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Posted by zitosilva

I was thought that all the problems with FPSs on the Wii were solved by Metroid Prime 3 (which, okay, wasn't a FPS, but the system could function in the genre). I don't get why others simply didn't copy them.

Edited by GrandMilato

@GrandMilato
said:

 So, erm, let me get this straight
The first thing you did was max out the dead zone

and you're wondering why the controls were terrible?
I like Wii controls for FPSes. Not love, like. There aren't many good FPS games on the system (period, can not be argued, and you know what, Conduit 2 isn't even that great a game) and the control scheme has caveats (I'm not going to act like it's the end all, because it's not, not quite), but it works fairly well for shooters, as long as you're not completely braindead (I wanted to use some stronger words, but I'd rather not get banned from my first post) when you're customizing the controls.

But you were, Ryan. Oh, you definitely were. You maxed the deadzone. Do you know what a deadzone is? It's that thing that determines how far you have to point for the camera to start turning. It's kind of important (durrrr), and you fucked it up right from the get-go lol. What bothers me is the drove of fools acting as though this video is representative of every potential experience someone could have with an FPS controlled with a motion sensitive controller. 

Yeah, that's right, I quoted my own post, even edited it a little. Why? Because hey, if the rest of you are allowed to be doofuses, well then dammit I am too

 @Grumbel said:

It would be interesting to see how the situation would change with a second analog stick where you could have regualr FPS dual analog controls and still have the Wiimotes ability to shot at any point on the screen, to bad that Nintendo didn't include that.

Whoa, that actually sounds pretty brilliant
Posted by beej
@PenguinDust said:
" This is the first time I've ever gotten nauseous while watching a Quick Look.   "
Same here
Posted by Eljay

Hoffman Estates is a suburb of Chicago and also about ten minutes from where I grew up. Patrick apparently thinks he comes off as a cooler dude claiming to have grown up in the boonies instead of the burbs.

Posted by Shtinky

Dual analog sticks are still the way to go for console FPS (at the moment). If you go online with Conduit 2 the best players are all using the classic controller, same with Goldeneye and Black Ops Wii. The motion controller > dual analog sticks for FPS debate has been squashed; analogs have won. That said, Nintendo are putting a touch screen on their next controller, which may prove to be better than using analogs for FPS.

Posted by ArchScabby

ick

Posted by core1065

  

  This sums up the ending to this Quicklook.
Posted by PipeAndSlippers

patrick, i've seen you've growen a moustache

Posted by Hyperfludd
@RenegadeSaint said:
The game certainly doesn't look great, but this Quick Look was super negative from the get-go. They never gave it a chance.
Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

Lol, oh the Wii.

Posted by NickL
@GrandMilato said:

@GrandMilato
said:

 So, erm, let me get this straight
The first thing you did was max out the dead zone

and you're wondering why the controls were terrible?
I like Wii controls for FPSes. Not love, like. There aren't many good FPS games on the system (period, can not be argued, and you know what, Conduit 2 isn't even that great a game) and the control scheme has caveats (I'm not going to act like it's the end all, because it's not, not quite), but it works fairly well for shooters, as long as you're not completely braindead (I wanted to use some stronger words, but I'd rather not get banned from my first post) when you're customizing the controls.

But you were, Ryan. Oh, you definitely were. You maxed the deadzone. Do you know what a deadzone is? It's that thing that determines how far you have to point for the camera to start turning. It's kind of important (durrrr), and you fucked it up right from the get-go lol. What bothers me is the drove of fools acting as though this video is representative of every potential experience someone could have with an FPS controlled with a motion sensitive controller. 

Yeah, that's right, I quoted my own post, even edited it a little. Why? Because hey, if the rest of you are allowed to be doofuses, well then dammit I am too
I'm sure ryan knows what a deadzone is, he made it as big as possible to try to fix the little tiny movement that happened WITHIN the deadzone.  He wanted to be able to point without the screen moving and go off the screen to make himself turn...
Edited by Krystal_Sackful

This actually looks like a lot of fun. Also all of Patrick's criticisms are super petty.

