Tropico 5 announced, adds dynasties, eras and more!

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By on August 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Tropico is one of those series that doesn’t have a lot of fans, but the fans it has are very dedicated. Like a blend of SimCity and Anno 1701, it focuses on city building and management, along with the upkeep of your Presidente’s various campaigns of suppression and dictatorship. Tropico 5, announced last Friday, looks like it will stay true to its roots, while adding in a score of features that should make back some of the trust lost by Tropico 4.

As explained by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Tropico 5 will add improved trade dynamics, new research and remodelling options and all new art. El Presidente’s extended family will now be present on your island too, adding nepotism to a series that always lacked it. The biggest change however, are the eras – the challenges of the 19th century are different to those of the 21st century, and Tropico 5 will give you the opportunity to experience them both.

And while I’m not sure how many Tropico players will care, Tropico 5 will also introduce multiplayer – in both co-operative and competitive flavours. Assuming Tropico 5 lacks the balance and DLC issues of its recent predecessors though, it could be rather good. Embedded below is the announcement trailer for Tropico 5, in all its Great Dictator glory – it will be available for PC sometime in 2014.

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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I wonder if this time we’ll be able to tell the difference between the new one and the last one?
Couldn’t tell the difference between 3 and 4 so …

 

Question is: Will it really be Tropico 5? Or will it just be Tropico 3.3?

Edit: Ah you beat me to it TRB hehe.

Please, PLEASE get those damn garages sorted out this time. Sick of getting spammed with messages about requiring more garages when there are ones nearby barely in use.

 
Darth Teddy Bear

Wonder if they will make a game out of it this time instead of catering to the lowest common denominator?

My thoughts are nah…

 

I grabbed all the Tropicos from a Humble Bundle (?) a while ago, yet still haven’t played them. Is it worth a shot? I often play the new SimCity and enjoy that, but apparently Tropico is more in depth..

 

holybumble,

As you can guess from the comments above, you’re probably best off just playing Tropico or Tropico 3. Tropico 4 is basically the same game except it is even easier than 3 (and 3 can be pretty simple when you know what you’re doing) and 4 has a crapload of ridiculous DLC that is way overpowered.

If it’s your first time with the Tropico games I’d say go for 3 – it was definitely a good game for people who were new to Tropico. Then if you love the heck out of Tropico 3, go back and check out the first one and join the rest of us in crossing our fingers and praying they don’t give 5 the same treatment they gave 4.

 

Yea its an enjoyable experience. Go ahead and play it. Cant wait for the new one.

 
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