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Tropico 3 Gold - Standard Edition
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- Comprehensive campaign with 15 different missions
- A variety of business sectors: Tourism, petroleum, mining, agriculture, etc.
- A timeline editor allows you to create your own fictive historical events or enter real ones
- Avatar function: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play
- Political speeches, edicts and "other" means of influence
- Platform: Windows Vista / XP
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Comprehensive campaign with 15 different missions. A variety of business sectors: Tourism, petroleum, mining, agriculture, etc. A timeline editor allows you to create your own fictive historical events or enter real ones. Avatar function: Wander the island as El Presidente and change the course of play. Political speeches, edicts and "other" means of influence.
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I won't review the full game, as it's been reviewed before, and this is the gold edition. Instead, I will be reviewing the product being sold as the gold edition, keeping it short and simple so you know what you're getting.
*No DRM! The game comes with a serial that you put in when you first install the game. It does not use internet activation. It does not have limited installs. All that it requires is the serial number put in after you first time you start the game. Play the game on all your computers without worry! Thank you!
*It comes with the original Tropico 3 and it's expansion, Absolute Power. They are both on 1 DVD, which makes it a whole lot easier to install and back-up.
*It comes with a full fleshed out manual! I'm disapointed in todays games, a lot never seem to come with manuals. This game comes with a full printed manual that you can read and learn about the game. Lets face it, manuals rock!
*The game comes fully patched with the latest patch.
To be honest, after playing for over 30 hours, I have yet to find anything bad about the game. It is one of the funnest city sim building type games I have ever played. I am finding it very addciting! I missed out on Tropico 1 and 2, and now I'm sorry I did! Tropico is truly a great city sim building game, with it's own unique humor on you being El Presidente.
If you want more information on Tropico 3, read some of the reviews for Tropico 3 here on Amazon. All that I can say, is that The Tropico 3 Gold Edition is a great deal and a great buy!
I'm glad I didn't pay full price for the game but for what I did pay it is worth many hours of amusement, I just think game play could have been improved to match the beautiful graphics. The Gold Edition is a good buy for those who like these kinds of games.
The game installs without problems. You have to enter the code from the printed manual before you can start playing. You don't have to go online.
Changes from original game:
2 new factions
cars (have to build garages)
several new buildings (zoo, ferris wheel, city dump, etc.)
an annoying radio announcer who complains about everything you do
some new edicts to issue
The major change is you now have an avatar to represent yourself. Select male or female, hair, outfit, glasses, etc. There is very limited customization. You have just one male or female body and face. There are a few options for hair style and outfits. (you keep the same outfit for 20 - 50 years or however long the scenario lasts) You can move yourself to a contruction site to speed up the workers, go to a factory to boost production, etc.
Overall it is a fun tycoon game. The current price (under $10) is reasonable. Play it too long and it gets repetitive but it is the type of game you can come back to and replay.
Note to the designers: In its current format there is not any reason to come out with another sequel. If you converted it to a role playing game with a truly customizable character (as in Oblivion) and a fully explorable 3D world, that would be a different story. Imagine going to the casino and gambling, decorating your palace, leading an expedition into the jungle to look for a lost Mayan city, or leading your armed forces on a raid of the rebels' base - that could be a lot of fun. Highly detailed graphics wouldn't be necessary, you could even have Roger Rabbit style toon characters.
This is a really good game with an excelent music too.
As of yet, the game has run without any troubles. No bugs to worry about. The game is quite nice-looking, but can be toned down for those using less powerful PCs.
The T rating to be honest is a little harsh. Yes, there are battles during uprisings, but those are rather tame. The tobacco and alcohol are brought up for either economic factors or other very minor factors of the game.
This game is excellent and and provides hours of fun. How many hours rest on the decision of how long you want to play it. As long as you want to build hotels and banana plantations, manage some squabbling political factions, or listen to some nice Caribbean music playing (It never gets tiring to listen to) interrupted by a hilarious radio broadcast, Tropico 3 has it.
So in short, this game is excellent for any PC owner, and I would recommend it very highly.