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New co-op zombie FPS, The Grinder, influenced by Valve

The Conduit developer, High Voltage, is working on a new co-op zombie first-person shooter for Wii, heavily influenced by Valve's fantastic Left 4 Dead.... read more

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Conduit dev tries Left 4 Dead on Wii

Postby spam23 » 27 May 2009, 11:35

Good luck getting those 40 year old mums shooting monsters.
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Postby ste hicky » 27 May 2009, 11:43

interesting.

left 4 dead is cool,so a similar experience on the wii would be welcome.
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Postby Sinthetic » 27 May 2009, 11:43

i just read the 4 page interview on ign. this is looking s**t hot. reaaly really slick. japanese assassin? werewolves? vampires? zombies? i'm down.
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Postby ste hicky » 27 May 2009, 11:47

^^

just been to ign myself,it looks f*cking incredible. a clear step up from the conduit's visuals.

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Postby kimoak » 27 May 2009, 11:55

Oh my!

I really can't wait for E3 this year.

This looks fantastic! I really didn't see this coming.
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Postby gothchild » 27 May 2009, 12:15

I'm more cautious than optimistic, considering High Voltage isn't exactly one of the best devs around.
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Postby WHERESMYMONKEY » 27 May 2009, 12:53

this is great news. Be interesting to see if they can pull it off. Think the damn friend codes will hamper this though.
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Postby JuiKuen » 27 May 2009, 13:18

Wow! This actually does look really good! I hope they can keep that visual strength in by the time the game comes out (after adding everything else to it).

I still ain't sold on The Conduit but this looks very very good!
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Postby altitude2k » 27 May 2009, 13:36

Is there anything this game isn't influenced by...
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Postby Eclipse Dj » 27 May 2009, 14:12

WHERESMYMONKEY wrote:this is great news. Be interesting to see if they can pull it off. Think the damn friend codes will hamper this though.


True, I honestly think that if a game is a 15 or 18 rated game then companies should be allowed to by-pass the whole friend code issue. It is the parents responsibility to monitor what games they play and who they talk to online. 15+ games should not have all these restrictions.

I'm glad to see this game will also make use of the WiiSpeak for voice chat. That's at least 3 games now! It's things like voice chat, online co-op that distance the Wii from PS3/360 - we all know the Wii can't do HD or compete graphically but features like this bridge the gap and distance it from being a 'Gamecube 1.5'! I hope others continue this trend and bring some credibility back to the Wii!
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Postby DrLucienSanchez » 27 May 2009, 14:35

Although the Wii has a special place in my heart (albeit a small one), I think this would have to be something truly exceptional to tear people away from their Xbox and PS3 online services (which it will have to really as the largest sector of Wii users aren't usually known for this sort of gaming).

The Wii is never going to win "Prettiest game" award, so it will have to rely on super tight game play, and even then the lion share of gamers nowadays sadly judge things by graphical prowess on first glance.

And to be honest, looking at a popular game and screaming "ME TOO!!!!" is hardly an auspicious start. If it was then every copycat game in existence would be half decent, and we all know that is not the case. Nearly every company can talk a good game, that's what PR is for, but how many times have we been promised "The next (insert popular game title here)?".

And saying there is nothing like it on the Wii is meaningless, as there is nothing like it anywhere on any system. However I expect this to be the first in a long line of imitators, poor or otherwize.

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Postby Willforbes » 27 May 2009, 16:53

ooohh dont do that, the horrific violence may offend the 80+ year old wii user base
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Postby Willforbes » 27 May 2009, 16:53

ooohh dont do that, the horrific violence may offend the 80+ year old wii user base
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Postby Bryanee1983 » 27 May 2009, 17:47

I'm droooooooling at the thought of Grinder. It looks fantastic at this stage and to think of the improvements they will make until its release in holiday 2010.

Co-op should be fun online. Big L4D fanboy so to have something similar on the Wii is great.
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Postby snowdog » 28 May 2009, 19:59

gothchild wrote:I'm more cautious than optimistic, considering High Voltage isn't exactly one of the best devs around.


What makes you say that..?!? :shock:

All of the hands-on reports I've read on The Conduit have been glowing. Any developer that can have an FPS game with fully customisable controls and HUD, bump and normal mapping, real-time reflection and refraction as well as focus blur all at 30fps on the Wii doesn't sound too bad to me.

Add to that online multiplayer with a variety of game types along with the recent announcement that The Grinder will have the same graphical effects mentioned in the previous paragraph along with 65+ enemies on screen at the same time and 4 player online co-op and I'd say that they're looking like one of, if not the best, third party developer around.
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