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After almost a year's worth of hype, The Conduit has arrived, and the question has to be asked: does it live up to the buzz?
Well, I say it doesn't quite live up to the heightened expectations placed on it, but I didn't expect it to, either.
The Conduit's single player mode involves a story about a guy named Michael Ford, a guy names Mr. Adams, a guy named Prometheus, and some alien race named the Drudge.
The story doesn't excite me because I know nothing about any of the characters (or the aliens for that matter). For a threat to Washington, DC, the battles feel very small and isolated.
Another problem is the design of the last two levels; they felt like padding. At the end of each of those levels, I had to stand and take on wave after wave after wave of bad guys walking through a portal. It took the thrill that the early parts of this game gave me.
Getting through the single player mode will take most players about five hours - short for a $50 game. This is why you have the online part of the game.
Online, you play with up to 16 friends or strangers in standard multiplayer modes: single/team deathmatch and single/team "Capture the Flag" (or in this case "Capture the ASE") It's a great set up, but there's nothing new or innovative on display here.
The weapons, on the other hand, vary greatly from pistols, to plasma rifles, to an Drudge version of a grenade launcher. Playing with such weird guns is the best part of this game.
The Conduit is a solid first person shooter and is one of the best I've played. But SEGA can improve on this title by giving it a better story, a longer single player mode, and more innovation in the online multiplayer mode. BUY IT.
This is sort of a Wii version of Halo. You shoot aliens and other people for some reason that I never really cared to figure out. Its a high quality titlewith good multiplayer, but very has a very short campaign and isn't very unique. Theres not really much else to describe, so on to the pros and cons.
- Graphics are some of the best you wil find on the Wii, period.
- Multiplayer is very good
- Controls are very good
- Overall, the game is very polished and of high quality
- Good variety of guns and weapons
- Very shory game at 4-5 hours campaign
- Its a very vanilla sci-fi shooter, you have played this game before, probably a dozen times, the aliens just looked different before. There was very little uniqueness or personality in this game.
- Enemy AI is completely dumb.
- The storyline is fairly silly, and the voice acting of the story is laughable at best. I mostly just ignored the story because the story and acting were so lame.
Overall, this game is passable. Its probably better than CoD:WaW Wii in a lot of respects. The developers definately put a lot of work into gettting it to run well and play smoothly. Just know before going in that theres nothing unique about this game. And all those alien shooter cliche's, well thats pretty much what the story is. So as long as you don't mind a lame story, silly voice acting, and spending the majority of your time playing multiplayer, then you will probably enjoy it.
In closing, if all you have is a Wii, its easily a top tier shooter on the console. However, if you have an XBox or PS3, you have better options available to you(Halo 3, CoD4, CoDWaW, Gears of War, Resistance, etc.).
It felt like to me that this game was never quit finished enemies seem to pop out of no were. For instance in the airport level a group of bad guys drop out of the ceiling but there ropes don't seem to be attached to anything. The graphics felt more like something you would see on the Gamecube then a knew system. The sound effects needed some polishing to the guns don't sound real also in the airport level a couple of helicopters fly right by a window you cant here a thing. I would not pay full price for this game.