CovooPlayed some FFA and the game is really fun.
FUCKING PLAY IT IT DOESN'T DESERVE TO DIE
i hate to break it to you but it already died once
This. The problem with arena shooters is that there typically aren't any motives for your typical newbie player besides improving for the sake of improving. Basically you want to be the top player on the leaderboard at all times, or you want to beat most players in Duels. What modern shooters do that AFPS doesn't really do is it gives a sense of self-importance to players at the start in team modes and it provides a clear and concise objective that the players have to achieve in order for the game to be finished.
The arena shooter problem is that you're forced to learn map specific gimmicks, proper weapon usage, if you're not timing you literally won't be able to do shit and movement for the sake of moving is also generally really stupid because of how easily punishable +forward is. All of these you can learn more and more depth over and it makes ever having fun in these types of games really difficult.
If you play with friends and don't think about it, it's fun tho.