A fun, yet overhyped game worth a rent and or buy.
posted by gamer301 (CLAYTON, NY) Jun 30, 2009
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
When I got this game in the mail I was so excited, and I just popped it into my Wii, which before now, has only been used for party games that are fun but far from the hardcore games I play on a regular base. When I first read the negative reviews of this game, I became worried that it wouldn't be as enjoyable as expected. I was half right. This game is very fun and the storyline, from what I've seen, is rather good and new for the Wii. The game play is great and very enjoyable. The graphics are really good for the Wii, but other gamers used to cutting edge graphics on the XBox and PlayStation, may be disappointed. Here's the verdict;
Pros: Awesome gameplay, decent graphics, good voice-acting and characters, storyline is cool. Sick weapons and enemies and environments are nice.
Cons: Camera is hard to control, control scheme is odd and moving can be difficult at times.
It kills me to criticize this game because the developers worked so hard on it, but it definitely has its flaws; not that its not fun, rather the opposite. I will likely be buying it, but I recommend a rent first, and then make your own verdict.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
I was disappointed by The Conduit. Here are the things I liked and didn't like about the game.
The controls: The Conduit allows for a lot of control customization. I imagine most people will be able to find a control scheme that works well.
Graphics: They're pretty good. I didn't think they were any better than...say...Metroid Prime Corruption, but they were still relatively good.
It's a standard aliens-are-attacking FPS. The story is by the numbers, and the game doesn't do anything to set itself apart (other than the fact it's an FPS on Wii).
It gets repetitive. Run down a hall into a room. Kill some aliens or soldiers. Unlock a door and proceed to the next area. The way the game changes things is by making you hunt for buttons hidden in walls to unlock doors. The button hunts became incredibly tedious and offsetting for me.
The AI is bad. No really...these guys jump out and start shooting. The game compensates for the bad AI by throwing large numbers of enemies at you at once and by giving the aliens large amounts of health and by placing spawn points that pump out unlimited numbers of aliens until the spawn points are destroyed.
If you want a straight forward action game on Wii and don't mind the tedium of repetitious gun battles, button hunts, and endlessly spawning enemies, you may enjoy The Conduit.
posted by bowcaster7 (WEST LEBANON, NH) Jun 25, 2009
Member since Oct 2007
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Yes I have played Zelda Twilight Princess, Metroid Prime 3, and Super Mario galaxy. but none of those come even close in comparison to The Conduit.
Story - 8.9: I haven't finished the game but the story is great, not like some other games where it is just an excuse to kill people. The only reason the score for story isn't higher is that I have only played the campaign for about 3 or so hours and the game says I am 44% done... But in the game you get this device called the ASE (All Seeing Eye) and it can be used to find hidden writtings on the wall, and data disks that give you unlockable content and I havent looked for those yet so that would add a few hours.
Gameplay - 10: Awesome gameplay, very hard to put down and stop playing. What really makes it great is the ability to completely tweak the controls however you like which makes it much easier to play then some other Wii games. Also plenty of different guns that have drastically different -and awesome- abilities.
Online multiplayer - 10: Best online multiplayer game for the Wii, without a doubt. Could be easily compaired with The Great Halo for the XBox 360 (yes I do own an XBox, anybody that doesn't, I feel very sad for you). There are probably 15 or so different types of online matches, that include things from a reagular team deathmatch to other special types of games only for The Conduit, like Bounty Hunter, and ASE Football.
Graphics - 9.4: Great graphics, maybe not the best, but still great (for the Wii) If this was a XBox 360 game it would get a 6, but we ("we" being defined as anyone who has ever played a 360) all know how far behind the Wii is grapically, so I will give it a break.
Overall, this is definitely much better than any of the three games stated at the top of my review, not to mention any other Wii game created by Man, or monkey kind.