18 Comments
Edited by elwillow

not first :(

But best Banana republic game so far!

Posted by Divina_Rex

Holy shit, looks fantastic. I can't wait to build a Burj Tropico and Ban Facebook.

Edited by Chtasm

Honestly thought this was going to be about penises.

Posted by Nanne

Still looks pretty much the same as 3.

Posted by kalmis

Won't say no to more Tropico

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

I want tropical arcologies!

Edited by notha

anyone else notice that about a third of this trailer is just the opening logos?

Posted by Mode7

I still haven't found a reason to upgrade from 3. The demo for 4 looks identical to 3. Can somebody tell me that I am wrong so I have a reason to get more Tropico in my life?

Posted by Veektarius

@Mode7: I've heard you're right, but I made the same decision.

Posted by Divina_Rex

@Mode7 said:

I still haven't found a reason to upgrade from 3. The demo for 4 looks identical to 3. Can somebody tell me that I am wrong so I have a reason to get more Tropico in my life?

  • The ability to import products
  • The ability to raise export prices or lower import prices
  • More buildings that, actually, are useful (such as a fire house that lowers building upkeep)
  • Additions to buildings such as A.C. to tenements that raise the quality by 15
  • tourism buildings are better and more specialized (such as attractions for kids)
  • Other nations actually give you mind (If I have a good relationship with the middle east i get around $30000 every so often)
  • Tiers of traits for Presidente
  • more edicts
  • harder to keep population happy

But, get it on sale!

Posted by MeatSim

I am gonna wait for Tropico 4 to go on sale just Like I did with Tropico 3.

Posted by Mode7

@Divina_Rex: Sounds cool. I'll look out for a sale.

Posted by crusader8463

So far this just seems like improvements that could have been on 3 in a patch or bundled in an expansion. Will wait for Steam to have some complete pack sale and pick it up then.

Posted by leebmx

I don't understand why this video is up now. This game is already out isn't it. I'm chose 3 over it because it was cheaper last time I went in.

Also it calls it a expansion - is it add on for 4 or the full game?

Posted by Divina_Rex

@leebmx said:

I don't understand why this video is up now. This game is already out isn't it. I'm chose 3 over it because it was cheaper last time I went in.

Also it calls it a expansion - is it add on for 4 or the full game?

add on for 4

Posted by bwmcmaste

@Divina_Rex said:

@Mode7 said:

I still haven't found a reason to upgrade from 3. The demo for 4 looks identical to 3. Can somebody tell me that I am wrong so I have a reason to get more Tropico in my life?

  • The ability to import products
  • The ability to raise export prices or lower import prices
  • More buildings that, actually, are useful (such as a fire house that lowers building upkeep)
  • Additions to buildings such as A.C. to tenements that raise the quality by 15
  • tourism buildings are better and more specialized (such as attractions for kids)
  • Other nations actually give you mind (If I have a good relationship with the middle east i get around $30000 every so often)
  • Tiers of traits for Presidente
  • more edicts
  • harder to keep population happy

But, get it on sale!

Don't forget the endless nickel-and-diming on the DLC. It's a great game, but little more than an incremental improvement over Tropico 3. However, that didn't stop yours truly from dropping some fat cash and enjoying many hours playing it.

Posted by dyong

It had me at naked Mardi Gras women.

Posted by Mike17032

@Mode7 said:

I still haven't found a reason to upgrade from 3. The demo for 4 looks identical to 3. Can somebody tell me that I am wrong so I have a reason to get more Tropico in my life?

4 is not a huge change from 3, but it is an improvement in every way. I actually like that, take something that is good and make it better.

The campaign is also good, enough to keep me interested and I only used sandbox mode in the earlier games. You even have skills that level up as you use them.

I am also not sure if 3 had Quick Build, that is the biggest game changer if it didnt.