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Tropico 4 - NEGATIVE by WITTGENSTEIN 09/04/2011, 4:05pm PDT
Juanito and Betty Boom are gone. The engine is EXACTLY THE SAME.

There are a few new buildings and now you can import things instead of just exporting things. Also you have a cabinet of advisers, which is good because previously you just had to read a bunch of graphs in a tiny notebook to figure out which factions to placate or whether unemployment was high. On the other hand, now you have to appoint ministers before you can implement some edicts. What the fuck? I'm not playing Banal Bureaucrat 4. I'm playing Tropico 4. I'm a cigar-chomping Marxist motherFUCKER and if you don't do what I say 5 seconds after I say it, I will PERSONALLY have sex with your wife, then blow your fucking brains out.

The interface has been improved dramatically. The maps are much bigger and instead of Shacktown, Jamaica they actually look like places that could house 1,000-2,000 people without a problem.

All in all, it feels more like Tropico 4 is more akin to Tropico 3 the way Stronghold: Crusader was to Stronghold. A lot of tweaks to placate hardcore fans but not a lot in the way of innovation. If you're new to the Tropico formula, this is a better buy than Tropico 3, but otherwise 40$ is a lot to ask for what amounts to a 20$ expansion.


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Tropico 4 - NEGATIVE by WITTGENSTEIN 09/04/2011, 4:05pm PDT
    Addendum: Everything else about Tropico 4 is exactly like Tropico 3 by WITTGENSTEIN 09/06/2011, 6:31pm PDT
    Review request: the latest stronghold game by fabio 09/15/2011, 4:56pm PDT
        I have it pre-ordered. by WITTGENSTEIN 09/15/2011, 5:02pm PDT
            RockPaperShotgun is not impressed. by WITTGENSTEIN 10/26/2011, 5:02pm PDT
    10 bucks on steam with all DLC. Worth it? by Entropy Stew 03/09/2013, 8:44am PST
        Pinback really likes it. by Ice Cream Jonsey 03/09/2013, 11:00am PST
        Yes. worth it. NT by Last 03/09/2013, 4:17pm PST
        Yes. NT by WITTGENSTEIN 03/09/2013, 5:16pm PST
        I bought it, and then it suddenly was 12:30am. Positive! by Entropy Stew 03/10/2013, 11:31am PDT
 
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