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Quick Look: The Conduit

Jeff and Ryan take a look at High Voltage Software's ambitious Wii FPS.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Jun. 25 2009

Cast: Jeff, Ryan

Posted by: Drew

In This Episode:

The Conduit

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Required is a nunchuk

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Cool another lame Wii game :D

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Edited By Donkeysraliens

....something tells me you may need a nunchuk

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You died because you were standing in front of a gas canister. It exploded. =P

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Edited By Chris2KLee

NOOOOO!!!!!! ICE TEA IS GOOD!!!!!!

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Edited By liam151

another shit wii game

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This doesn't look so good =/

Kinda like black with aliens.

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Edited By Zelnox

No strafing?

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Edited By Enns

Looks awful.
Metroid controls looked a little tighter than these. I wonder if they're similiar?

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Edited By risingsunset7890

My view of this game went from mehhhh, to ehhhh, to ewwww

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Edited By InFamous91

damn everyone really insulting this title....still buying this

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I'd play it

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I would have played this but then I bought a 360 so no thank you.

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so this game has Hercules AND Mr. Feeney?  eh.

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Edited By vibratingdonkey

Those grenades BLOW my mind with their EXPLOSIVE unpredictability.

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It looks really bad. :(

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Edited By JP_Russell

The video's corrupted or something.  It streams all the way, but it ends at 20:47 nonetheless.  Trying to skip to any point after that also always ends it.

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Bad shooting and terrible AI and animations... another million seller for the Wii

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Edited By TheDoca2

Hey guys do you know ice t sounds like ice tea!?!?!?!?!, surprised a joke wasn't made about it, too easy? I expect about 50 here in the comments section however.

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I thought it looked like there's fun to be had once you get the shooting down, but man, that entire level was made of a lobby, a corridor, and a train cart on loop.

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nah mine is at meh

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ALL Units!!!!

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imho, this don't look too bad

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This game does not impress me.  I thought it could be pretty cool but it does not make me want to get a Wii.

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At least it is a step in the right direction. I think I will stick to shooting dudes on the 360 though.

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This looks like a very bad game.

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The actor who did the Voice Over for the main character did not have to change his voice at all. Thats his real voice. Its the same guy who played the lawyer Romo Lampkin in BSG and he also played Badger in Firefly. 

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This just looks horrible. The aiming, the ai, the sound..just ugh.

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Was interested in it after seeing the IGN review, but I've kinda' moved away from that after seeing this.

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It's you.  You're the rocket man.

Looks like an fps on the wii to me - if that's what you wanted, go nuts.

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hell yea Mr. Ford is my name

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this looks bad.

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Looks a little too generic tbh...nothing particular drawing about it.

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@nofx4208:

You're right.

On top of that, Jeff just makes me mad. I worry for their intelligence!
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the AI rly sucks ass man and I from what I saw so does the aiming

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Edited By TheLawnWrangler

also, this kind of reminds me of Area 51 for the Xbox and Ps2 (which I was a big fan of so... yeah i'll prolly pick this up...even though i don't own a wii yet....maybe i should get one...)

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I hate wii shooters because the gun moves independently of your view, which is the only way it will work but it still will never work very well.

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You guys sure like to take jabs at the Wii.  :V

I was kinda getting annoyed with the complaints you guys had about the controls, a lot of it was stuff about you taking the cursor off the screen (which at least you corrected) but I can't tell if the precision aiming is the game's fault, or yours.  I'll have to play it and see, but it sort of looks like jitteriness that happens when you're too close to the sensor bar, which I've had happen in other games and it looks identical.

I'm glad you put up this quick look though, the game looks sloppy and the AI is a mess.  I was expecting something good out of this.  Until I get my hands on it I can't really say much more about the controls, but the graphics certainly look bad, really dirty and sloppy.  I gotta compare it to Metroid Prime Corruption, which personally I feel looks way better, from textures, to the effects and even the lighting with was touted so much about, and it certainly plays better.  Sega, I am disappoint.

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Ford throws grenades like a girl.

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Disappointing...I was really looking forward to this. I'll wait for the price to drop.

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There's a reason why I think FPS's shouldn't exist on the Wii. This game explains it better than I ever could.

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I enjoyed how Ryan peggle shot all his grenades.

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bought the game yesterday, its a sick game, dont see why they were having so much trouble with the controls after 5 mins you really get used to them.

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Edited By Chris

I think it's slightly disappointing that you guys were so dismissive of the game so quickly.

I can understand that the controls should WORK when you start the game, but simultaneously the game offers you alot of options for customization FOR A REASON.

Is it right to have to fiddle with settings before you start playing a game? Maybe, maybe not. But in the interests of giving the game a fair shake I feel like you could've been more patient.

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@Death_Burnout said:
"@nofx4208: You're right.On top of that, Jeff just makes me mad. I worry for their intelligence!"

I for some reason felt the same way watching this, especially since I'd seen a few very positive reviews for this game.  Especially since the main thing that people have been lauding is the control scheme and this quick look spent more than half the time tearing apart the controls.  *shrugs*
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looks like halo,a bad halo

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@Chris: They were plenty patient, as seen in their continued playing. They just weren't enjoying it.

After changing the controls, it will most likely be playable enough, but it won't change the astonishingly generic presentation. The game's first moments are to draw the player in, and it simply does not.
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Never.

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Maybe the human characters were oblivious because they were brainwashed humans and were hesitating to kill their coworker...

ok, probably not.  It looks interesting, but not that interesting.

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Looks like GoldenEye. And not in a good way.