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GF Rating
6.3

2686 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Good for wii

posted by JTorigin (BLUE SPRINGS, MO) Jul 4, 2009

Member since Jul 2009

6 out of 10 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I am very impressed with this game for wii. I havent played my wii in 4 months thanks to heaven box 360. But This broke the cycle and im happy it did , But on next gen standards the graphics are garbage trash and ugly to look at . But on wii standards they are the most impressive and i was shocked it looked like an xbox 1 game and not nintendo 64 hd like so many others.
Graphics 5.9

Gameplay 9.1
Great and the first good hardcore game on the wii .This is what stoped me from playing xbox live . Very responsive without wii motion plus , unlike redsteel .Very fun to play

Story 7
The story feels to much like Halo without without the music and master cheif . But for a wii game top notch .

Verdict This is a very good wii game but im telling you right now , If this were on any other system this game would be an epic fail . The graphics are good 480p but 1/20 that of ps3 and 360 . So If you only have a wii and regualar tv than youll be impressed but if hd youll go d a m n i thought i got rid of my xbox 1 .
Being on wii saved this game big time .

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It's the conduit to mediocrity

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Aug 16, 2009

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Member since Mar 2006

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

To say The Conduit was over-hyped is like saying the Civil War was "a tad messy". Unfortunately, it doesn't just fail to live up to expectations, but manages to become pretty average in the pantheon of first-person shooters. True, it is better than Red Steel, but what isn't?
The story places you in the shoes of Ford, a soldier caught up in an alien invasion and the machinations of The Trust. Yes, it's a big alien conspiracy, like Deus Ex, but much simpler.
The shooter controls are very much like Halo. You have two weapons to switch between, regenerating shields, a few types of grenades, etc. Plus, you're battles aliens, have nine missions to complete sequentially, some secret items to collect and demanding people constantly telling you what to do.
So, what does it do differently? Well, you get an orb that reveals special messages, hidden passageways, collectibles and landmines. Also... well, that's pretty much it.
Controls on the Wii work well here. Being able to point your reticule at the screen is a big plus. However, throwing grenades is done by flicking the nunchuk, which means you'll throw grenades every time you scratch your nose. Luckily, it's the extent of motion controls for the game.
Too many enemies are spawned through egg sacks, which I find a cheap device. And the guns are uneven in usefulness. The shotgun is effective, but takes has such a noticeable reload time that it becomes useless against the super-fast enemies. And when your basic pistol or carbine can take down most enemies with a shot or two, the other guns become extraneous.
I'm not sure why everyone was so thrilled with the idea of this game. It's a shooter on the Wii, which is nice but nothing special. It works alright, but has the same gameplay as shooters from 10 years ago. If you absolutely have to have an FPS and your only system is the Wii, you'll want to play this. If you have other options, it's not necessary to play this one.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Pretty Sweet

posted by Stabby (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Jun 30, 2009

Member since Nov 2005

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

This game is a work of art. Some may call it generic, but beneath the surface it's actually a social commentary on the state of first person shooter video games today. Alien invasion? Check. Sinister conspiracy? Check.

The graphics in the game are fairly decent and detailed even if the background is often a bit drab. No the AI isn't going to overtake your home wi-fi network and make you it's slave, but if you crank up the difficulty it'll challenge you a bit.

The single player game is fairly linear but I still found it comforting to blaze through corridors and blast alien scum.

The controls in the game are amazing, offering almost complete customization. If you don't take the time to tinker with the controls to find the setting that best suits you then it's likely that you lack frontal lobe capacity. My only gripe is that you can't map reload to a motion. (I'm a bit partial to shaking the nunchuck to reload in Call of Duty.)

The online multiplayer is definitely the highlight of the game. I'd say if you can't get online then you should probably just rent the game. There's a wealth of different game modes and the weapon variety is top notch. There isn't a map that I absolutely hate, all of them have multiple platforms and hallways to get the drop on your foolish opponents.

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