The controls and level of customisation in general were superb, and on a purely technical level the graphics were some of the best on the Wii, showing off plenty of effects like normal mapping not usually seen on the platform.
Unfortunately, it was held back from overall greatness by bland art and level design, and the glitch/hacker-infested online.
It wasn't a bad game, (about a 6/10 in my book) but it could've been better.
On the plus side, HVS has stated that it is aware of these flaws and looks to improve them in Conduit 2, so my hopes are high that this time the potential will be fulfilled. :)