Here I have supplied 2 videos, the first is Conduit 2 and the second is a 13 year old game in Turok 2 for the N64. Amazingly Turok 2 manages to have a better art design and textures (not in pure detail but placement).
I've been watching Conduit 2 for a long time (skip to the end part of the video in the open area- looks really bad) and something about it has never looked right to me, either it being too bland, too dark or just plain ugly. It's really sad that people who are watching these videos for Conduit 2 are actually being impressed by them, they all have successfully completely lowered their standards even below what the Wii is actually capable of doing. High Voltage Software tried (I guess) with the first Conduit but they really just don't know how to make a game look high quality, they are just not very high class AAA developer like Activision or Capcom. Normal Mapping and shading don't go very far when everything is flat and lifeless. Remember Metroid Prime 3? That game is almost 4 years old and you'd think that we'd be seeing even better looking games than that on the Wii by now...what a lost shame.
The next Nintendo home console is all but confirmed for 2012, here's hoping they get some developers that are top tier and actually want to develop high class games for their system.