Do you know that FPS games are horrible on the Wii? Do you know that the Wii is for kids, and Nintendo fanboys stuck in the 80s and 90s? Do you know that when it comes to FPS games on home consoles, graphics matter more than actual game-play?
Well, if you do not know these things, you should go read more sites like IGN,
While there are many video game "journalists" that seem to think the words "Wii FPS" do not belong together(and to some those words might not even exist), as evidenced by their written opinions in reviews and articles, I think they are 100% wrong. I digress!
GoldenEye 007 was released on November 2, 2010 and Conduit 2 was released on April 19, 2011. Conduit 2 received an overall lower "professional" review score average, so does it appear from reported game-play data that Conduit 2 is not as enjoyable as GoldenEye 007, proving that the "professionals'" opinions were right? Let's take a look!
Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
GoldenEye 007 now has 80,201 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel.
Conduit 2 now has 6,003 Wii owners that have reported game-play hours.
Number of Players Reporting Data Increased Since Last Reports
GoldenEye 007 has seen an increase of about 31,084 more Wii owners reporting data, than it had on March 21, 2011.
Conduit 2 has seen an increase of about 3,650 more Wii owners reporting data, since its data debut on May 30, 2011.
Average & Total Game-Play Hours
GoldenEye 007 now has 2,163,420 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 1,107,206 Total Hours since March.
The games's average play-time is now 26 Hours 59 Minutes "Per person" reporting data, which is 5 Hours 28 Minutes more than the average that was reported from March 12, 2011.
GoldenEye 007's average play-time per day/session reported is now 2 Hours 3 Minutes.
Conduit 2 now has 178,670 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 128,444 Total Hours since May of this year.
The game's average play-time is now 29 Hours 46 Minutes "Per person" reporting data, which is 8 Hours 25 Minutes more than the average that was reported on May 30, 2011.
Conduit 2's average play-time per day/session reported is now 2 Hours 18 Minutes.
GoldenEye 007's Amazon.com sale rank is #422, and it is currently selling for $23.65 fulfilled by Amazon.
GoldenEye 007's Classic Controller Pro bundle's sale rank is #2,387, and it is currently selling for $52.00 from a third party vendor.
Conduit 2's Amazon.com sale rank is #9,109, and it is currently selling for $43.70.
(Sales ranks and prices recorded around 10:45PM on September 30, 2011.)
Review Score Averages
GoldenEye 007's "professional" review score average is 83.77%, based on 62 reviews on GameRankings.com. The game has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com between both versions, based on 174 customer reviews. The game's customer review score average is 78.39% when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
Conduit 2's "professional" review score average is 66.32%, based on 38 reviews on GameRankings.com. It has a 3 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 38 customer reviews. The game has a customer review score average of 57.36%, when all the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale. The game's customer review score average increases to 79.16%, when removing all but one of the 1 star reviews, based on the fact most of the 1 star reviews only appeared after the Conduit 2 review fiasco and provided little or no details on the game.
(Review score averages recorded around 10:45PM on September 30, 2011.)
Just from looking at Conduit 2's Amazon.com sales rank, it would appear that the game is not selling very well; but does that prove the "professional" reviews were correct overall about which game is better?
While Conduit 2 will probably never catch GoldenEye 007 in overall sales or in "Total Hours" reported, the one area that I think shows Conduit 2 owners are really enjoying the game is the hours reported "Per person" category.
If Conduit 2 was such a mess of a game, wouldn't it be reasonable to expect the average hours reported "Per person" to be lower than those of GoldenEye 007? I think this is even more true when Conduit 2's single-player campaign is reported to be a lot shorter than GoldenEye 007's single-player campaign; but Conduit 2 has a higher average "Per person" than GoldenEye 007 does.
So, how/why do I think Conduit 2 has a higher average "Per person" than GoldenEye 007? Well, I think it is simply because Conduit 2 owners are playing the online multi-player a lot, which I think shows Wii FPS fans buy FPS games to play online multi-player, like the majority of FPS fans.
If you have not seen any footage of Conduit 2 or GoldenEye 007, below are videos for both games:
I have only played GoldenEye 007, so I can't comment on both, but I think the one area GoldenEye 007 could be improved upon is its online leveling up system. I think it takes way too much time to level in the game, and that players may eventually grow tired of trying/hoping to reach the next level.
I know Conduit 2 does have a patch system in place, and I would only guess from the average hours "Per person" reported for the game that the online multi-player is running smoothly.
Have any of you played both GoldenEye 007 and Conduit 2, and if so, which one do you think has the better online multi-player?
If you have played GoldenEye 007's online multi-player, do you agree with me that the online leveling up system takes too much time?
If any of you are interested in Conduit 2 or GoldenEye 007, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com linked below: