What I saw was indeed a fusion of old and modern shooters. Two weapon limit seems to cause most of the complaints, other mechanics I can stomach, but not that. I agree that this could be much better without that limit, but luckily it is likely the first thing that gets modded out from the PC version. Especially when there is video material of a different weapon selection method which contained all guns (in some Jace Hall show), this was back in 2010 I guess.
But it was refreshing to see a shooter without any "#¤#"&#¤&/ cover mechanics and at least there is some difficulty included, based on that video at least.
I don't consider this a lost case yet. I have a sneaking suspicion that the desert level is likely more boring than the typical DNF-level. The best thing at the moment is that I only need to wait a couple of days(!) and I can actually see it being played! From the internet response, it sounds like XBOX version has a lot of performance problems, PS3 works, and PC is smooth. I just wish 3DRealms had said screw consoles and make this a PC game instead of conforming to two weapon limit - this was because it was not possible to map all weapons nicely to console controllers.
Who else is thinking that there will be a ton of new trolling material when this game is released?