HVS talks about the ups and downs of creating an original hardcore game for Wii in this insightful editorial.
This was actually a really great read on how the fans made the game what it is. Great devs right here. The picture comparisons are also crazy to see.
I think I know what the preorder bonus should be. The game should be packaged with a Wii Download Ticket to download Animales de la Muerte. Oh and someone clear it up for me. Can the Wii's 512 MB Internal memory be upgraded to like "8 GB" with a FIRMWARE UPGRADE (I wish there was a bold option here). And why do games like Sin & Punishment (a two hour long game) take up 287 blocks on the Wii system memory???
512MB can't be upgraded by firmware/software. No way. Impossible. Not a chance. 512MB is a physical amount of memory. It's absolute. The only way to increase it is with physical hardware. Via USB, SD card slot. Take out the 512MB and replace it with 8GB, but firmware Update? No. Unless "Firmware Update" is an alternative phrase for "using a magic spell." It is possible that there could be a firmware update that compresses saved game data so that it takes up less space, but you can't change the physical size of the Wii's flash storage by software. Think of the Wii like a car and the memory as the trunk. Think of firmware updates as new paint jobs or spinners on your rims or tuning the engine. If you add 20" rims to your car you can't fit more stuff in your trunk can you? Painting your car won't give you a bigger trunk either will it? Your car's trunk size is fixed. You can pack your groceries into the trunk better or you can take out stuff that's already in there BUT you can't change the size of your trunk without changing your car. Solutions: You can stick a trailer on the back or put a roof rack on the top - that's like adding a USB drive or large SD card... BUT the trunk is what it is. On Topic: Interesting read. The game has come on loads since the earlier versions.
That was very entertaining to read. I love HVS, and I hope this game will be a million seller.
I think it will be more then a million seller.These devs from this article made this game with all the information it could get from fans of fps on the wii and from non fans. Im calling almost 2 million seller over time.
this game will sell very well. Even so, I'm going to be buying multiple copies and giving them to friends who normally wouldn't buy it. When it's all said and done, this will likely be the best Wii game of 09, (tough to say with Monster Hunter 3 on the horizon) and one of the top 10 for the console over it's lifetime.
Agreed i really think this title will be the wii's Goldeneye not on impact but on its sheer importance to the console. The visuals look great for wii but the controls are what i cant wait for.True next gen fps controls with online.Sign me up. If people read the article its funny how mulitplayer almost didnt happen.
3 million at least
It's not on Wii, what a waste of time.
So you were the disagree fairy. " know where to get my next-gen FPS fix" Me too a pc. but for control this will be a great addition for me.
Really looking forward to this game. Interesting read.
Much props to HVS and SEGA for this awesome game that's only on the Wii.
I am buying this game.
In the article HVS asks if cheats should be allowed in the game and its up to the fans to decide.I say no cheats for online play but yea give me some cheats after i beat the game on hard.
This has been my most anticipated game for 09. Thanks sega for backing a great developer. High voltage software excellent work and thank you for taking your time. God bless!
unlock cheats when you have completed the campaign on the highest difficulty so you still have something to do on the campaign after but no cheats for online otherwise that will ruin the online
Implement cheats like Goldeneye. It was awesome going after them. Unlock crappy cheats on the easier levels. Invincibility etc on the hardest ones. And you shouldn't be able to unlock levels with cheats or harder difficulties or other cheats.
This is the double edge sword that is development. He is basically telling us that the publishers are holding good WII software back by saying nintendo is not for gamers. I'm wondering when did the publisher become such fanboys or better yet if they where paid to be fan boys? I'm sure sony and MS has worked out some bonus for bring a certain amount of games to a platform and nintendo has just been left out of the deal. Seriously, making HD graphics is fun but the games are getting boring! Conduit seems to get FPS right, why they don't have as much eye candy to hype people with and they ARE know to get your game out on time. I wish them luck and we need more guys that engineer a plan to make the jump to IP holder instead of work for hire.
Best part about all of this is they made the game with their own money,developed a new engine for the wii specifically and got that word at about the game themselves. Publishers i think now are starting to think differently about the different type of demographics the wii reaches to.Asmuch as haters will say there is a market for core games there always will be and they might not all need to have Killzone hype or graphics.Alot of what made nes and snes games so great was the imagination and gameplay,which is something lacking this gen in the hd consoles.
Wiis library is growing with quality games. But if this one is gonna sell well it should be a cue for other developers to push out better games. Because it is worth it if people are gonna get it.
Wow, I'm surprised that there's only been one Conduit Hater so far. Maybe they've been silenced by the most recent footage.
more developers were as open to the gaming culture as HVS is. This was a great article and continues to make me really really want to pick this title up.
Embody what the gaming industry used to be about. Very good read, and I wish them the best of luck. Can't wait to get my hands on this game.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.