Excerpt: System: Wii ESRB: T, blood, mild language and violence, Multiplayer: Up to 12 over Nintendo’s Wi-fi service. Developer: High Voltage Software Release date: June 23, 2009 How do I introduce a game like The Conduit? It has been in development for several years, and been called the saving grace for Wii’s hardcore crowd. Others have named it Nintendo’s “Halo”, and plenty more names that I can’t remember.
Conclusion: Having played for more than a full day now, I can’t help but wonder what Blizzard has been doing all these years. Work on the game started 11 years ago and while it is a fun and polished experience, the amount of actual game content is a bit sparse. While every dungeon has something unique, many are dressed up in the same way, using the same elements over and over again.
Excerpt: The Conduit takes players into a dark story in Washington D.C. after a vicious alien invasion has rocked the country. An organization called the Trust has sent in Secret Service agent, Mr. Ford, to go up against the insect-like alien race known as...
Excerpt: When you talk the talk you have to walk the walk or face a lot of egg on your face. Developer High Voltage Software more or less built up Wii exclusive FPS The Conduit to be not only the best shooter the console has seen, but also a game that could compete with the best on other platforms. They'd set themselves up for a massive fall, but we'd hoped it wouldn't happen.
Conclusion: The Conduit livre une expérience de jeu intéressante mais pas exceptionnelle. Le mode solo satisfait dans sa globalité, mais son scénario pas franchement original et parfois "too much" ne parvient pas à nous enthousiasmer plus que cela. En revanche, le dynamisme de l'action et la présence d'un bestiaire extraterrestre plutôt sympathique tiennent à distance l'ennui.
Pros: Action dynamique, Prise en main confortable, Armes alien sympathiques, Bestiaire varié, Présence d'un mode multijoueurs online
Cons: Le scénario peu original, Durée de vie de la partie solo
Solid first-person shooter with tamer violence than most.
Common Sense Media
3 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a T-rated first-person shooter with tamer violence as compared to M-rated games in the genre. Players can use an array of weapons such as pistols, machine guns, shotguns, alien rifles, and grenades. When enemies are killed, players will sometimes see either blood or an orange ooze (in the case of aliens) shoot out. However, none of the action looks brutal or gory.
Summary: Sleek, precise game control and technically impressive visuals are among the few positive marks one can give The Conduit . The lack of originality is, frankly, mind-boggling, and this is a problem for both the visual aesthetic and the general flow of the gameplay. Coupled with some really frustrating set-ups in quite a few missions, the value of The Conduit’s existence ultimately rests solely on the fun you might be able to have with the multiplayer modes.
Summary: The Conduit is a much better demonstration of the engine that runs the game instead of actually being an enjoyable single player experience. However HVS have nailed the Wii controls perfectly and have created what is easily the best online interface compared to any other Wii game out there. If you want a fun online shooter on the Wii and don’t care about the single player game than it’s easy to recommend.