Excerpt: Kalypso Media is back with the Tropico island simulation. This time it is Tropico 4 Gold Edition on the Xbox 360 and Personal Computer. Family Friendly Gaming was provided this game on the Xbox 360. It contains Tropico 4, and the Modern Times Add-on. It is exceptional to see Kalypso putting this on the Xbox 360. It is great to see console gamers getting some Tropico love.
Conclusion: I have played each of the previous Tropico games on the PC and found them to be quite enjoyable with a good dash of humor to go with the city-building and realpolitik. My initial delight at being assigned Tropico 4 to review was deflated when I learned that I would be reviewing the XBox 360 version of the game.
Excerpt: Tropico 4: Modern Times is the first major add-on for Tropico 4 , which was released about six months ago. As its name suggests, Modern Times takes your Caribbean island out of the 1960s and throws some modern advancements at you. The good news is that these additions -- including 27 buildings and 10 edicts -- are integrated well into the game. The bad news is they make the game even easier than it was before, which was pretty easy.
Excerpt: As an expansion, Modern Times does exactly what you would expect it to do, which is to add new content to the base game that extends the playability and enjoyment of it for those who like it. If you enjoyed Tropico 4 , this is definitely a good purchase.
Pros: Humor holds up in modern era, new buildings are great, timeline adds replayability to sandbox mode
Excerpt: Tropico 4 is the follow-up to Tropico 3 (released in 2009) and Tropico 3: Absolute Power (released in 2010). All three games were developed by Haemimont Games, which is notable because the franchise had previously played a lot of musical chairs with its developers. Unfortunately, Haemimont Games hasn't shown a lot of creative spark.
Excerpt: , a well-made revival of the classic Caribbean Island sim/strategy game, and already they're back with a sequel. No one expected much of this sequel, since both the developer and publisher changed, and after so much time, this is usually not a formula for success.