Posts tagged The Conduit
With the advent of Metroid Prime 3 in 2007, that tiny cross-section of Wii-tards and FPS fanatics finally had a title that they could champion as proof that motion controls could be more than a fleeting novelty. Some even went as far as saying that the game’s control scheme had the potential to make the Wii the go-to console for shooters that demanded pinpoint accuracy. It was this unfair expectation that drove a staggering amount of hype for The Conduit a few years later. High Voltage had one hell of a task to complete. With its incredibly deep and fully customizable control scheme and graphics that just didn’t seem possible on the Wii, they carried the burden of delivering the Wii’s answer to some of Microsoft and Sony’s biggest franchises.
It’s not surprising, then, that The Conduit’s release was met with general disappointment. Sure, the controls were accurate almost to a fault, and the gameplay was generally there, but people had such incredibly high hopes for both the campaign and the multiplayer that the game’s rather bland campaign coupled with Nintendo’s woefully restrictive online experience left a prematurely constructed fanbase with a bland taste in their mouths and a glazed look in their eyes.
With this history in mind, I’m a little nervous to lay Conduit 2′s cards on the table. The series has a huge amount of potential, and even though some glaring major flaws still dampen the experience, there’s a substantial amount of fun to be gleaned from it. After playing through a painfully brief campaign and quite a bit of the surprisingly addictive multiplayer, I can easily say that Conduit 2 is the closest thing the Wii has ever had to an original and engaging first person shooter.
But really, is that saying much?
For those of you who can remember all the way back to last month you may remember that High Voltage Software have been working on a Conduit game for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. Well it seems they really have been putting the man hours as there has reportedly been a tech demo for the game at GDC.
The game will apparently be a prequel and more impressively uses some in game graphics from the upcoming Wii game Conduit 2. Unfortunately there is no footage of this in action so we’ll just have to think about the awesomeness we could be experiencing sometime in the future. Until then we’ll keep you updated.
[Source: Nintendo World Report]
If the above short trailer but sweet trailer above is an indicator of anything, we can expect a lot of frantic multiplayer from the upcoming Conduit 2. Considering that this is a Wii game I’m talking about that’s even more impressive for a system that’s usually not considered in the online equation at all.
Personally I’m really hopeful for Conduit 2‘s multiplayer as I from what I hear the gameplay will be a bigger step up from the last game and then some. What about you though? Are you excited or do you just want to play single player? Tell me in the comments!
With the release date just around the corner, it’s no surprise that now is the time all the previews and such start rolling out. However if you’re one of those people who isn’t swayed by other peoples’ writing on the game then you can watch the whole 30 minutes of the upcoming Conduit 2 now!
What do you think? Has this swayed your mind one way or another about the game? Check out part 2 after the jump, then let me know in the comments!
[Source: Go Nintendo]
You may remember the news yesterday where I said that we could be getting Conduit games on other consoles. However it’s been confirmed now that that console in question was actually the 3DS. Yes High Voltage Software are working on a 3DS Conduit title. Nofsinger, the creative chief officer at High Voltage Software said that it’s “going to be able to have something very close to this [Conduit 2] on the 3DS probably by GDC.” The game will of course have on-line and will use the new friend code system.
So what do you think? A new Conduit game on a hand-held that (apparently) looks as good as it’s Wii counterpart? Will you be getting this or leaving it to play other console shooters? Tell me in the comments!
[Source: Nintendo World Report]
As the release date draws near, Sega have indeed been making their latest release Conduit 2 very well known. So now we get a look at some of the weapons from the upcoming Wii shooter, which you can see above. Just your standard shooter fare, but you have some cool sci fi weaponry too, which always makes me happy.
What about you? Has this trailer, showing off the various way you can kill alien scum made you more or less excited? Tell me in the comments!
For all you fans of the first game, Conduit 2 has another action packed trailer. Since next month is the release of the highly anticipated Wii shooter Sega has released another trailer to get you excited. As you can see, it’s a very epic trailer, packed with new areas and some giant boss fights.
The game itself is released next month, exclusively for the Wii.
[Source: Sega Bits]
That’s right Conduit fans! No longer shall you be plagued by a vague release date after the recent delay! Because as you can see from the title of this post, Sega has finally revealed that Conduit 2 will be arriving to your Wii’s on February 15th!
With the recent delay, personally I’m more excited. It gave me a chance to learn more about the game and despite not having played the first one, I might actually give this sequel a try.. once it has a Europe release date. So that’s it. What do you think? Are you excited now that you know the day you’ll be losing more of your money in exchange for this game? Tell me in the comments about how you feel, please!