Enter the conspiracists. Feeding off the public's fear and suspicion,
the conspiracists pushed varied agendas - legitimate or
otherwise - as far as they could go. Anything and everything
was fair game. Governments were the problem; secret conspiracies
lay behind the mutations; it was the punishing "Hand of
God;" the results of mysterious cosmic rays; nature's
revenge; or even the prelude to an alien invasion force.
When the leading governments denied that the plainly visible
mutations were occurring, Dr. Samson Templetus, PhD, led a respected
vocal charge decrying governmental leadership. Though researchers
later failed to verify his credentials, Templetus pelted the world
with conspiracies layered within conspiracies,
one after the other, like a peeling onion with no end. He claimed
governments were hiding the facts, were unable to check the spread
of the mutations and were failing to protect the public. Templetus'
visibility did nothing to ease the public mind.
I find the absence of the game's main theme from the story - girls in
tight leather shorts - disturbing, but am sure it will be rectified
when the next set of screenshots come out.