posted by ashanks2004 (PALO CEDRO, CA) Oct 15, 2014
Member since Dec 2012
I recently bought this game looking for a fun life simulation. But this game was a bit dull. I haven't played the game much, but I already know that the controls are absolutely convoluted. I did not know how to hire and fire. To me, it wasn't all that fun. It might be if I play it longer, but really, if you think it looks good, rent it. No one is stopping you.
This game is worth a rent if you're a fan of the Tropico series, however as someone who used to play the older ones on the PC, this one kinda falls flat. Firstly, the controls are inverted which kinda makes me crazy. Ie, push right to turn camera left, go down to make it pan up.... I hate that.
It also gets boring quickly, after you do the tutorial and maybe the first scenario, thats really all there is to it, unlike other Tropico games where you're limited to what you can build early on (you work into it), this one isn't like that so I had built most of the buildings in the first scenario.
I'm glad I tried it, but it fell flat.
Pros- easier to keep track of the whole island by means of statistics page...its funner to play...music is better.. if you add the DLC content it makes the game 10Xbetter, voice overs are better, the gun fights are funny to watch. overall this is an improvement to its predecessors.