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Tropico (Windows)

Teen
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Perspective
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Written by  :  Indra is here (19792)
Written on  :  Feb 15, 2002
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

If there is a latin expression to translate "Doh" for a game. This would be it.

The Good

I must admit the music (especially the opening music) is very entertaining. The first challenges on how to gain money for you island was kinda fun, but when you got that solved, its downhill from there...

The Bad

Seriously. I wonder if the makers of this game ever tried playing this game, or if they were ever gamers in the first place.

Let's start... First mistake in this game: NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION on basically everything. When you're used to these city-type simulation games, you're likely used to the fact that they give you information on every tool, icon, and stuff. This game was definitely made for those who don't read much...sigh. (plus no link between the manual while playing the game).

Second. NO CAMPAIGN GAME PLAN. Egad, making a game like this and the only thing to teach you is that one time tutorial. The campaign is only a stand alone game, no connecting stories or such, pretty shallow really.

Third....below please.

The Bottom Line

You'd find more challenges playing minesweeper for all I'm concerned. Experienced players should avoid this game at all costs, not even worth the mention. Somehow I get the feeling the makers weren't giving much effort in this game...