May 19th, 2008, 20:21 Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude developer High Voltage Software has released the first footage of Conduit, its upcoming Wii game that it hopes will 'look like a 360 title.
Speaking last April, High Voltage CEO Kerry Ganofsky said: "Most of the games on the Wii look like crap. We want to change that, so we've invested heavily in our Wii tech over the past year.
"Of course [Wii owners] care about gameplay," he continued, "but we believe if given the choice, they would want great graphics as well. It's just a cop out. With Conduit, we are trying to make a Wii game that looks like a 360 title."
High Voltage claimed that the game would contain real-time shadows, projected lights and interactive water. Based on the trailer posted on IGN, we can confirm that at least of those claims were true - the water does look nice for a Wii game.
Unfortunately, we couldn't really make out any evidence of any of the other stuff. Whilst it does look technically better than a lot of games on Wii, its colour palette makes extensive use of the same metallic gray that we've seen in the research labs and underground corridors of a dozen other generic first person shooters. It all seems a bit too familiar.
Still, graphics aren't everything, right? There still might be a decent first person shooter underneath it all, a genre severely lacking a crowning title on Wii. Maybe High Voltage can still pull this out of the bag yet.
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