You're being sarcastic, but in this case that is exactly what I'm saying. In a game like syndicate, I'd much rather be standing amongst the ruins of a blown-up building, or in the crowd of people about to be butchered, than seeing it all from above. For syndicate, the top-down was limiting because all these awesome things were happening and all I saw was a few clouds of dust.
Speaking only about the graphics, I consider a fps perspective to be a 100% pure upgrade to the franchise. Now we'll see what they do with the other parts.
That's the part that doesn't make sense. Remember, the story (or probably better said, the setting since the story was very minimal) of the game was, that you were the head of a nameless Cyndicate, fighting against others for controll of the world. The units you control are brainwashed and eventually enhanced (cyborgs in the end) random people with no mind of their own. Even the intro and finishing cutscene of the game show you as the mastermind controlling those poor suckers from a zeppelin above the battlefield.
So, changing the setting (player as head of the syndicate, controlling mindless and drug enhanced cyborgs) towards:
In terms of how it looks and feels - think Crysis 2 style gun-play, but set inside Mass Effect's clean, curvy sci-fi world.
In its announcement earlier this morning, EA said its goal with the new game is "to provide a challenging action shooter for today's gamers as well as fans of the original.
What does this have anything to do with the orginal? Nothing at all. The only reason it's called Syndicate is for some free advertisment from people who played or remembered the orginal and thus it's suddenly more interesting to report about.
But of course, if the only thing you seem to care about is mindless carnage and killing, be happy, you're the modern target audience for such games. The old one was a squad based isometric tactical game, the new one is a random shooter with a slightly similar setting. If it wouldn't be called Syndicate, you wouldn't even guess that it has any connection if not told about it.