Product Type: Kalypso Media Xbox 360 games
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The Tropico Series Lives - and it's Found it's Way to the Xbox 360
Tropico 3 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: kievthegreat
Tropico 3 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Stunning graphics and addictively fun gameplay
Disadvantages: Some aesthetically dissappointing buildings and not many buildings and features added to original
The Tropcio series started in the early 2000s and this game plays great homage to the original and previous players will feel at home in no time. The Game places the player in charge of a small caribbean island in 1950 and you guide your island nation through the cold war and develop it from a handful of farms and shacks to what ever you desire. The game comes with a campaign of 15 missions with specific goals and maps, or you can go to sandbox and play on either the set maps or generate your own island to suit your vision.
The gameplay is very similar to the previous games and will leave experienced players familiar with the huge amount of the game mechanics, but the tutorials give a new entrant to the series a good comprehensive experience and gets them playing in no time. Will an experienced player be dissappointed then? Absolutely not! The graphics on this game make your island paradise (or hell hole if you're that breed of ruler) come to life like never before. The graphics make this a must for any veterens as it brings a whole new level of immersion into an already brilliant game.
The best feature of this game on xbox is that the controls are seemless. Where as many strategy games ported to console struggle to provide adeaqute controls, this time around the developers have made a comfortable and relatively simple set-up to give the player control. That's not to say it's better than or even as good as a mouse, but it's better than any other strategy controls on console.
There are two small criticisms though. Some of the games buildings and structures are out of place on such as island such as the developed road network and tenement that look my eastern bloc than carribean, but such things are purely aesthetic and personal. It's also slightly dissapponting that more hasn't been added on to the original gameplay, but that still wouldn't stop recommending this and rating it 5 stars.
Summary: Beautiful graphics, brilliant gameplay and hours upon hours of fun.