The online mode doesn't do enough to make The Conduit and essential Wii game. The reason The Conduit falls short of must-have status is down to the repetition on offer in terms of influences and design decisions. Levels often become a chore, especially the ones set in dull grey military facilities, while the Drudge aliens are aptly named.
For all its lack of inspiration, The Conduit is still an enjoyable shooter. Just don't expect miracles.