A new trailer for The Conduit and the debut trailer for Boom Blox Bash Party have been released.
For some reason, the game looks better then it ever has before in that trailer. And I mean waaay better. I pretty much shocked that this really is all on Wii for some reason.
I have a Wii and I love it (check my comments before spamming 'disagree'). But I have to say that everything about this game looks generic to the extreme. Aliens and an invasion - check Men In Black (who appear to be zombies rising from the Earth, wtf?) - check The environments, enemies and general artistic design are completely uninspired in that they lack originality and don't seem to have a style of their own. The only thing that distinguishes this game from it's peers, is that it has light gun controls and it is on the Wii. There are much better shooters on the market and far greater graphics to be found on the Wii, as well. I'll wait for the reviews/ user opinions on this one before plopping down any cash. It's likely that I will try this at some point, to see what all the hype is about; however from an unproven developer, with the game looking as average as it does, it's probably a rental at best.
Chris its suppose to be cliche since most of their ideas are derived from other games. They didnt care if they are being called: people who ripp-off it was their intention to bring different idea's from other games into one pack. Their environment is based on a real city, so what do you expect XD. Regardless of how the art work is, their engine shows what the Wii can do ( and beyond?) and how the Wii mote could be used for a great FPS game. Its a cliche game, but it doesnt mean its gonna be bad =D
just painfully generic. On top of that it'll be full price too. It's simply not worth the investment for me. If it turns out to be campy and tounge-in-cheek, like House of the Dead: OK, it might actually be a decent game. But from all the developer interviews and footage that I've seen so far, the creators of The Conduit seem to be taking their game waaaaaaaay too seriously. I agree though that it nicely shows off the Wii's capabilities. Lair showed off the PS3's rendering muscle brilliantly, and look how that turned out. P.S. Despite having a difference of opinion, my respect (and bubbles) to Sidar for actually stating his view-point as opposed to hammering 'disagree'. Anyone can click a web-link, try making an actual statement sometime.
Ofcourse they are taking their game serious, they put lots of their own investment in it. They took lots of riscs with this game. But how can you go wrong if the controls are fully customizable? On top of that the gfx looks far better than 99% out there(on the Wii). Now im not in for the gfx, if the controls work great its worth the full price( to me that is). I don't even mind the artstyle, if the game plays great i dont think the cliche aliens will be in your way...since you will be shooting at them with joy xD. I have said it like a gazillion times, if retro studio could use this engine i wonder how metroid prime would look like. Lair wasn't great control wise, but from everyone who played it did say that the controls are great. Again you can fully customize it...it can't really go bad.
As far as the how derivative the game's environment will be, I think it's too early to tell. If the game really makes the most of its Washington D.C. setting, utilizing lots of real interior and exterior locations (particularly iconic locations like Capitol Hill, the various monuments, the pentagon, etc.), then I think it has a chance of really distinguishing itself. However, if it goes mainly for dim alleys and florescent lights + gun metal catwalk spaceship interiors, then it will probably look pretty uninspired. Either way, atmosphere (or graphics at all, really) will not be what motivates me to buy this game (or not buy it). My primary interests are control and game depth. If High Voltage can offer controls that are as tight as those in MP3 and as highly customizable as they claim and plenty of engaging content, then I will buy the game, regardless of whether its level are set a public bathroom at IRS Headquarters or a dark space colony on one of the moons of Mars.
Chris399 The game isn't generic. The game is very different from other FPS games on the Wii and this generation in general. The game is different. The weapons (except for the human weapons) are completely unique. How many weapons do you see that fire two bolts that wrap around a enemy??? None, right. The game is being made from the ground up a Wii exclusive game. There are weapons in the game that are controlled with the Wii Remote by twisting it. The plot puts you as a secret service agent. You are not assigned to protect the world, but rather to investigate what the hell is going on! You fight enemies in the game, but hey, if I was attacked by aliens and I was a SS agent, I would fight them off. The aliens look kinda generic, but come on, what are the aliens supposed to look like? Giant four legged worms?? Besides, what else has the FPS genre used as enemies? Zombies--Left 4 Dead just came out, that would be copying Nazis--World War II Shooter, we've seen 1 billion of those. Besides it is a WWII game, you know what the ending will be. Terrorists-Call of Duty 4, but there are some alien controlled terrorists in the game Confederates--It was in one of those History Channel shooters Aliens--You can do pretty much whatever you want with aliens. There are few alien FPS games on Wii, so this is wide open. Demons--That is just copying Doom. Nazis--ENOUGH!! Bugs--Save it for WiiWare (ONSLAUGHT) You see. It is not generic. I believe Shoko put a video about it on YouTube.
ooh.. conduit looks better then ever and bash party has online level trading. Very sweet.
