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IGN: The Conduit Review

IGN.com: It's not revolutionary, but the Conduit is a great first-person shooter designed just for Wii owners. While the game does not turn the genre upside-down, it is innovative in certain areas -- for example, it features the most customizable, precise and enjoyable controls of any console shooter created, hands down. Meanwhile, the technology powering the experience is leaps and bounds ahead of most third- party offerings for Nintendo's system. Combined, you've got a game that controls flawlessly and looks great. If you're okay with a few presentational cliches -- a story involving aliens that seems played out -- and a shooting experience that rarely strays from straightforward running and gunning, you're probably going to love the end product. If, on the other hand, you own another system, nothing The Conduit offers, fantastic controls aside, will seem extraordinary. Supposing you are a single console owner, though, High Voltage's shooter not only delivers a fun single-player quest, but an engaging online mode that will keep you fragging complete with WiiSpeak support for months to come.

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Video Review: http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/14248157/the-conduit/videos/conduit_vdr_062209.html

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qface643072d ago (Edited 3072d ago )

NICE not bad at all
ill have a hoot playing it when i eventually get it

SullyDrake3071d ago

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IzKyD13313071d ago

The Wii owners now have another good hardcore game.....but I can guarantee this will still end up selling only like 50K in it's first month.
I'm not hating, but great games like Madworld and No More Heroes sold like crap while the crapware sells like theres no tomorrow

SinnedNogara3071d ago

I disagree. Call of Duty on Wii sold well.

Masta_fro3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

its actually good?

i might just have to dust off the old wii...

Immortal Kaim3071d ago

Cool. Not sure this is my type of game though, I want some awesome JRPG's on the Wii, case in point Tales of Graces...

Anon19743071d ago

There's much gnashing of teeth when it comes to third party support on the Wii, but truthfully Wii owners have only to look in the mirror to see the culprit. Sounds like this is a great game. Show developers that you appreciate their efforts and maybe we'll see more great games and less shovelware!

Syronicus3071d ago

I have wanted to play the game since I first read about it and now that it seems to have received a good review, I might have to give it a go as soon as I can.

callahan093071d ago

Yeah, I've had my eye on this one for a while. Glad it's getting positive reviews, I'll pick it up eventually. Unfortunately I'm plum out of money for the moment, so it may be a few months.

I brought my Wii out to play Wii Sports with my dad on Father's Day, and we both got a lot of fun out of that simple little game. Particularly the golf. Had to go right out to the store and pick up Tiger Woods 10 with Wii MotionPlus. I'd been playing so many PS3 and 360 games for the last year and a half that I've barely even played my Wii since Mario Galaxy came out, but my experiences with Wii Sports and Tiger Woods 10 have reinstated my faith in the potential fun of motion controls.

It's actually gotten me pretty excited for the PS3 motion controls, because they seem to work exactly like the Wii MotionPlus, but with some added functionality due to the PSEye's motion-sensing and voice-recognition capabilities, and in HD graphics (Wii Sports and Tiger Woods 10 are certainly fun, but they're not pretty at all).

Sorry, that wasn't entirely on topic. Anyway, I'm definitely starting to get more enjoyment out of my Wii again, and I'm realizing that motion-sensing and pointing are actually pretty fun applications in videogames when done well. I remember playing Metroid Prime 3, it's still the only FPS I've played on the Wii besides the lackluster Red Steel, and I absolutely loved controlling my aiming by pointing at the screen, so I'll definitely enjoy playing The Conduit.

gaffyh3071d ago

Good review score, but it's worrying that it didn't get over 9 when it is meant to be one of the best/few hardcore games for the Wii. Will still be getting this, hopefully it is as good as they say.

Tito Jackson3071d ago

to play this game. Its about damn time.

Alvadr3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

After watching the video review.. Im still glad I sold my Wii..

Yes im a graphics whore

kunit22c3071d ago

Every Wii owner on here!!!!! Send me your Wii friend code, heres mine 1516909582273678 and tomarow i will finaly have the conduit!!! :D and i will send everybody my Conduit friendcode tomarow.

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akashifire3072d ago

A solid review for what sounds like a solid game.

s8anicslayer3071d ago

This will be the first wii game I will buy for myself since, wow it's really been that long anyways my family has been playing the heck out of it

swiftshot933071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

Edit: No actually, I was the one claiming that Metroid Prime 3 would remain as the premiere First person shooter/adventure experience on wii, while everyone else was hyping this to be the be all end all wii game, which has now been proven isnt. HV doesnt touch retro-FACT.

Edit 2: Do the disagreers want to respond?

ChickeyCantor3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

And you were the one crying Sef was trolling?

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His original comment:
"LMAO".

Myst3071d ago (Edited 3071d ago )

What's so funny?

Cheeseknight283071d ago

Yeah, because one review definitely determines which one is better. Right...

There is no "better game." There is only which one YOU think is better.