As you all know The Conduit is a first person shooter that is developed by High Voltage Software and published by Sega and it's coming out tomorrow in the USA. When I first saw The Conduit when IGN announced it I thought that HVS is doing a really good thing. A lot of developers just give up on the Wii. They think the Wii isn't powerful enough to handle good graphics or handle more of the powerful games on the market. High Voltage Software is not known to make shooters. They usually just make license games.
The Conduit just look really generic. If it was released on the PS3, 360, or the PC it would not stand out as one of the top shooters on the system. Since the Wii has almost no first person shooters on their system it is almost already guaranteed to be the best first person shooter on the Wii.
I think we should all give a hand to High Voltage Software. All the developers were afraid to make a Wii shooter because it won't sell well. At lest High Voltage Software is trying. They are even going to make The Grinder, and Gladiator A.D for the Wii. I hope that developers will look at The Conduit and come out of the shadows and even make a better first person shooter on the Wii.
I'm still a little hesitant on buying this. I own a Wii, a PS3, and a PSP. I have a lot of first person shooters on the PS3 that I enjoy a lot and I have shooters on the PSP I play. The Conduit just doesn't look as good as any PS3 shooter or PSP shooter I own. The Conduits Campaign is supposed to be about six hours. I'm not complaining about that because most first person shooter Campaigns are about that. Once I beat the Campaign I need more than a Campaign. Does it have any extra things that would make you come back to play more? Or will you just play the campaign and not touch it again?
Most of you are excited about The Conduit because of the online. When I watched The Conduit online trailers I have to admit it did look pretty fun. I have so many online shooters on other consoles. What would make The Conduits online any better then other shooters.
Still I want to buy The Conduit because it other developers see that it's selling well they will also make better shooters on the Wii then The Conduit. The graphics look good. The game looks like a lot of fun. The Conduit isn't just a video game for the Wii that you are all hyped up for. It's the turning point of whether developers make more shooters or leave the Wii alone like they usually do.