Warning: Long Post.
I understand that there is a fine line between creating an interesting game, and creating a believable back story, and I think that factions involved will allow for a diverse and interesting play style.
To start with, it felt as if the Anu Crew felt like the least believable back story, but the religious bent and embracing the power of Mutations. . . I can definatly imagine this being a coping mechanism for some of the population when faced with something overwhelmingly powerful. Humans are surprisingly frail when compared to other animals. . . Only our brains made us the top of the food chain.
NJ is a typical reaction to an invading force, and it would be surprising if there was no attempt to eradicate the threat by an equal and opposite force.
Phoenix Point and Synedrions seem to be somewhat aligned, in that they both seem to be taking a Scientific approach, but it is unclear as to what they want the endgame is.
PP has been preparing for a long time, but seems ultimately want the Mist gone to make the world a little bit safer. Synedrion seems to want to coexist with the most and this is something that really bothers me.
Why? A virus is aggressively eradicating it’s enemies, usurping the population for its own purpose, and a group of people believe that they can coexist with this threat? If Synedrion believe there is a chance to coexist, how did they come to this conclusion? Did they broker a deal with the Mist? Live and let live? Does the mist have a purpose other than eradicating life on earth.
I’m really looking forward to the next briefings that expand on PP and Synedrion, and hope they clear some thing up.