I’ll be the first to admit it. Despite having backed a few, and enjoyed playing my fair share, of action RPGs I’ve never been a huge fan of the genre. That said, if one comes across my path that has just that little something that I’m looking for in a game I’ll take notice. Which is most certainly the case with Project Resurgence. On the surface it’s little more than a fantasy themed Wasteland or Fallout but from what I gathered in the pitch there’s a lot more depth to this title than meets the eye.
In Project Resurgence the world on the surface has pretty much ended. A cataclysmic event sent the surviving population underground and just recently have they emerged from their subterranean vaults to rebuild society. After some time these five tribes found each other and a period of hostility began until they finally decided to band together in a sort of cooperation. At least in the main hub of Dehrgada, a sort of melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. One of the interesting things about this title is that it’s episodic, which is pretty rare for an RPG to undertake. Whether this works or not remains to be seen but it’s certainly something to look at.
The point that really sold me on actually backing for the first episode was that in Project Resurgence you can pretty much play whatever you want. You not only choose your sex, tribe affiliation, and look but you also get to choose your gender identity. It’s rare enough to see a gay playable character but to potentially let you go out as one that’s transgender really spoke to me. And if they’re willing to go that far with play options I don’t see why they wouldn’t consider a similar diversity in NPCs scattered throughout Lumen.
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