and this leaves room for a sequel.
An 8 really isn't a bad score, it's actually pretty high. I personally think that Metroid Prime 3 will be better, but I guess I'll just have to judge when I pick it up.
Man I kind of feel bad for all the Wii only owners out there. I'm sure this game is pretty decent, but doesn't hold a candle to FPS on the other 2 consoles. I really hope E3 has something nice in store for the hardcore gamers on the Wii. As of now I'll only dust off my Wii to play MH3...but I'm not even sure if I'll do that. :/
We still get gems like NMH, Madworld, TvC etc. While the HD consoles get FPS after FPS or TPS after TPS. The Wii has more fighting games and better platformers/adventure games than the HD consoles so it evens out. I actually own 13 consoles and the Wii and DC, get more playtime than the PS3. KZ2 and SFIV are the only reasons I touch PS3.
The other consoles don't hold a candle to the tech above them either, I mean what is your point? Yet this game does have what we wanted great controls and more polish. I think this was a good effort by HVS. It will only get better.
if yoiu bough a wii when your intrested in FPS'ers you'd have to be pretty stupid the same goes for RTS's as they contain studying and tactics, where most wii games are sertanly lower quality and definatly casual pick up and play for an hour or so. I didn't think Halo wars was amazing, i liked the controls and i found it cool and familure at first with the story and easy controls however. i soon fond the game not as fancy as say red alert 3 on the PC. and rather predictable with pretty much no origanality. i'd have given it a 7 as it didn't beat modern pc based RTS games. if this news was based on another format rather than a wii based ipinion then it would have had more credablity.
...from a Halo 2 wannabe. Graphically, that's about what the Conduit has to offer...AT BEST ; Halo 2 is honestly much more impressive, even though its nearly 6 years older. In terms of MP...there's no freakin' way they could hope to compete with what Bungie has done, or with XBOX Live. 8/10 is respectable for a Wii title...but this game would have been a 3/10 on the 360 or PS3 AT MOST.
You mean what Tribes did years before Halo 2?
@ Tribes. B!tch, please. :o
it not count, becuz ninja-teo give ok review. wait until review from gamespot, EDGE, eurogamer, gameplayer. UH-OH!!!????
That's definitely 5-6 territory.
Albeit a little harsh, the same thought had crossed my mind. If NINTENDO POWER is making statements like... - Doesn't measure up to “big guns” of the genre. - Predictable story. - Unimpressive AI. - Little innovation. - Lack of destructible environments is a disappointment. - Level of detail in locales can be inconsistent. Then I wonder what a non-Nintendo magazine is going to say. That's a little disconcerting. However, best not to judge until after release.
Lack of destructable environments?? Uhhh...hello?? Most games don't have destructable environments. Only Red Steel and Strangehold really have this. Doesn't live up to the "big guns" of the genre?? How come it seems that Nintendo Power talks about Microsoft and Sony alot. Weird. I will give the game a review when I get it. I think that the game is really suited for multiplayer, so I will play with all of you guys to test this. Killzone 2 didn't have a great single player, but awesome multiplayer, so I'll see how that goes.
They did seem to focus too much on the engine and controls and online. May their sequel be better. Some of NP's review shows that maybe they don't realize that the system isn't as powerful, and decided to focus on awesome controls, multiplayer, and make it look as best as they could haha. I think it's a pretty awesome score for their first new IP.
Wait, wait. The Enemy A.I. is bad, no innovation,predictable story, doesn't measure up, level details inconsistent and it got a 8/10? If Sony had done this it would have gotten a 5 at the most.
But then realise how many games rated high havn't done much innovation either. Reviews and Ratings aren't important...what is important that people try A game themselves.
Actually infamous has these same problem even with the lame evil deed scripting LOL.
not sound bad good new for hardcore wii owners
They were really kind with this one. If Haze came out on the Wii...it'd "blow them away"!
That's a 6,5 people. Even ET the game would get a 8 if it came on a Nintendo console.
- Great adventure, but doesn’t measure up to “big guns” of the genre. - Predictable story. - Unimpressive AI. And they still give it an 8? WTF? I'll wait for more reviews.
I'm guessing either the score is too high or the review is inconsistent (obv xD one or the other) but don't beat the game down! Ok it isn't a KZ2 or a Halo 3 but give the little Wii a break. So much time people spent complaining "ewww no hx games on the Wii!! Wii!'s for casual gamers booo" Well now they r trying! And taking risks! Who knows maybe sequel will be improved apon the mistakes of this one.. Then agen, I would agree w most of you...its gna get beaten to a pulp by other reviewers if Nintendo Power has this to say...R.I.P Conduit..xD
Sure lets all be an ass because of a rating... I'm still gonna play it myself to give my own verdict.
