I didn’t say the Syndicate reboot was “horrible,” I said it was “slop.” I don’t remember it at all. I maybe tried a demo, and I just saw it as Another Sci-Fi FPS with “Syndicate” stapled on it.
Here’s the trailer from 2011:
I just think of it whenever someone suggests Arrowhead do a Helldivers FPS. Now, if Arrowhead did an FPS without the Helldivers name, then I think it wouldn’t bring ‘baggage of expectations’ and then maybe it might not be a terrible idea. But just because something was wonderful as a twin-stick doesn’t mean it would have the magic in a drastically different genre. Still, I think it’s fair enough to conjecture, and thus this thread.
I’ve tried both of Bethesda’s Wolfenstein game and even with FOV full up both cause me debilitating motion sickness. I returned the 1st one to my Steam pal (gift-sender), and the 2nd one was through the free trial on Steam. The 2nd one is certainly cool for having a 'disabled" hero (wheelchair bound), which makes for a refreshing take on things. Killing Floor 2 is literally the only FPS I can play for hours without motion sickness, I couldn’t tell you why. So please Arrowhead don’t go into FPSs, as I am unlikely to follow you there.
So this is why so many of my hours goes into isometric games, overhead twin-sticks and side-scrollers (Door Kickers Action Squad in early access is the latter, and quite fun; it’s online co-op just needs some more specific reasons for 2 players to truly work together).