Nintendo Power's review of The Conduit was revealed a few weeks ago, which was the first score to be released. Now the UK Official Nintendo Magazine has provided their own review of the title.
Wow thats kind of disapointing
im still getting it though. its just one guy's opinion. look at no more heroes that was rated 7.9 by ign yet everyone loved that game
...for thinking for yourself.
But from an IGN (professional) review it'd be something like this: Graphics 10 Presentation 7-10 Gameplay 6-9 (doesn't bring anything new so 10 would be unexpected) Sounds 6-10 (from the trailer's they look pretty good) Lasting appeal 7-10 (it has online multiplayer) so that's an average of 7ish - 9.8ish. I'm guessing becuase of the custom controls gameplay will get an 8, it's well presented (you shoot aliens) so I'd give presentation a 9, from the trailers is looks like it has good sounds so I'd give sounds a 8, and it has good online multiplayer so lasting appeal should get an 8. That's an average of 8.2, I could understand an 8, but a 7.6?
I don't understand how it gets a 76/100 when, in the review, the pros BY FAR outweigh the cons.
I never seen anything to special about this game.
I never said it was. I don't know how the game is, because I've never played it. But when the review cites pros such as "Varied, enjoyable weaponry, assured shooting gameplay, and darty, nippy plot pacing" and cons such as "repetitive action and dodgy grenade mechanic" does the game really deserve a 24 point deduction?
come on...there are more far advance and beautiful FPS games than conduit on 360 and PS3! getting 76% is already generous enough! I know this is on the Wii but it's a FPS nonetheless! so, the unintentional comparison between this and those on 360 and PS3 is inevitable.
@ badz149 What do visuals have to do with the overall quality of the game?
but if you yourself is reviewing the game, won't you be thinking of other better FPS? in terms of what is being offered, it's lacking behind those on HD consoles.
Id say repetetive action definately warants a high deduction from the game score. Besides scores in general are way to inflated. 76/100 is supposed to be a good score, but unless it gets a 9/10 people seem to think its average. I dont see any reason to whine over this.
If you're reviewing Halo won't you be thinking "This would be some much better with bluetooth, like Metroid Prime 3"? in terms of what is being offered, Halo lacks bluetooth.
guess nintendo is not happy that their own games score low, so now they have to do that with averyone?
Wait, what? I know I am just letting myself be baited, but what games are you referring to? Other than the minor fiasco that is Wii Music, has any game that Nintendo published this generation scored below a 70 on Metacritic? (Maybe New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis.) And most of their legitimate high profile titles are well above 80. Even publications that hold Nintendo's new "big tent" strategy in contempt nearly always praise their games, particularly the new entries in their major franchises.
ouch there were trying so hard
I would very much like to read the full text of a review of this game. So far we have had a lot of discussion of scores with vague hints at the content of the reviews. It really does a disservice to both reviewers and readers to see a vague detached number rather than a comprehensive analysis of the title. I am honestly still undecided about whether or not to buy The Conduit, and will remain so until I've read at least a handful of reviews and have a more complete understanding of the pros/cons of the game.
I mean look at it! It just looks average.
From the art design, character design, "the drudge", and Micheal Ford, it all screams generic.
I wasn't being biased but I never saw what nintendo fans saw in this game. Maybe because I'm hardcore fps pc guy???
Just like Halo right??
Halo sucks too If a game isn't that inovative, then they can still make it really good. An example would be killzone 2, God its fun to play and has everything implemented right.
ALL shooters are generic because there's only so many ways you can shoot at someone. Different sounds and bright colors don't detract the fact that you just used a gun or gun-like object to penetrate a person or object.
Well what do you know, a generic shooter gets a...generic score, duh.
usually means the fanboys will be rushing in to bash the wii like there's no tomorrow
It would get 100/100 if it were starring Mario
I know right?? Just like Halo, Killzone, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein?? Well, they all suck right?? *SARCASM*
All shooters are Generic. Halo series... generic. Call of Duty series... generic. Killzone series... generic. If anything Conduit could be considered more of a innovation compared to the previous said games through its overall control and its customization options of the UI, just as Halo was innovative in its multiplayer.
Yes but you can also expect Nintendo fanboys to bash the PS3 when ever it does bad too. So what if we bash the Wii? Take it like men.If you want your system to compete with the big boys you have to take the good scores along with the bad. When they stop making generic games for the Wii we will stop bashing it.
" Yes but you can also expect Nintendo fanboys to bash the PS3 when ever it does bad too. " Here is the thing 76/100 is NOT bad. The only thing that is generic is your complete lack of logic to comprehend the fact that a score above 7 is still good.
76 isn't horrible but it definitely is a bit disappointing considering all the hype that this game has.
76 is still a good score, well above average. Not an amazing score, but still good. If the scoring were out of 10, it would get rounded upto 8/10, which most reviewers probably do anyway (end up rounding scores up/down because almost all reviewers use the ??/10 format). And besides, I'll bet the online is pretty cool too. Worth a buy in my opinion. The multiplayer is bound to be laughs.
it got 87/100 off ngamer jr someone and 89/100 off a next source plus onm played an early build for this review
Yep. IIRC Ngamer were also among the games BIGGEST critics back when IGN and Co were giving lavish praise to HVS. Ngamer said they'd give it just a 2/5 for expectation at the start of the year so that's a big improvement in my book. The game really has different objectives to most PS360 fps games in that it really only needs to deliver the basic full package on Wii as noone has yet- and they will do that.
just to remind you guys, these are the same people that gave both red steel and wii PLAY a 90% + gold award... so, according to them, wii play is better than this. Nom was waaay better than this new one!
Wii Play sucks like a toothless hooker.
A 6 is still considered ABOVE bad. Good job HVS, you are still getting my money.
I'll be there also. I remember them saying you could change the walk speed also LOL. Looks like some one sabotaged the review copy with the default settings. I'm not sure why they let people change that setting though.
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