Europe-Nintendo writes "If you're looking for the Wii's definitive FPS, this isn't it."
Seems like it should have recieved a higher score.
Honestly, I don't see why they can't make a great FPS for the Wii, they are capable, just not willing.
If you could develop a good FPS you'd rather do it for the 360 or PS3, for obvious reasons. The respect the team behind The Conduit quite a bit for choosing the Wii.
Just do not sell on the Wii. Sure, great FPS's could be done ont he Wii but considering the crowd the Wii is aimed at, they will never be successful. Maybe if it was a Mario version of Doom or a Zelda version of Halo... Yeah, then maybe but I still doubt it.
This is the Wii's definitive FPS. ATM anyway. Why compare it to other consoles if you're going to be asking whether this is definitive for the Wii?
Will save you guys from actually reading his trash and get straight to the point. Funny I do recall saying that when the review come in that we will see the word "generic" and this moron comparing it to "other consoles" just fails. Now what category would the controls fall in? because is it's gameplay then giving it a 4 and then saying "+ Excellent controls" makes no sense. Presentation 7.25 Graphics 8.00 Sound 7.00 Gameplay 4.00 Lasting Appeal 4.25 + Superb graphics + Excellent controls + Decent multiplayer - Poor Art Direction - Wildly uneven difficulty - Short single player campaign - Bad storyline - Generic . Rent/Avoid Overall "The Conduit is a very disappointing game. The single player mode is poor at best, and while the multiplayer mode plays much better, it’s still not as good as many of the FPS offerings on other platforms. Two good things did come out of this game, though; the Quantum3 engine and the superb controls. The Conduit is worth a rental, but unless you’re absolutely desperate for some multiplayer shooting action and all you own is a Wii, then you can skip this one. Hopefully the imminent sequel will address this game’s issues." this reviewer is just an epic fail.
it's a bad game. Get over it.
An FPS game is not exempt from any comparison... The Wii is fully capable of delivering decent graphics, etc, but the game just makes a mess of the genre. However I still think the game deserves a better score. Also, it's funny how Wii fanboys will defend the game to the death.
not a bad review ... the conduit is a beautfull game but it's true that this design isn't for everyone ..ad it's also true that a good gameplay is necessary for a FPS ... overall the multiplayer seems fun AND stable it might help some who wish some multiplayer fps action on the WII
The way you say that, it's like we have to assume the game is inherently worse just because it's a wii game... Second, it's his opinion and I agree, it's faceless they tried as hard as they could for graphics and then didn't have anything but a basic shooting game when they were finished.
" Also, it's funny how Wii fanboys will defend the game to the death." LOL, O boy, the memories of PS360 fans defending games that weren't even out yet. Yes to death. Most people who defend this actually played it and think its a good game. It goes to show that reviews don't really matter.
It's a great game and as far as controls go.It already defining fps on the wii.Red steal 2 is going to do the same thing the conduit did in the control.I'd say that defining.As far as the story gos and the offline play...Story is good but you have to look for it.Move radios around listen to whats going on in the city.The game is great and my friends love it too.The online is great guys beacuse we haven't had anything like this on the wii yet.There are people that just live online with this game it's that kickass.There know way they will ever be able to right off this game.If you play it,you will love it.I can't wait for you guys in europe to get a crack at it.
Complain about in this game is the level design. It seems as though they spent most of their time with polishing up the look of the main character and the reload animations, which are now my favorite of any console game. With the sequal they'll have time to just beef up the character, story and most seemingly important right now, the level designs which were below average for the most part. I still would give the campaign an 8 and the online an 8.5-9.
I dont understand something. Why do Wii fanboys always compare the Wii to the other consoles when it comes to sales but when it comes to games they b!tch if its compared to ps3/360 games...?
Very good point you have there!
Deee, Don't go there, "b/tching" comes from all sides.
I know sidar, I usually always agree with u besides the fact you just love the wii a bit more than me lol.
this is why i don't base myslef on reviews anymore... i brought the game and it's suberb, the graphics are very good for Wii, the controls are perfect, and way better than metroid (at least the controls i customized) the single-player, ofr me, is normal of a FPS, the only FPS story that is good is halo (at least the first one)... i don't get why ppl are bashing this game so much... it's the best FPS on wii.
