I loved Syndicate and Syndicate Wars. I also loved UFO Enemy Unknown which is also being made into an FPS.
My problem is ive had my fair share of FPSs at the moment so cant be bothered playing another "not just another FPS" game.
I would have prefered if they stayed with a squad management game. If they did they would have been able to stand out above the crowd. I mean its not impossible, many games have done something like it before (Full Spetrum Warrior, Brothers in Arms, Rainbow Six), so theres no reason why they couldnt have come up with a similar interface and gameplay.
To me theyve taken the "easiest" way out. Target the biggest game genre (FPS) for maximum sales. But sometimes a bit of innovation goes a long way instead of being a sheep and following trends.
I am disappoint