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Tropico 3 Xbox 360 Game

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  • Take2 Interactive
  • ESRB Rating T - Teen
  • Genre Simulation

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  • Thomas K.
  • 1/18/2011 3:28:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdecent but flawed

Pros: its a bit like sim city, but on a tropical island as a dictator. Not many games like this on the 360, so it was (for me anyway) a pleasant distraction from the FPSes.

budget title

kinda easy but time consuming 1000 gs.

Cons: I made a list of what I thought was wrong with the game, but I threw it out to state the obvious reason for every con I could think of:

game was originally intended to be played on a PC with a mouse, and was given a lazy low quality port to the 360.

Outside the obvious performance differences, the game is also buggy and sometimes unstable. There is still a major save bug if you overwrite an existing save that still hasn't been fixed since the game's release.

Other Thoughts: I actually really liked this game despite its numerous flaws. Its a shame its so obscure and was given the red headed stepchild treatment. Instead it exists as a bit of a curio; someone went through the trouble of bringing it to the 360, but they did a lousy job of porting it on top of making it hard to find.

If they put a little more time and effort into the 360 version, I'd easily have given it a 4 egg rating, but as it stands now I'm being very generous giving it 3 eggs which is a shame.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/3/2010 10:36:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsGood game.

Pros: It's a good game buy it you will not find it any place but newegg. I like the game I played it for hours and it never gets old.

Cons: I have had to lock up on me a few times can make you a bit mad when you do lots of work to make your ppl happy and it just stops and you have to quit game..

Other Thoughts: Its a good game there are not alot of games like this for the 360 or any system. If you like games like sim city or AOE you will like this game!

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4 out of 5 eggsA vastly underrated and woefully unavailable game, and one which is unique on Xbox 360.

Pros: A true simulation with NPCs that have needs and desires that they actively attempt to fulfill.
Complexity is offset by a still daunting but nevertheless accessible tutorial.
Plenty of variety and options for players to experiment with and customize their governing/building style.
Excellent graphics for this kind of game.
Memorable, unobtrusive, appropriate music sets the mood.
Sandbox mode.
Retains the spirit, basic gameplay, and premise of the Tropico of old, while introducing plenty of new features and tweaks to the game mechanics that today's gamers no doubt expect and demand.
A next gen update to a beloved classic done well.
Great for both brief and lengthy play sessions.
A lot of fun once you overcome the learning curve.

Cons: May be too complex for those who lack patience.
More online functionality would be nice.
The camera at times makes positioning some buildings on certain terrain cumbersome (this is not frequent and it isn't that big of a deal when it does occur. Just a slight source of frustration.)
Otherwise lush graphics are marred by noticeable jaggies (though these are still by far the best graphics you'll see in a game of this sort.)
The duration of the game - while you can save and resume at your leisure - may be too great for some players' tastes (though if you enjoy the game itself I can't see why this should be a real issue.)

Other Thoughts: It is a crying shame that because retailers see Tropico 3, as its publisher Kalypso media put it, as a game that "would not be profitable for them," retail availability for this gem is unacceptably low unless you order it online. If you played the original Tropicos and loved them, or if you love Tropico 3, you owe it to yourself and to the hobby of gaming to let your local retailers know you want them to stock this game. It deserves your support, and unlike many AAA titles, really needs it.

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