We’ve played The Conduit multiplayer

Levels we played on (like “City Streets”) were not only wide-open, but had a vertical element to them as well. There were enough places to snipe with rockets, as well as get up close with shotguns. Action was fierce and stealing another player’s kill felt wonderful.

Besides your standard capture the flag (called Team Objective here), deathmatches (Free For All) and team deathmatch (Team Reaper), the Bounty Hunter mode was the most fun we had. Each player is assigned a target and must assassinate him/her to get points. Meanwhile, someone is targeting you. Most of the time, multiple people are jockeying for the same kill so there was always this frantic desperation to eliminate someone as quickly as possible.

But how does it look? Weren’t we promised a game that’s as visually impressive as the HD titans on other consoles? Yes we were and no it doesn’t look as good as HD. Don’t get us wrong, The Conduit’s campaign looks great, but the MP has been “optimized” (which is fancy for saying the graphics have been downgraded to make sure the Wii can handle the gameplay). The graphics aren’t anything special, but to be fair, Halo 3 was downgraded for MP action.

And yeah we get it, it’s unfair to compare a 360 game to a Wii game, but how long are we going to operate in a mindset where we have to qualify a statement as “Well, this looks good for a Wii game”? The reality is that we played Crysis on a super computer in 2007, Killzone 2 on the PS3 a few months ago, and in between that time, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament III, Portal, Fallout 3 and more. We can’t erase the visuals we’ve already seen and are accustomed to. However, compared to other Wii games, The Conduit is one of the better looking games. A few GR editors even mentioned that it looked and played like a cleaned-up version of GoldenEye. And considering how fun that game’s MP was, we shouldn’t have to tell you why that’s a favorable comparison.

The Conduit plays to its strengths, of which there are many. We have high hopes for the final version and can’t wait to Super Review the game in June.

May 11, 2009


  • GalenMarek - July 24, 2009 5:59 a.m.

    It does look like Halo!
  • FierceDeity - June 19, 2009 9:48 p.m.

    so wait you can play locally?!? not getting
  • AuthorityFigure - June 5, 2009 9:35 a.m.

    MP games don't excite me anyway.
  • Conman93 - May 14, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    Will it be enoughnto beat mario kart
  • atomicred - May 13, 2009 9:27 p.m.

  • mgsvelez - May 13, 2009 8:19 p.m.

    looks cool
  • ReaperOfDarkness - May 13, 2009 2:49 a.m.

    In my opinion Halo was vastly overrated. Not at all as exceptional as fan boys like to think it was. I dont have and never will get call of duty or most games people think is better so I dont particularly care of the comparison. I think this game is going to be great. Just what the wii needs these days. PS3 may have greater graphics but I spent half as much money and still got plenty of fun out of my console.
  • mastersword369 - May 12, 2009 7:44 p.m.

    If you like shooters AND own a Wii(like me) this game looks great. Wii has good games,(Zelda, Mario, hmmm... THIS) they're just always covered by 3rd party garbage. and @DawgsFan177: 3 words: RED STEEL 2
  • TheSuburbiaRuins - May 12, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    Why would I stop playing my other online FPS games, Halo, Cod4and5, and so on.. for this? I'll pass. The Wii has fucked itself, and it's not an honorable system anymore. I'll go to the arcade if I wanna play a game with a holdable gun.
  • DawgsFan117 - May 12, 2009 3:53 a.m.

    Looks terrible. This is gonna be another wii promise that flops. You all remember how Red Steele was supposed to be the Gods gift to man correct. Nope this is why I didnt buy a wii. I own a PS3 and a 360 and they give me great online play plus superb graphics. Guess Ill miss out on this last gen graphics shooter.
  • SunshineHobo - May 12, 2009 2:36 a.m.

    The screenshots do make it look graphically chalenged, but that doesn't say anything about how much fun it is to play, I just hope it's super fun. Great preview Shane.
  • sniper430 - May 12, 2009 2:21 a.m.

    you might want to change the description over on the right its an online reveiw and it says one player offline...
  • ian edgar - May 12, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    A lack of local multiplayer made me lose interest in this game.
  • Cyberninja - May 11, 2009 10:32 p.m.

    this looks nothing like halo and why did you eat luigi? reCAPTCHA: Washington secrets and thats mor irony
  • i8luigi - May 11, 2009 9:11 p.m.

    Sure looks like Jizzy thinks every sci-fi fps looks like Halo, even though he apparently hasn't seen any screenshots but these.
  • FierceDeity - June 19, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    *** i meant can't play locally
  • jergerb - May 22, 2009 6:47 a.m.

    As a wii owner this game looks like a good FPS game. After playing Metriod Prime 3 and Medal of Honor Heroes 2 with IR FPS controls. Going back to dual analog for COD4 and Killzone 2 kinda sucks.
  • blocpartier - May 20, 2009 5:01 a.m.

    looks pretty cool... I suspect it won't save the Wii, but it will achieve the same, if not better, status as No More Heroes. It will sell well too. This might just be the game to get me back on the Wii.
  • Unoriginal - May 18, 2009 7:40 p.m.

    Fingers Crossed
  • sklorbit - May 14, 2009 11:04 p.m.

    could this be the game that will make me dust off my wii? i love the wii but im a hardcore gamer who needs some online multiplayer and this could be the game that changes things.

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