I loved Tropico 4, particularly after all the adds ons and DLCs, which combined to make it one of my all time favourites! When I heard about the new changes- family dynasty, different eras, research, trade routes etc- I was really looking forward to this one. But after a few days play I have to say it has been a bit of a let down. In many ways the game has taken a step back, almost dumbing down in certain areas, by leaving out some of the previous innovations and game mechanics. None of the aforementioned new changes add to the game, as far as I`m concerned. The fog of war is just annoying and forces you to cram at the start until the money grows. The missions and random objectives come thick and fast and sometimes contradict within a few minutes. The research seems a bit linear and pointless. And then there are the bugs- levels not loading, the broken economy and the transport issues of teamsters not working. My overall feeling is that the game was designed for a console and streamlined accordingly. It just doesn`t gel like the last one and for the first time in my life I find I`m not looking forward to one more go of a Tropico game! This game really could have been so much more.