Summary: As one of the few exclusive first-person shooters for the Wii, The Conduit has garnered a lot of attention. From a technical perspective, The Conduit is an undeniable success. The controls in particular are outstanding, finely tuned to make gunning down enemies while sprinting around the battlefield fun and satisfying. Visually, the game is also top-notch, filling the screen with enemies, explosions, and fancy lighting effects, without the slightest drop in frame rate.
Pros: Great controls, Technically impressive visuals
Cons: Monotonous levels, Respawning enemies and invisible bombs are frustrating and cheap, Generic art design and story, Uneven difficulty
Summary: The Conduit is an impressive shooter on Wii -- if only for the developers' noble attempt at delivering an experience akin to a Resistance or Halo on the "bigger" platforms. The controls are strong, the visuals have some razzle-dazzle, and the online component offers plenty of options. Yet on any other system, The Conduit would be as memorable as its title.
Pros: Engaging, responsive controls, Strong online options for up to 12 players, Slick visual effects and professional voice acting
Cons: Short solo campaign, Linear missions, Clichéd storyline, Repetitive, confining level design
Excerpt: Ah, yes. A war between Heaven and Hell being waged right here on innocent little Earth. We've seen this premise in many movies and video games, and every time someone comes up with an interesting, slightly new take on the whole thing. Whether it's the man standing between both as in Hellraiser / Constantine or the wandering soul channeling the devil himself in Diablo , we've got plenty of choices.
Excerpt: The Wii is increasingly becoming something of a wasteland for gaming enthusiasts looking for their next hardcore fix. Sega are actually one of the few publishers trying to remedy this, with titles like MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill being the only things preventing Nintendo’s console from being completely written off by players who like their gaming recipe with an extra dash of mature and easy on the partying.
Conclusion: In a world where First Person Shooters come free with pizza (Pizza Hut gave away the Battlefield series for a while for those of you leading a healthier lifestyle than me.) The Conduit really doesn't stand out in the crowd. If anything; other, better games are sitting on its shoulders. Definitely only a purchase for punters who only have a Wii to fulfill their gaming needs.