Outcast – Second Contact
While it might once have been the Game of the Year, age and experience has robbed Outcast of its original magic. Luckily, most of that has been replaced by an exciting return to the old and an interesting look back at what the landscape of games used to be.
Visually, Outcast: Second Contact is far superior to the original.
Outcast is a special piece of gaming history that surprisingly and against any reasonable expectation withstood the test of time. It absolutely should not be missed.
When Outcast Second Contact was announced I was jumping with glee, one of my favourite games of the 90's finally being remade for the modern age. If only the team had spent more time fixing the performance issues before release.
From most angles, Adelpha has never looked better. But certain assets, animations, and audio keep Outcast - Second Contact closer to 1999 than the 'remake' tag might suggest.
If, like us, you didn't play the first game, you should not miss this. But if you did it, this return to the world of Outcast will be satisfying.
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Outcast: Second Contact is no longer up to date as a remake, but offers a very puristic open-world experience.
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Indeed, Outcast still has an amazing universe but this remaster isn't successful in its attempt to modernize its graphics and gameplay.
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On one side of the coin, Outcast: Second Contact is a warranted revisit of a beloved title. It has a fantastically well-constructed narrative that's a genuine treat to delve in to. However, on the other side of the coin are the terrible combat controls, embarrassingly low-fidelity voiceovers and a bland, bug riddled world design. Being retro is no excuse for recklessly disregarding the quality of the end product. This may be one of those nostalgic experiences that are better left dead and buried in the past.
Exceptionally clunky and full of archaisms, but successful comeback to the 90s. Outcast - Second Contact will be appreciated by older players and those who are not afraid of many old-fashioned elements.
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