gamers (81%) found this review helpful
This game is not for the casual gamer. The tutorial is very weak, and it thows out icons over a building and never tells you what it means. I completed the game and still have no idea what a sun over a building means. There is also, as of recently, no walkthroughs or guides to help you, so you'll be on your own. I believe you can download the instructional booklet, that may have been a good idea.
But after I got past the steep learning curve, I really did enjoy the game. I liked the scenarios where you had a certain objective to meet (maxing out your swiss bank account, peoples happiness over 65 [tough!], 500k+ in exports, etc). It can be unforgiving, and you can't change the difficulty.
The music was fun at first, but it got old after a while. They really should have tripled the number of songs it played.
The voice acting was above average, though repetitive sometimes.
There were a few quirky logical problems that should have been found in QA. i.e. I had three cathedrals on an island, but they docked me 20 religious respect because I did not have a church on the island. Lots of little bugs like that.
Those are all just minor items that detract from an overall enjoyable game. If you like Sims City Builder, but want more of a militarist flavor, get this game. It was well worth the 25 hours or so I put into it.
posted by ssjgoku80 (POMPTON LAKES, NJ) Mar 18, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Never played the original Tropico. Was very interested in seeing the transition from PC to console and it does a great job giving you the feel of Revolution.
The jungle locations are beautiful and the atmospheric effects are very nice but the framerate drops at time whcih can make it frustrating.
The music and sound effects bring the world to life and you'll love the comments made from the people as well as the radio stations.
You'll have a lot of flexibility and choice. Tropico 3 adds an intriguing political element to the city builder.
The ability to play "Dictator" gives you the freedom to make real decidions without any risk of real assasination. Different challanges and achievements gives you a reason for multiple playthroughs.
posted by PIEEEEEEE (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) Feb 16, 2010
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (65%) found this review helpful
If you are impatient,can't see tiny letters or hate getting invaded,stop now,don't even finish reading this review. I lost 3 times already trying to get the strategy right. It's a fun game,but it's almost not worth it because of how complex it is.My advice DO THE TUTORIAL!!!!!!!!If I hadn't done the tutorial I would have returned it by now,but because I used the tutorial I have an awesome metropolis.Good...Once you get the hang of it you do everything it says you can,which is everything. Bad...need to do tutorial,brutal controls,get invaded alot.