Posted by WickedCobra03

I would totally pick it up for like $10... maybe $20 bucks, but nothing more.  These crappy romps are kind of fun every once and again.  And GoldenEye 007 on the Wii is great which is a bad thing in itself because it gives me hope. :(

Posted by Lurkero
@Benny said:
They complained about headshots being random and not having a way to zoom in, yet the FIRST tutorial was "Push down on the D-Pad to aim down sights"

:|
What? You expect them to actually pay attention to that stuff so that the game can be accurately represented? That's not how these quick looks ever work.
Posted by Nottle
@Lurkero said:
@Benny said:
They complained about headshots being random and not having a way to zoom in, yet the FIRST tutorial was "Push down on the D-Pad to aim down sights"

:|
What? You expect them to actually pay attention to that stuff so that the game can be accurately represented? That's not how these quick looks ever work.
I remember Jeff did the same thing on the Demon Souls quick look. I know that is a hard game and all, but because it is so different thats more the reason to be paying attention during the tutorial. Something vital like aiming down the sights could be missed.
Posted by sushisteve
@drag said:
Still bemused as to why Wii (and Move, I suppose) FPSs have this rubbery arm failing thing going on. Why not just a reticle locked in the centre of the screen like every other game and move it around as you would with the mouse on the PC, just with the pointer. Some technical issue or what?
Just goes to show that Jurassic Park: Tresspasser was released on the wrong platform!

Blurriest quick look ever, is "bad depth of field effects" the new "N64 fog" to compensate for limited rendering power?
Posted by GooseMunch

complain about cursor moving the camera, then come across the option to completely disable it, and not even try it? why?

Posted by ArbitraryWater

The ending to the quick look was almost poetic, in a way.

Edited by Fjordson

I don't know what's worse, Kelpek featured in videos, or shooters on the Wii. An epic battle of all things bad.

Posted by Potter9156

Goddamn that FOV. What is it at, like 30?

Posted by Gunharp
@Fattony12000 said:
The MP5KA4 is a real gun, as is the SPAS 12 (aka the Franchi SPAS-12). The K is for Kurz ('short', as in it has no stock) and the A4 denotes that it has a 3 round burst function.

Still...

Terrible game, utterly utterly terrible.
I was laughing at that bit of the QL, just talking shiiiiit and not even knowing it. But if they did know about firearms they might spend time complaining about how COD worthlessly models weapons despite the budget for the game. No one wants to listen that on this site I guess.

Like others I have watched the ending to the Conduit 2, it is seriously amazing. 
Posted by 234r2we232
@GooseMunch said:
complain about cursor moving the camera, then come across the option to completely disable it, and not even try it? why?
GiantCynicism.com. It's a website. About men complaining about video games.
Posted by Jonnyflash80

Quick looks that end with a hard lockup are my favorite.


But seriously, I found it so hard to watch this with all the depth of field, bloom effects, and overall jitteryness of the camera (especially when meleeing).  This is not a good game.
Posted by Trilogy

What a vomit inducing pile of crap. I'm sure this game is a lot better played on the pro classic controller but it gives me a headache just watching it. Love the quick look though, hard lock ups are always great for a laugh. 

Posted by 01wilsonj

When a games freezes its a gift from the developer!

Posted by Twiggy199

20:11 'When Pokemon attack'

Posted by JustinAquarius

Remember when this series was supposed to be Nintendo's BIG SUCCESSFUL FPS series?

Posted by DeF
@JustinAquarius said:
Remember when this series was supposed to be Nintendo's BIG SUCCESSFUL FPS series?
actually no, cause it was never supposed to be "Nintendo's big successful FPS series". The original was a (not very good) labor of love from the High Voltage guys who wanted to see a traditional FPS on the Wii that also pushed the tech. Nintendo embraced their efforts and gave them a push at their media briefings. Nobody ever claimed this would be either "big" or hugely "successful".

You can say their heart is in the right place but they're trying too hard in some cases (throwing in all those visual effects) and in others not enough (art direction, basic concept of setting/narrative).

I've only played and finished Conduit 1 and, as I said, it wasn't very good but also not as bad as it looks here. Once you get a hang of the controls and/or change button layouts and then get used to the Wiimote aiming it's totally playable - and in Conduit 2's case you can even simply use a Classic Controller Pro and not worry about motion crap at all.

Still, I applaud them for trying but apparently it didn't result in a great game. The Metroid Prime games, the GoldenEye remake and maybe even the CoD ports are ultimately the better games of that genre on the Wii (probably a matter of budget+experience)
Posted by superchoi

turn while cursor off screen... off

Posted by Chuck_

Control options! YAY!!!

Posted by gogobomb

the conduit definitely isnt a great game, but i still don't think it's as bad as some people say it is, the first one is mediocre but not bad. and this one looks, well still mediocre but better than the first one, even so i kinda liked the first conduit despite its mediocrity, so ill probably still pick the conduit 2 up used when it's at a low price or something. 

Posted by Sunjammer

I dunno why people insist on using these shitty games to convince people that FPS doesn't work with motion controls. Metroid Prime 3 was fucking stellar. What you can't do is just shoehorn motion controls into whatever and expect it to work.

Posted by TheWyotee93

When I first heard about the big reveal at the end of the first game I pictured something more along these lines.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Leviathon.

Even back in 2011... Oh Patrick!

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