The Conduit HD
Still a bit of a Drudge
by Paul Devlin 25/3/2013
Product: The Conduit HD
Developer: High Voltage
Publisher: High Voltage
Genre: Action, Shooter
Given that it was originally pitched as a "shooter built from the ground up for the Nintendo Wii”, The Conduit on Nexus 7 feels like an emulation gone slightly mad.
While the 2009 original fell short of its lofty ambitions of being Nintendo's console's answer to Halo thanks to a generic campaign, bland enemies with the blandest possible name (the Drudge), and a preponderance of grey corridor shoot-outs, developer High Voltage Software at least managed to make shooting with a glorified telly remote feel satisfyingly intuitive.
Now, with the motion controls replaced by touchscreen jabbing, and the praised multiplayer now MIA, can a few buffed up textures and Tegra exclusivity really yank the franchise back from the forgotten FPS graveyard?
The Tegra HD sheen adds some graphical polish to this Wii-port that’s fun to blast through, especially with a controller, but still a lacklustre Halo-wannabe at heart
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