As I was waking up from my pre-Con2 napping session( about two seconds ago ), BAM! I had this idea!
Now, IDK if this is really GOOD or not, But I think it is pretty unique. Ok? Here we go.
OK, so, how about the ability... To leave your own POV, and kinda roam the map during gameplay? I mean, like... When using the Turrety thingy, you go to another POV, and you're kinda just vulnerable while you do that. So what if you kinda did the same thing, but also being able to move around... Minus the ability to shoot stuff.
Or, maybe you have the ability to access cameras located about the stage, or the ability to place cameras.
But I think I most like the idea to like, actually be able to move and look around. More or less like a Camera mode, or spectator mode. So as far as gameplay goes, if somebody was like going all crazy with the mines, maybe you could like, change over to this view, and... Survey. Or you kept getting sniped and you couldn't figure out where they were shooting from w/o having to look. Or... You know, any number of things.
So every time you enter this mode, you'd start exactly in place of where you be, and when you exit, you just go straight back to first person mode again, probably with some cool down.
Because you're completely vulnerable while you do this, and because others can just go and do exactly the same thing, I think the opportunities for abuse are really not huge.
And then as far as fitting in with the game, and making sense as a mechanic. Well... Its a sci-fi, so Im sure just about any explanation could be given. however, I think it makes the most sense for say... A game like Geist.
Anyway, there it is. I just had to write it down before I forgot. And why not here?