Yeah I am probably more excited for Boom Blox at this point because the 1st one was just so much fun. It even got one of my friends who never plays anything but PS to play the Wii and actually buy the system and the game. Space levels, better tools for created levels, and level sharing? Hell yeah cant wait.
They showed a little bit of multiplayer. That looked very sweet, especially with the Razor Cannon. The game looks very great and keeps getting better. The only thing we need a cover-art for the game (and if we are very lucky, the red Pay and Play logo). I can't wait. I had the WiiSpeak since Christmas, just for that game. If the game gets at least a 8 out of 10, a good Metacritic score, and a 4 out of 5 from X-Play, I'll create a article that will allow us to share Friend Codes on N4G. Since there is a 90% chance it will, see you there in June!
Graphics is on par with Halo 3.
The Conduit just made me cry..............so beautiful Edit: I cant stop lookig a the trailer thank you HVS "I'll be laming out and wear my HVS shirt I won from that contest they had when I go pick up my copy"
Was I the only one that was interested in Boom Blox and didn't really even care at all about The Conduit? Seriously, we've been getting so much media about The Conduit that I just don't care anymore...
when we've been literally drowning in Killzone 2 coverage for the last month and a half? This game hasn't even begun to be hyped properly.
Well, maybe because I don't care about Killzone 2? I haven't paid attention to the hype. The Conduit has been being hyped NON-STOP for a whole year. Every single week there's no media. I was pretty impressed for the first 2 months of this media blitz, but after awhile it was all the same stuff and I just got bored. Just watched the trailer though. It IS pretty impressive. I will be picking it up when it comes out, but I'm just burnt out on all of the media reveals. I just don't care anymore.
If last-gen games look like turds compared to the Average Next-gen FPS, then the Conduit looks like a polished turd, which I guess it's good by Wii standards. I'm more interested in the Boom Blox anyway
alot of people might not be excited for this but i for one am. Ive been playing alot of xbox lately Re5(demo),Gears2,Dead Space,i beat Bioshock(Fontaine was easy as hell), even Halo and even though they are great games one thing i cant get over since i play alot of Wii and Pc for my fps is that the controls on the xbox are so clunky. Im looking forward to this game because its gonna have control that is as close to a pc as you can get pretty much since thats what im used to and thats why people should be excite...not the graphics. Im a person who loves gameplay...which is also why Boom Blox is on my radar...first one was fun with friends.
I've played the game and although the media has been focusing mainly on graphics I believe that the gameplay matches them.In the short amount of time I've spent with the game what lured me in was the graphics but what kept me playing was the gameplay and ease of controls.The concept of the game may seem totally generic but what game nowadays is 100% original.I don't play FPS for story any way but multiplayer and that seems where HVG has placed all their cards.I can't wait til' June!
jesus. if "The Conduit" is really pushing the capabilities on the Wii....
I actually disagree with High Voltage. This game isn't maxing out the Wii at all. Now, they are showing that A LOT more can be done, but they're still not maxing it out. Why you ask? Because the game has only been in development for about a Year and a half. That's not a lot of time. All Nintendo games take 3-5 years to make (Thus the awesomeness of Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3), but you really can't do as much as possible in 1 year and a half. This is not the Wii's max capabilities, trust me. But anyways, I can't wait to get this game. The controls and story are what interest me the most, not the graphics.
I wonder why people hype those visuals, that is 1000x worst looking than Mario on Wii
I have a PS3 and onw killzone 2. I plyaed the conduit at media summit and the grahics are great. Your an asshole. Name the ps2 game that looks better than this.
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