The game to me is the perfect fit for the Wii and my taste in games. I enjoy The Conduit more than I do with Halo 3 and Killzone 2 but that is just me. I have The Conduit and would easily give it a 9/10 only because the single player level design seems a little lacking. Wii games need to be compared to X-Box360 and PS3E games but you are not suppose to look for what makes a quality PS3 or X-Box360 game in a Wii game. With the X-Box and PS3 the focus is more on graphic's and AI, than control. So if everyone wants to be fair I could go on and on about how Killzone 2 is a wonderful game but it doesnt have the customization and control of that of The Conduit so I lowered it score seems stupid. That's like saying Halo 3 < Killzone 2 because of the graphical difference. Each console is good in there own rights with there exclusives. I prefer the Wii myself because the motion controls go with how I play. I can easily switch from my Wii to my PC without the small "getting use to curve" from playing to much of the other. For those of you who enjoy the 360 and the PS3 more power to you. All I am trying to say is that games should be compared to other games in the overall "FUN" of the game, not the graphics or specifies of the console itself, and to me The Conduit is more fun than Halo 3 and Killzone 2. So for every Wii owner who see's this review and thinks "Damn, I was going to get this game too" Go ahead and get it because if you own a Wii then more than likely you are either a massive fanboy or someone who just enjoys playing games and having fun. The Conduit Presentation 10/10 Graphics 8.5/10 Sound 8.5/10 Gameplay 10/10 Lasting Appeal 9/10 Overall 9/10
Other reviews with a good score get ignored, these ones get flooded.
"If you're looking for the Wii's definitive FPS, this isn't it." No, it probably isn't. But it's the first Wii FPS to absolutely NAIL the controls and have a respectable online component to go with it. You have to walk before you run. HVS can only go up from this point, and if other dev teams are taking notes, too, then a "definitive Wii FPS" shouldn't be far off. Of course, the Metroid Prime trilogy is on the way, too...
First of all, why am I not allowed to compare The Conduit to games on other platforms? Just because the PS3 and 360 are more powerful than the Wii? That argument just makes no sense. Besides, I was also partially comparing it to Metroid Prime Hunters on DS, which has a longer Single player mode and more multiplayer maps. Secondly, you are all saying it's a terrible review, but you have no decent evidence to back your statement up. The only reason you're all bashing this review is because my opinion was different from yours. And guess what? A difference in opinion doesn't equal a poorly-written review.
Your opinion sucks noob!!! Sucks!!!
you state in your review and i QUOTE: "Your health bar does begin to regenerate after a few seconds, but it’s too slow to be helpful half of the time. " Looks like you should have did more homewwork before you made up this review. I have been playing this game for a week and guess what... Your health NEVER regenerates. Never ever! It is old school style. You can only reclaim lost health by finding health packs. You must be confusing playing this game with playing some other game for pussies or something where you get health back by running away. Also in your whiney part regarding the difficulty curve of some levels you fail to mention the fact that the conduit allows you to change game difficulty ON THE FLY!! SO if you are really so terrible at playing video games that you can't get through a part... you can change it to easy and it becomes no big deal. I hope you get banned for this because the pure fact you are such a grimey flame sucking troll sickens me. Meanwhile.. who the hell approved this?!?! It's just unbelievable... read my post below and help me report this garbage article by a sad little fanboy. Please only post reviews by professionals. Or post this garbage in the user reviews at the very least.
Please view the attached video below and fast-forward it to 0:47. Thank you. =) Also, check your inbox please, Shnazzyone. I think I've answered all of your questions for you. Yes, you can change the difficulty level, but it doesn't do much except make your enemies SLIGHTLY weaker. I seem to have forgotten to mention that in the review and will add it in now. I'm afraid that due to the rude nature of your post and general immaturity, I'm going to have to add a disagree to both of them and give you a negative vote. Sorry for the inconvenience.
since when is an review from some random european forum site considered approval worthy. Oh yeah when it is a negative review for the conduit I forgot. Am I seriously the only one to notice this is a fricking forum post!?! This guy obviously wrote up some crap review purely so he can post it on here to make a big stink. For christ sakes the author for the topic and the submitter on this site have the same name. There is no reason in the world why this should still be on here dragging down the metarating on here and TheDeadMetalhead should obviously be banned for self promoting and generally making up his own articles. If anyone did something similar with Killzone 2 or halo 3 I guarentee that 1. the article would never have been approved and 2. that whoever did it would most likely be banned. I hope others will join me in reporting this article as lame and reporting TheDeadMetalhead for article fabrication and self promotion.
because there's nothing wrong with it, and it got approved because an admin hit the Approve Story button. Hope that answers your question! ;)
Honestly I don't see the reason why the conduit has been hyped up so much. I will admit it does look ok and I have watched my step-dad play it and he said that it was pretty good. But TheDeadMetalHead does have a point, the game is very bland and generic. Because of this it has disappointed him, he is a big fan of FPS games so he does know what he is talking about. In fact Red Steel is one of his favorite wii games. I know people don't like his review but he scores games in a way where he tries to balance out the good points and the bad points. For example the gameplay got a low score but it did earn some points for having good controls and thats about it. If you are american then feel free to disagree with him seeing how you have most likely played the Conduit, but to all of you Europeans and Australians please shut your trap if you think that this is a bad review because you lot haven't even played it yet.