Excerpt: The first Tropico launched back in April 2001, followed closely by Tropico 2: Pirate Cove in April 2003. I don’t remember much media hoopla over them from back then, so I passed them by. (The original was great, and Tropico 3 is an update of the original. Pirate Cove was terrible – Ed.) My cursory glances at the series since then haven’t caught my gaming attention, either. Until now.
Pros: Fun, challenging, and humorous gameplay. Easy to learn, yet engaging.
Summary: In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.
Conclusion: Le plus souvent, ces événements ont des ramifications politiques que l’adversité n’hésite pas à exploiter. Un peu comme dans la vraie vie en somme. En cas d’épidémie, il faudra réagir au quart de tour et éviter que cette dernière se propage. Autrement, le peuple entier nous tombera dessus. Il faudra aussi gérer des événements historiques comme l’assassinat de Kennedy et donc gérer le changement de gouvernance étasunienne.
Pros: Politiquement incorrect, Le moteur graphique, La complexité de jeu, L’aspect politique, Les musiques
Cons: Temps d’adaptation nécessaire, Absence de tutoriaux complets, Taille limitée des îles
Excerpt: If you played the original Tropico, then you'll pretty much already know if you'll like Tropico 3. There are a few minor changes here and there and a modern graphics engine under the hood, but aside from that Tropico 3 is pretty much Tropico Redux (the pirates of Tropico 2 are nowhere to be found).
Summary: Tropico 3 is a fun city buiding/dictator sim that, for the price, will last you longer than most other games on the market. If you are new to the genre this might not be the best title to start with; at the very least, newcomers should start with the sandbox mode. For veterans there’s a lot of content and trying to balance the factions makes for interesting gameplay. As someone who lives in a cold state I’ll be spending time away from the snow at Tropico .
Sophisticated, deep city builder lets players be tyrants.
Common Sense Media
5 January 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Tropico 3 is a city building simulation game in which the player takes on the role of a Caribbean dictator who can be either a real personality -- such as Fidel Castro or Che Guevara -- or a character of their own creation. While the game has a whimsical tone and lets players be as benevolent or tyrannical as they like, it tends to push toward the latter, if only because it’s easier to quell rebel uprisings with guns than diplomacy.