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Tropico 4: Modern Times (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • New, modern buildings become available as the game progresses
  • Upgrade old buildings with modern variants
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM

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  • ASIN: B006ZN62O4
  • Release Date: 23 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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The times are changing and the island nation of Tropico is evolving. The Internet, a New World Order, terrorists, global financial markets and space exploration are on the rise and pose new challenges to El Presidente and his regime in Tropico 4: Modern Times.

Old buildings and structures are becoming obsolete and need to be upgraded or even replaced by their modern counterparts. Cars and transportation need modernization to meet the needs of a changing economy; and now El Presidente can even send people to the International Space Station! El Presidente and his ministers must now join the war against terror and control Internet regulation and freedom of speech on Tropico.


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I've enjoyed the Tropico series since the outset a decade or so ago. This expansion is pretty good, and some of the buildings definitely eliminate some of the frustrations from previous incarnations (i.e. farms required far too many people and space; the Eco farm is a perfect replacement). It is a bit minimal for the price, but that's often the case with such things.

The big problem I have with this is that it's just too easy. Tropico 3, its expansion, and the original 4, did have a number of quite tricky moments, but here, thanks largely to the Eco farm and Borehole mine (each requires just 3 or 4 workers, and can happily supply more than one whole industry building with resources), making silly amounts of money is just too easy. For each level, build three or four mines/farms, and you're sorted. I rarely moved off of "full speed" mode throughout.

Furthermore (more so in 3), the campaign levels used to last quite a while. This time round, you start to build up a decent island, and suddenly *bam* you've won the level. Because of the way the levels are structured, you only get one task at a time, and so you don't usually get to foresee the end until it hits you, which means you don't get quite the same sense of satisfaction. The tasks themselves are all pretty similar: build a certain building or ship an amount of a specific export, usually while some force or other destroys your buildings every now and again. The characters have been well thought out, and are humorously stereotypical, but other than providing a quick chuckle, they don't really add much to the gameplay.

Still fun, though. And definitely more so than physics revision (which I should get back to now!)
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Purchased few weeks ago and its run trouble free since, no crash back to desktop that is.

Its a good addition to the game with new buildings, new modern times game and other options.

Some reviewers mentioned that its easy to make money, well, yes, but only until you get further into the individual games and I have found, depending on which despot you pick (they each have different modifiers in building, political relationships, liberty, etc) that can make a difference.

Also that the game can end suddenly, that's definitely true, there's always the option to continue to play though. Hopefully there's maybe a patch on the way to rectify that? And there are extra edicts but when put into play do not always clear from the screen as the earlier edicts do. Apart from those niggles its been fun to play. Especially the novel disease that infects Tropico in one game.
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To begin with this expansion gives you new missions, maps and buildings, however I can't help but feel it is like the previous installments. It gives you a fair few hours of fun, but after awhile it gets rather boring and you just feel like something in game should happen, but it never does. So on average it adds a lot of content to the series but it feels too similar....almost like Modern Times hasn't arrived at Tropico.

So overall it gets 4 stars overall because it gives you a lot of content to the base game but not 5 stars as it gets rather similar after awhile.
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Pretty much just follows on from the original Tropico 4 which is a cracking game but it offers very little else other than adding new campaigns.
If you liked Tropico 4 then you will enjoy this as much but you do get the impression its more of a money making gimmick as the gameplay has not changed at all and as mentioned in the title of the review this probably should be £6-7 downloadable content.
If you haven't played Tropico 4 or any other Tropico game for that matter then it is an excellent title and one of the best sims around and should keep you entertained for a good few hours. Each campaign follows a similar formula but there is good humour in each campaign which adds a little twist and there is also a decent sandbox option.
So depending on your needs, it is a good introduction to the Tropico series or if you already have Tropico 4 then it is an enjoyable but over-priced game.
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Another great addition to the Tropico range. Really enjoy playing this. It's similar as the previous version except for the fact that as time moves on, more and more modern buildings and upgrades become available. Good fun.
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