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Tropico 3

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  1. MRCL

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    Just saw on Steam that this game will come in september. Man I can't wait! Tropico series are one of my most favourite games, I have spen't hours upon hours and whole nights playing Tropico 2.

    Check the http://www.tropico3.com/en/index.html for infos. You can walk around as El Presidente now!

    According to Gamestar.de, this are the system requirements:

    Minimum:
    CPU 2.4 GHz
    1 GB RAM
    DirectX-Version: 9.0c
    GPU: Geforce 6 / ATI X1300
    5 GB hard drive space

    Recommended:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.1 GHz / Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+
    1 GB RAM
    DirectX-Version: 9.0c
    GPU: Geforce 7600 GT 256 MB / Radeon X1600 Serie
    5 GB empty space

    Seem very moderat requirements, judging by the graphics on the teaser.

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    Woo! I hope they make a Pirate Cove version too. I <3 being a Pirate! AAArrrgh! :D
     
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    Dawn of Discovery/Anno 1404 stresses logistics and planning (gotta produce a crapload of goods and get them all to your cities) more than anything--really not a very fun game by comparison.


    What's unique about Tropico is that every resident has a name, age, needs, etc. You can track an individual throughout their artificial life. They also take on characteristics according to how you treat them and, at the end of the game, they rate you as El Presidente. It has a level of uniqueness I haven't seen in an RTS before or sense.


    What sucks is that Gamestop and Amazon don't have it up for pre-order yet. I was going to preorder it on Monday/Tuesday but that's kind of hard to do if no one lists it. :(
     
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    I just preoderet it :D
     
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    is it quest based or just free build game?
     
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    If its like the previous ones; its either. You can play quest based, or freely build your nation.
     
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    From where? I hope USA doesn't get shafted for the release. :(
     
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    From where I live lol. We have a very nice online game shop, has everything, can preorder anything. Actually Europe releases are always later than US releases, weird that its the other way around now o_O
     
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    I think, like X3: Terran Conflict, there is no intention to release it retail in the USA, Steam only. :(

    I guess that means I won't be buying it.
     
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    Offtopic; have you played it, X3: Terran Conflict? Wondering if I should pick it up.

    On topic; the engine does look good. Never been a fan of those type of games tho, won't play it probably.
     
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    the pirate cove was more fun imo. will definetly pick this up tho
     
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    so this is like sim city then? sounds kinda neat i always liked sim city might look into this game if i get bored with eve online, css, or l4d lol which is kinda doubtful
     
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    It's more like SimCity Societies than SimCity.
     
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    its more like a cuba simulator lol
    basically grow tobacco and sell it get workers, house them ect.

    make a island nation lol

    it was okay but its nothing like sim city, more like anno without much combat
     
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    It finally arrived, I have it in my PC now :) :) :) Here are a few screenshots, excuse the clipboard on the side, its the tutorial and I just wanted to show you guys how Tropico 3 looks with all details maxed. Quite nice actually. The soundtrack sets you in the mood after the first few tunes, by the way. Brilliant. Oh, and its PG16 here, because it features violence lol. Here we go:

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    Downloaded the demo; it was pretty fun. It's weird though, I kept exporting goods and only building what it suggested but for some reason I went madly in debt...
     
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    Like SimCity 4, you got to make sure you always have a positive cash flow. ;)
     
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    I played the first one a long time ago, Im sorry I quit as it was kind of fun. Thanks for reminding me with this thread:toast:

    Il give this one a try too.
     
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    Don't build what the game suggests you, human logic is pretty much the best way, as I swim in money now. By the way I played quite some hours now and I believe I can make a verdict:

    Its a pretty damn good game. Its Tropico, there's humour, the economical and political simulation is very nice. There are fa few things here and there thats can be made better, but really its minor. The important part is, that its fun to play. And really its a time eater. A few screenshots (I like screenshots) from an advanced state of the island:

    The details are pretty nice, so it looks good from a distance and up close
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    The view is amazing. It displays the tankers at the other side of the ocean, everything is animated, a slight blur... and yes, those are oil rigs. Theres the cashcow to be milked!
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    Another view. It startet to rain afterwards, thus is pretty grey back there. Glad it was just rain, because Typhoons and earthquakes can happen too, with fatal consequences. At the left hand side, thats a zoo. With animals. The animals overall look very nice and real.
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    This is El Presidente. Nice touch that when he holds a speech from the balcony of his palace, that the people are gathering around it. Doesn't seem to bother the lorry drivers tho, as they plow straight through the crowd. Whats funny is when a pedestrian is crossing the street and a car is speeding towards him (and they are speeding, ALWAYS), the pedestrian leaps to the other side of the street. Thats those details that make Tropico Tropico.
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    Ah, the sun rises on the horizon, as a walking moneyba...tourist approaches the viewpoint.
    Mind you instead of the sun, there can be a mushroom at the sky...
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    Um, yeah. Thats Ricarda. She's a showgirl in the cabarets and the nightclubs. She has kids, so hands off!
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    wow it's hard to find city building fans...im downloading dawn of discovery right now tho but definitely will try this out after.

    the sunrise scene is soo sexy
     

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