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Conduit 2 – Review Round-Up

Conduit 2 – Review Round-Up

by Bradley DeLorenzoApril 26, 2011

Impulsegamer – 87
In the end, I enjoyed Conduit 2 but my only drawback was the game was over before I knew it. Even so, this is the best the Nintendo Wii has to offer in quite some time and if you’re needing your first person shooter fix than this is the game to get. It may not break the mold in terms of originality but when it comes to controls and gameplay, Conduit 2 is very sturdy.

Official Nintendo Magazine UK – 84
Conduit 2 is a huge improvement over the original game. It’s still not without its problems, such as its awkward controls and the B-movie production values but it’s still well worth a look if you’re a fan of first-person shooters.

SpazioGames – 80
Conduit 2 is the good sequel to High Voltage’s The Conduit. It features good graphics and good multiplayer, but a too-short single player campaign.

Worth Playing – 80
Conduit 2 isn’t a revolutionary shooter by any means. The plot is cookie-cutter, the graphics and sound design are good but not exactly eye- or ear-popping, and the campaign doesn’t present a plethora of new features. The experience is still enjoyable, especially the multiplayer portion and its robust gameplay options. The game still shows a willingness to experiment with a few new guns and modes, and those who love finding bonus material will find a bevy of them here. It’s a familiar but solid shooter that Wii owners will appreciate with open arms.

GameTrailers – 79
Conduit 2’s cheeky dialogue and creative weapons are amusing, and there are enough multiplayer options to keep you busy, although not likely for the whole of spring. Conduit 2 isn’t top of its class, but it’s a fun B-movie experience nonetheless. – 75
Conduit 2 is an honest, rewarding shooter, which lacks the depth of some other rival brands, but still succeeds in delivering genuine bullet-packed action.

IGN – 75
It’s not telling the most original story, the action doesn’t feature much diversity, and you’re not going to care about the characters. But if you want action, and you want a strong multiplayer title to fire up and explore, you’ve got a winner here.

Nintendo Power – 75
Conduit 2 certainly has some issues, but it’s heartening to see that High Voltage Software took people’s criticisms of the first title into account when developing this follow-up. [Apr 2011, p.76] – 72
Conduit 2 is anything but a bad game, but its single player campaign is way too short and dull, with a clear lack of personality in terms of graphic style and level design. There are lots of funny multiplayer modes, however.

GameSpot – 70
Conduit 2 overcomes its problems by offering a long and varied single-player campaign with a good sense of humor.

Games Radar (in-house) – 60
Sadly, aside from a sharp online Wii experience, Conduit 2 rarely impresses, relying too much on generic drudgery and sad attempts to capture the magic of more popular titles; worse yet, the storyline and characters seem aimless and forgettable.

Cheat Code Central – 60
There’s not enough difference between the first and second Conduits to say they’ve made a true evolutionary breakthrough. Although Conduit 2 has more to offer in terms of environmental variety, it retains much of the original game’s narrative unoriginality and awkwardness of presentation.

Game Informer – 60
If you’re an FPS-loving Wii owner that doesn’t care about single-player, or someone who adored the original Conduit, you may be able to squeeze some entertainment out of this game. Everyone else should pass.

Nintendo Life – 50
The Conduit got a free pass for being relatively ambitious for Wii shooters, but those days are over: Conduit 2 is a mess of undercooked ideas and impotent execution. It’s not that it’s a drastically worse game than its predecessor, but the design has been so far surpassed multiple times in the past two years that there is very little reason to return to this underwhelming well.

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Bradley DeLorenzo
  • April 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Wow the delays was worth all this? Doesnt seem like a good experience considering the other games out there.

  • April 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I just received a review copy this week. Look for my review in the coming weeks. The guy who voiced Duke Nukem is voicing Michael Ford in this one. So far, I’m on the fence about the change in voice actors.

  • April 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I’m still debating whether or not I want this game.

  • Toniteblue
    May 4, 2011 at 5:40 am

    This comment does not review the Conduit, nor does it give it constructive criticism. Instead, it expresses my feelings toward both Conduit 1 and 2. I like both Conduit games, I really wish I could love them, but I can’t because of the improvements they could have done. I understand that the budget constraints and having during the first Conduit made it difficult to address some problems. The second game had the experience from the first, but High Voltage did not improve much from the first game. To enjoy both games I would recommend playing 1 then 2 back to back, which would give you a longer feeling of satisfaction. It would actually make sense for both games to be combined as one, then enjoying Conduit 2 online multiplayer.

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