Wii: The Conduit review

The Conduit is unquestionably one of the most anticipated Wii games to date. Now that it has finally hit the store, many are probably holding their breath to find out if it was worth the wait. For our part, we say it was worth every single second of it. Just a few moments after you insert the disc into the Wii, right when you see the developers logo illuminated by the All Seeing Eye (an in-game tool), you can tell that something special is going to follow.

The Conduit is, by all means, a revolutionary Wii shooter. It pushes the limits of the console in the visual department and leaves every other game, including Nintendo´s own titles (maybe with the exception of Super Smash Bros. Brawl) far behind. The game looks simply fantastic - there are loads of advanced lightning effects going on and the evnironments have thick atmosphere to them.

The game is definitely going to bring back memories in PC gamers, as it is strongly reminiscent of the PC hit title Half-Life (and it´s sequel Half-Life 2). The good part is, it´s not just a look-a-like but it also possesses the same high quality of production and overall feel. This practically is Half-Life on the Wii.

The single player portion of the game is fun and the story is nice, if not completely original. Yes, we´ve heard and seen similar plots a million times before, yet the game drew us in so, obviously, it still works. There is about 8 hours of content in the story and we guess you will be back for another run-through once or twice.

Multiplayer action is where the Conduit really shines and it´s the Wii´s second best online offering, right after Mario Kart Wii. Up to 12 players can compete in various game modes from the more traditional deathmatch and capture the flag modes to some more unusual like the bounty hunter mode. If you have the Wii Speak accessory, you can use it to vocalize your frustration in chat with friends, however, it´s far from essential.

Overall The Conduit is a must-have title for the Wii. Don´t miss it.