Pros Great storyline and gameplay
Really good controls
Cons Bit short single mode.
Summary Defently think this is one of the best games for the Wii. And defently the best shooting game for it. Has a great storyline and single player mode. The online multiplayer is great and you can play with just your friends if you want.
The controls are great, point with the Wiimote, B to shoot, the numchuck Z to lock on to a foe, the stick to move around.
Must have for anyone who owns a Wii.
Pros Great precision with the WII Remote and Nun Chuck. Fun fast paced action. Great audio voice overs and story line.
Cons Limited ability to explore since everything is "down a hallway" to keep the action smooth.
Summary This is the game I've been looking for on the WII. It takes me back to those great Doom / Quake days on the PC. Fast action, lots of shooting/ammo/weapons. Not so hard to figure out you want to cheat or give up. Made for people who don't play video games 10 hours a day, but still enjoy kick'n butt once and a while.
Pros 1. Controls.
2. Large variety of online game options.
3. At high difficulty levels the single player campaign is fun and challenging.
Cons 1. Far too much instant death in single player campaign.
2. Awkward check points and no save option in campaign.
3. Frame rate issues during multiplayer.
Summary The Conduit delivers fulfills many of High Voltage Software (HVS) promises.Typo
The first thing I noticed is how much I could customize the controls. I can change the button layout, what commands would respond to motion controls, dead zone, motion sensitivity and pointing sensitivity. The customization level rivals most PC FPS. The controls for "The Conduit" are faster than any other console FPS, but not as fast as mouse and keyboard. When set up properly, the motion controls add to the game. Almost any command can be mapped to motion controls with the exception of reload for some reason. If you do not like the motion controls, map a more useless command to it and set sensitivity to 0. It is not a necessity to use them like some reviews which will remain nameless say. Furthermore, I think it is fun using the motion control for melee attack, but I agree use a button for grenades. Throwing a grenade with the nunchuck inadvertently moves the opposite head, which changes the aim direction. As a result, instead of throwing the grenade through a window, it hits the wall and bounces back into Mr. Ford. However, once all controls are properly mapped, dead zone set and sensitivity adjusted, the controls are fast and accurate.
The online component works great. I have had no online issues or glitches yet I hear about them from other gamers. Even though I have a weak DSL connection, most games run smoothly. My only major issue is the pathetic frame rate. Sometimes a lag free game seems to have lag because the frame rate is dropping so low. I have a minor issue with how maps and settings are chosen. All maps and settings are voted on before the match can start which often leads to bad combinations. I do not like playing match in a small level with explosive weapons for example. Another minor flaw is with the maps themselves. HVS promised they would make separate maps for each multiplayer option. For example capture the flag maps and death match maps would be setup differently. However, all the maps blend together and this is fine for death match, but capture the flag does not work as well with these maps. Even though I do not like friend codes, they are not needed in this game unless you want to use Wii Speak. I bought a Wii Speak because it was on sale, but I rarely use it. I do not want to hear a game full of whiny teenage brats complaining about their life and swearing at me that I suck. I am just fine with no voice chat, but it is an option when my friend want to play a game. Unfortunately the Wii Speak does not work as well as it should which is disappointing. Even though The Conduit does have some online flaws, I think it is a great overall experience.
The single player campaign is a great experience if you set the difficulty to High or Severe because the AI adds so much to the game. The enemy does have a brain and uses it. For example, I was hiding behind a poll and so was the enemy. I ran over to attack, but the enemy anticipated this attack and took a better cover. Lower settings dial down the AI and the game becomes pathetically easy and feels too short. I completed the game on High in just over 14 hours, but this does not include all of my deaths. In reality I probably spent 18-20 hours playing the single player campaign and I still have to finish all of the events like find the data discs and hidden messages. I normally do not complete challenges in games, but The Conduit includes fun cheats that unlock when you beat the game. This is similar to the hand cannon in Resident Evil 4. I plan to play the game again with every cheat turned on and destroy everything in site. It is a lot of fun running through FPS with cheats turned on after you beat the game. Unfortunately this game does have automatic heal, however the first few levels lack this feature which makes them much more challenging. I am not a fan of dividing the game into clear cut levels, but it is not that annoying. The amount of instant death is extremely annoying. I had to cheat through a small part of this game because I could not get past it. Every enemy has the ability to kill Mr. Ford with 1 hit and you cannot keep track of all 30 of them at all times. Other flaws include check points that appear random and are not always conveniently located. This would not be so bad, but the game lacks any kind of save option which is further made worse by random health kits that can disappear. All health kits look alike, but some re-appear after use and others do not. Despite its flaws, the single player campaign is a lot of fun and adds 20+ hours of good game play.
I do not have much to say about the story or graphics. If you want a great FPS that delivers hours of solid game play buy The Conduit. If you want a long story with good graphics, look at another FPS.
I highly recommend The Conduit to anyone looking for a solid FPS. It is comparable to almost any FPS on any other console.
Updated on Jul 7, 2009
Throwing a grenade with the nunchuck inadvertently moves the opposite HAND, which changes the aim direction.
Pros Good controls that provide better interaction for a shooting game.
Cons Reminds me of The Matrix, provides one good angle and does it over and over again.
Summary I like this game as the Wii needs to step it up. This is a good step in the right direction but a very small step at that as there is much need.
Pros The game has great visuals for the wii. the online mode is also something that you don't see a lot on the wii which includes 17 different modes and voice chat support. the controls are completely customizable, from turning speed to button mapping.
Cons The single player game is rather short (about 7 hours if you go through and collect all the secrets. The game also feels very repetitive with linear maps and little to do but "run and gun". there are few boos battles or puzzles.
Summary If you only have the wii, this is a must buy. it rivals any online mode of any other game on wii and uses voice chat which is unheard of on the system. it is definitely a revolutionary step for Nintendo little white box. but if you have multiple systems, then really, the only reason to get it is great control. the graphics are really nice but still wont knock your socks off and the online mode can be found on many Xbox or ps3 games. one other thing the should be taken into consideration is that High Voltage Software (the developer of this game) took a big risk in creating it. they are planing on making other even better games for the wii but they need to see support first. Bottom line, this game is really good but not a giant leap in the genre.