I'm kinda reminded of System Shock. The first one was great but it didn't sell all that well. But SS2 was so much better, even though the original did a few things to differentiate it from the other FPS of the time.
I know TCon sold well enough, but the *perception* is that it sold poorly for a FPS.
Actually, Killzone is a really good example - the original scored nearly exactly the same as The Conduit. Heck if you average the 3 scores shown here on GameFAQs, they both end up with the same score. O_o --- Wii Code: 8374-5612-2233-9267