RUMOR: The Conduit 2 coming.

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#1 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

  I absolutely made sure to make time to visit with our friends at High Voltage Software at this year's GDC.
[...] what caught my eye was that in the demo room there was a poster on the back wall.  And on the poster, in a Conduit-esque font, was a giant 2.  No date, no title, just the 2.

So my first instinct was to ask the designer giving the demo, "is that your subtle way of teasing the next Conduit game?"  To which he laughed and said, "There's more to come on that!"  I asked to take a picture, but was told politely that I could not.  No one was willing to confirm that this was indeed a tease for The Conduit 2 when asked, but the sly grins said a mouthful.

Source.
 
I don't really see it since The Conduit didn't sell well.. at all. But with HVS going completely crazy and thinking that redesigning their games for Teen ratings will solve all their problems, who knows whats going on with these people.
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#2 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

The only way anyone's going to be interested is if the game's completely overhauled, similar to the progression from Red Steel to its "sequel". The Conduit sold way more than it deserved, and in interviews HVS said they and SEGA were pleased with the reception. For a (shitty) new IP, it did ok. The Conduit was Teen.

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#3 Posted by demontium (5084 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" The only way anyone's going to be interested is if the game's completely overhauled, similar to the progression from Red Steel to its "sequel". The Conduit sold way more than it deserved, and in interviews HVS said they and SEGA were pleased with the reception. "
I am sure they will take a lesson from Ubisoft (RS2), but yeah, won't be interested until I see it.
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#4 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

*smug comment about wii games from 'real' gamer* 
Conduit 2 port coming to PS3 
*rationalizations*

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#5 Edited by raphaa00 (146 posts) -

The Sega Threesome, MadWorld, HOTD: Overkill and The Conduit were promised to come to Japan only if they sold decent in the US. Last year came Overkill, last month, MadWorld (in a pretty decent launch handled by Spike, not by Sega), but still we never saw the light of day for Conduit.
 
It will be frustrating not to play this game's first installment.

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#6 Posted by damnboyadvance (4183 posts) -

Yeah, with the way the story ended, it has to have a sequel. It also needs a complete overhaul. It had a good engine and everything, and was definitely impressive. But the story was flat, and the multiplayer wasn't all that good.

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#7 Posted by RoujinX (428 posts) -

High expectations, low results. 
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#8 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

More like almost impossible expectations, mediocre results, then another sequel.

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#9 Posted by Milkman (18914 posts) -

All I can say is "why?"

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#10 Posted by Willy105 (4915 posts) -

I doubt it. Considering what happened to The Grinder, if they can't keep their next game afloat, how can they make a third one after that?

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#11 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I actually kinda liked The Conduit (at the very least, it had some jammin' tunes), and the story is pretty much asking to be continued. If they made a sequel and improved on the original significantly - Make it more cinematic like Call of Duty. I know some people might not like it but I'd love a sci-fi game in a very cinematic matter such as CoD4 - I'd be down with it.

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#12 Posted by emkeighcameron (1895 posts) -

I actually just sold my copy of The Conduit so that I could get Metro 2033. 
 
I have no regrets. It was a terrible game. I have very low hopes for the sequel.

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#13 Posted by Godwind (2925 posts) -

Worst $50 I ever spent.
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#14 Posted by Willy105 (4915 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
" More like almost impossible expectations, mediocre results, then another sequel. "
It's Killzone all over again.
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#15 Posted by jakob187 (22934 posts) -

Is this the part where I say that so many people were using The Conduit as some flagship thing for the Wii to appeal to "core" gamers...and that now, many of those same people are bitching about The Conduit 2? 
 
Also...you are talking about the same developer THAT MADE A LEISURE SUIT LARRY GAME! 
 
..........FFS, folks...when do I get to say "CALLED IT!"?

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#16 Posted by Kr3lian (324 posts) -

The Conduit is the prettiest boring game on Wii.

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#17 Posted by Mushir (2631 posts) -

Ofcourse it's coming. They said they were working on it when the first game was coming out.

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