The developer of the original XCOM: UFO Defence, Julian Gollop, has introduced his newest game to kickstarter and is already getting close to reaching its funding goals. Titled ‘Phoenix Point’ it looks to be very similar to XCOM in that it’s a turn based strategy grid based game however instead of fighting aliens this time we actually fight mutated humans after a virus brought the world into a post-apocalyptic state.
The game already looks really good and it hasn’t even been in development for that long. The monster designs in particular look incredibly gruesome and yet also very detailed, truly an enemy that you would feel good fighting against. Will I be supporting the project? Perhaps, however due to the recent mediocrity of kickstarter projects (aside from Shovel Knight of course, love you Yacht Club Games <3) I am of course sceptical. However with a talented director as project lead and a good team behind it I think this could very well be a contender against the newly revitalised XCOM series.
So what do you all think? Will you be backing this game and if so why? Let me know what your reasons are! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.