Yes, Sidar. It has a different job than FPS on PS360 does and only really had to get the basics right to be the first fyll package Wii shooter-which I'll bet it's done. Nobody ever said it could look like KZ2 or that it would be a "Halo Killer"-those are irrelevant to HVS. They are doing their first big self funded game, no licenced stuff this time and they've really tried to push the Wii. That not everything has fallen together isn't shocking but I'd bet, again, that the controls(the MAiN reason to even bother with a Wii game in this genre)are tight as you like and will carry this first outing. The MP, if better than what Wii has so far had(and I think it should well be with a couple of decent modes)is something I'm still looking forward to as a change from Killzone2-we haven't had a game really work as an online shooter just yet for Wii. Bottom line is that they needed to get the basics tight and only the AI seems to be lacking as far as I can see so 8/10 might be very fair and iot certainly isn't a disaster so I'll be giving this a good go-I suspect that it could well be a real hit online-at least I'm still hoping.
A game should just be enjoyable and if it is i don't see why people are being such asses about it. Many said it feels like GE or PD, seriously i need to try this out. If it can give the same feeling as i had on the N64 with those games then i don't care if it gets a 1/1000000. Its pathetic that some actually go by ratings. While in fact a 7 is considered DECENT. From a scale from 1 to 10, 6 is actually already above the "bad" zone. 8 is good so, if people are really swayed by ratings. I can't see why they are bashing this game.
Already got mine paid for. Its telling that the kids crying over an 8 are Sony fans. Yet when WKS got a 67 it was all fake. Couldnt be real for that AAA must own. I'm not really buying the reivew anyway. If its from Nintendo that is really sad. Taking off points for something very few FPS contain is just a little too much imo. Of course it works out great for SOny fanboys. They can act like an 8 is horrible even though that is the same thing most PS3 games get.
Seferoth75's icon fits him perfectly. Rather than bashing PS3 titles, which he does almost incessantly, he should be talking up all the great Wii titles (which in MY opinion there are MANY great Wii titles, but what do I know? I'm a PS3 fanboy). He's a perfect example of a gamer who would rather QQ and spew negativity than play games. Enjoy your games, Sef. I'll enjoy mine. PS3 fans will enjoy theirs. 360 fans will enjoy theirs. Multi-plat owners will enjoy them all. There's no reason to piss on anybody's cornflakes. @Sidar: It's not the rating that is putting people off. Everyone universally agrees that an 8/10 is still GOOD. What may put people off is the content of the review. When NINTENDO POWER, of all publications, is using words and phrases like "Doesn't measure up", "Predictable story", "Unimpressive AI" and "disappointment" then one has to wonder about the quality of The Conduit. It'd be like PSM saying that Killzone2's graphics were "disappointing" or that it's enemy AI seemed "unimpressive". These publications are clearly lenient toward the console that they represent. If these publications are disappointed, then what does that say for magazines that choose to cover all platforms equally? Magic 8-ball says, "Outlook not good."
@calad, I still say, try the game yourself.
Agreed. Truer words never spoken.
Hey at least this game is better than Infamous "70 Eurogamer There is more charm to inFamous than Cole's face and voice suggest, but basking in the glow of the end credits, there are also a lot of painful memories to recall; of too many missions that funnel you into shooting galleries, of difficulty spikes and enemy-spamming, and of staring at the upgrades page rather glumly, aware that for the most part you're only being invited to make things strike harder or across a broader range. Read Full Review 70 Games Radar (in-house) InFamous shows huge potential, but it’s ultimately held back from greatness by too-sticky controls and its surprisingly bland ruin of a city. It’s still fun, but there’s a lot of room for improvement in the strongly hinted-at sequel. Read Full Review " So Wii owners shouldnt worry. At least your hyped game scored in the 80s and not the 70's
You can't be serious
Yes disregard the other 50 reviews that are 8's and 9's and the fact that it is rated higher than every exclusive for xbox 360 this year and will probably remain that way for the rest of the year. http://www.metacritic.com/g... Halo 3 got a 78 and a 70 netjak- The best thing I can say is that if you never really cared about the single player game in the first place, you can expect to have a great time with Halo 3 for years to come. If however, you are looking to “Finish the Fight”, and don’t plan on paying for Xbox Live Gold, you would be best served to wait for a price drop or two… or three. score-78 GameCritics- The ads promise an epic tale of tragedy, sacrifice, and heroism that Halo 3 really had no hope in hell of ever delivering. More troubling, however, is the fact that after playing the game, I can suggest with some certainty that they promised a game that Bungie didn't even bother trying to produce. score-70
you truly are a FVCKING idiot.
Wait, wasn't the first review of inFamous an 8.3 from a Sony magazine? This isn't a bad score at all. An if it gets lots of 8s I'm fine with that because that'll mean it's as good as Rainbow Six and I think they're great games.
This is their first game that they tried with give them a break at least it got an 8
Heh, I'm not too worried. I don't think many were going to care about the story anyways. I hope the haters were able to relieve their anger toward a game, lol.
