Upplagd: 23 februari
Tropico 5 is a fun game. It adds a few new dynamics to the Tropico series, and is a good-looking product. As a part of the series, though, Tropico 5 was disappointing. The late game became quickly rife with bugs and issues such as crime with no real way to deal with them. Several buildings and elements were very blatantly missing from the game (as they had been in previous installments) meaning they would be bound up for a few bucks to be sold back to me in this new and exciting way! The decisions taken by the developers and publishers to withhold game data (literally, look it up) to sell access to it later for $5-$20 a piece, however, sets terrible precedent for the industry, and on a person to person level is just plain rude. The Tropico series has been a masterpiece in its uniquely deep yet lighthearted take on the genre, and to see the creators ignoring their fan base and wasting everyone's time with frivolous money-grabbing DLCs has seen this release step into the spotlight for "How to Make Money and Disappoint Everyone." I hope things turn around, though money I'd imagine speaks far louder than even the most abrasive criticism.
TL;DR: Don't waste your money on this and the guaranteed Sims-sized-load of expansions and DLCs. If you've played Tropico 4, you may enjoy it's more linear cartoony atmosphere, but you'll be back playing Tropico 4 again in a month. If you haven't played Tropico 4, GO PLAY IT RIGHT NOW.