Keep in mind that scores are unique to their game. It basically means how well done is the game, and it does not necessary mean is a little worse than The Conduit.
But it is very clear that the review reads just like any other preview out there, and honestly, I really dont think it could review the online since the game its not even gold yet! The online, and the whole multiplayer, should be reviewed on the finnished product outside of a controlled environment like those sega events. HVS should not have let the magazine have the review so early.
Nintendo Power's scores aren't meant as a definitive ranking system, but as a general guide to their level of recomendation. As such, it takes the context of the system and similar games into account. When The Conduit came out, it was just about the only real shooter on the Wii, and scored well because of it. Likewise, Steel Driver is able to have a better score than Conduit 2 not because it's a superior game, but because it's highly recommended in its context (i.e., the game starved 3DS). With more shooters out on the Wii now (Red Steel 2, Black Ops, Goldeneye), the context has changed, and so has their level of recommendation.
Also keep in mind that the multiplayer, probably the reason to buy Conduit 2 in the eyes of many, is not taken into account by this review. And since it is abundantly clear that this game is superior to the first one, I don't think we have too much to worry about.
Totally right. I knew something was up, so CoD even 'existing' on the Wii is effecting Conduit 2's score. i now hate Nintendo Power's reviews as much as i hate GameInformers reviews.
Multiplayer is NOT taken into account. This is too many people too quickly stating this, so it has to be true.
Side Note: When HVS was developing The Conduit, they were building the campaign, and then started the multiplayer later in development. Conduit 2? The opposite but slightly different. Multiplayer development became the focus, and then Single Player was being built right along side it.
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I don't think I've seen a single element from the first one that hasn't improved in the second. Granted, I haven't seen the whole game yet, but it looks as though the second game is far better, and based on all of the hands-on articles up to this point (besides the review, of course), that's a pretty reasonable assumption. And then someone like this gives Conduit 2 a lower score than The Conduit? I'm not understanding this...
Oh yeah, and how can you review a game without even mentioning the biggest aspect of it? Multiplayer is going to be a bigger draw than single player, that's for sure. I bet most people who buy this game won't even bother to finish the campaign.Seems a little weird to ignore entirely. I'm not trying to be a fanboy and completely discredit the review or something (okay, maybe a little bit), but really...
So they basically gave Conduit 2's singleplayer a 7.5, which is not bad especially since i considered the first game's singleplayer to be about a 6. I mean fixing the glitching and hacking alone would have made the first conduit a much more solid game, so as long as they did that then i don't see how this game can be worse, especially when all the videos we've seen say otherwise.