Wow.. this one is really going to be bad. I'll pass. If the fanboy publication of Nintendo gave this "masterpiece" a 8.0, it must really be a 6 or 7. I find that I get so bored so fast with so many games that are given even an 8, that reviews only serve as the most basic guideline for whether I even give it a chance. And then, it is hit or miss. But having that said, I subscribe to Playstation Magazine, Xbox Magazine, and Game Informer. The PS and 360 magazines do serve the fanboys and I take their reviews very much with a grain of salt. They do give low reviews, but never for the top titles no matter how bad they are. If these magazines aren't directly owned by the company in whole or in part, they are in bed with them pretty good and have very biased reviews. A fanboy of a platform that spends his life playing that platform's games for a living and then writing reviews is living and breathing that platform and isn't going to bash it entirely too much. If nothing else they don't want to lose their job. If they honestly thought GOW3 or Halo OSDT sucked, would they really give it a 3 in a magazine dedicated to that very platform? I don't think so at all. Of those three magazines I get, I feel I can trust Game Informer the most. They are looking at the three major systems, the handheld systems, and the PC games. They just want to put good games in your hands. They are not in bed with a specific platform. So I give their reviews more credit than the others. Having all that said, it is pretty bad if such an anticipated game is given an 8 by their fanboy publication. I'll pass on this game.
I feel sorry for anyone that thinks they can trust Gameinformer. They've made their bias so obvious after all. How anyone could miss it is beyond me.
Perfect examlple of ratings affecting their opinion on someting without even trying it. Why not play the game yourself before you actually ditch it? You migh...wether you believe it or not, enjoy the game...scary isn't it.
seferoth75 said "I feel sorry for anyone that thinks they can trust Gameinformer. They've made their bias so obvious after all. How anyone could miss it is beyond me." No, I honestly don't see it with Game Informer. I have all three video game systems and have games for each. If this magazine is in favor of one system, I really don't see it. Maybe I am skimming the reviews or something. Which platform would you say they are so supportive of? I'm serious. It could be that you are such a fanboy of one system and looking for slant that slights your system. Which system do you like best? I'll bet it isn't the same as the system you say they are in favor of.
sidar said "Perfect examlple of ratings affecting their opinion on someting without even trying it. Why not play the game yourself before you actually ditch it? You migh...wether you believe it or not, enjoy the game...scary isn't it" Everything I have heard about this game is negative from all reviews. Not just Nintendo Power. But for them to even give it a bad review, I'd say it probably isn't so great. If it is released and the consumers overwhelmingly love it, I will give it a chance. But my initial reaction with all the bad press is to look down on it. I'm not shutting it out no matter what. I have an open mind. Can you find me a good review of it from a reputable source?
well it got an 8 from a nintendo magazine so chances are major gaming publications like ign,gamespot,gametrailers etc. would probaly rate it lower i mean i remember when killzone 1 came out OPS2 magazine gave it a 9/10 when the major reviews came it got 6's and 7's out of ten. also they said its the best fps on the wii....mabey because theres not much competition.
I know that's why I'm buying it ...NOT Control/gameplay , this was their main objective with the graphic issue and if they did that right that all I wanted really. How bad is the AI in multiplayer??? Oh right Dual analogue for FPS is just not my style and every time I load up COD4 I keep cursing ,knowing that I need a KB & M or wiimote... so let's see how this actually play vs metroids control. FYI , Nintendo Power rates games harsh also so stop thinking because X&Y game is on that system will get a Carte Blanche. The rating isn't going to stop wii games from selling ( please look at all those 3rd party crap games selling 500k++) NP reviewed it, let's see what other sites give it.
You know, it's been how many years, and it's still weird to me to see a Sega-published game reviewed in Nintendo Power. I guess I'll never forget the SNES vs. Genesis console war. This generation ain't got nothin' on that. Just lucky there was little access to the internet back then.
Nintendo does not own, operate, or control Nintendo Power anymore. Nintendo doesn't have anymore to do with the reviews in Nintendo Power than they do with any other magazine or gaming site. If Nintendo Power is giving it an 8, it doesn't mean its been overrated and every other pub will automatically rate it lower.
I agree that Nintendo may no longer have control over the content of NP's reviews, however I still expect Nintendo Power to overrate Nintendo products just as I expect PSM to overrate Sony products and OXM to overrate Microsoft products.
Otherwise there are much better shooting games out there.
Why not get this one and the others as well? Why limit yourself to games? Sounds nonsensical. You havn't played this, and BETTER = Subjective ;).
Seferoth75 what the hell are you taking about. Infamous has scored 8s, 8.5 and 9s even 10s. So what if Eurogamer gave it a 7. What's your point? Stay on topic and leave Infamous out of this.What we are saying is that with all the negative points Nintendo Power gave it the score should have been lower. If any other system do what the Conduit did with stupid A.I., inconsistent graphic details, predictable story and no innovation they would have gotten lower scores, a 6 or 7 at best. Why should Nintendo get special treatment? If they want to compare themselves to the PS3 and Xbox 360 they should be prepared to get the same rigorous reviews that all the AAA games get.But everyone always makes excuses for Nintendo.Every crappy thing that they do is forgiven while Killzone 2 and Halo 3 get nitpicked to death.