Coming on the heels of reviewing System Shock 2, a game that I feel all gamers should at least take a crack at, Outcast presented me with the challenge of playing a game that could be shoehorned into the same genre of SS2 but consisted of an entirely different style of gameplay. I’m not referring to the fact that Outcast is best played in third-person, but that it feels . . . well, for lack of better terms, foreign. Not that I think that is necessarily bad or anything, it just took me quite awhile to get into the game, what with the thick spread of local lingo and all of the chatting. The action also seemed to lack a little. Nonetheless, Outcast is a good game, and this kind of immersive gaming is just starting to build an audience. Give Outcast a try, it may be right up your alley, and then again, it may not.