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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:16 AM Edited by Fireman, 24 May 2014 - 11:40 AM.

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Title: "Tropico 5"
Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox 360, Mac, Linux
Developer: Haemimont Games
Genre: Strategy
Release: 24 May 2014


While recently browing the Kalypso Media forums for Omerta, I noticed that a new subforum was created for Troico 5.

Tropico is a series of real-time strategy games revolting around you, being a dictatot of a small island in the caribbean sea.

I always liked Tropico as a series because it emphasizes being fun, rather than being 100% serious like most city-building/management games are.

This time you'll play as El Presidente from the Colonial Ages to the nearby future, which is different compared to the older games in series,
where you were basically playing in the same day and age. Hopefully this offer enough innovation to make the game enjoyable and not the same as the previous ones.




QUOTE Features of Tropico 5

The Eras – From the 19th century to the 21st, each era carries its own challenges and opportunities. Begin your reign during colonial times and advance your nation through the modern era and into the future!
The Dynasty – Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed to key leadership positions, earning skills and experience in their assigned roles.
Research and Renovate – Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources. Transform your old buildings into modernized, hyper-efficient designs worthy of an economic superpower!
Advanced trade system and trade fleet – Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure import/export trade routes to neighbouring islands and key nations.
Explore your island – Discover what lies beyond the fog of war. Send prospectors to look for new mineral and ore deposits, but be wary of hostile animals and native tribes.
All new art – All artwork is reworked to provide Tropico 5 with a distinct historic visual identity. Choose from over 100 unique buildings from each of the individual eras.
Cooperative and competitive multiplayer – Up to four players can build up their own cities and economies on any given island map. Players can share resources and citizens, or declare war on each other.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:36 AM

I'll have to get this one. It'll be interesting to play in the 1800s.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:40 AM

Sold. I played a demo of Trop 4 awhile back by recommendation, loved it. Ended up buying it at GStop for like $5

Love games like that..

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:45 AM

QUOTE (Fireman @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 20:16)
which is different compared to the older games in series,

Tropico 4 took place during the cold war and if you got the Modern Times expansion, you got, the modern era.

My biggest problem is that they seem to be pumping these games out, without making them different. Having played Tropico 3 and 4, for the most part they felt the same. Hopefully this one will be different, with this long time line they got going. Frankly, I wish they would do another pirate game in the series.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

I played the demo for Tropico 4, and I loved it. I never bought it though, I just didn't have enough money laying around. I'll probably get this one, it sounds really cool.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:13 AM

QUOTE (The General @ Thursday, Sep 5 2013, 00:45)
QUOTE (Fireman @ Wednesday, Sep 4 2013, 20:16)
which is different compared to the older games in series,

Tropico 4 took place during the cold war and if you got the Modern Times expansion, you got, the modern era.

My biggest problem is that they seem to be pumping these games out, without making them different. Having played Tropico 3 and 4, for the most part they felt the same. Hopefully this one will be different, with this long time line they got going. Frankly, I wish they would do another pirate game in the series.

I read somewhere that they're building Tropico 5 from the ground up where as 4 was more of an extension to 3. Can't provide a source but I think it's safe to say it's reasonable considering the time between 3 and 4, and now 4 and 5.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:03 AM

Completely forgot about these games. Was going to pick up Tropico 4 a while back after watching a few LP's but I guess I never got around to it. The whole "art" premise seems interesting enough.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:11 AM Edited by Werebot85, 05 September 2013 - 11:31 AM.

Love Tropico, so I'll definitely get #5

(I still haven't played the Modern Times expansion for some reason)

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

There was a teaser trailer not long ago for this. But unless they make some massive improvements then I may skip this one.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:15 AM

I only played the first Tropico and Tropico 3. Didn't like T3 at all. But I have so many fond memories of the first one. It was so addictive. Hopefully they'll manage to recreate some of that addictive gameplay qualities in Tropico 5.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

Updated first post with the trailer and here's some pre-alpha screenshots:

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

This is looking quite good, I haven't played a Tropic game since the third one and I really didn't enjoy it, however the first and second were absolutely great so I still have high hopes for this game.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

I'm genuinely excited for this. It's a bit sad that I didn't play 3 and skipped 4 altogether, but I played the first two games extensively. I feel like coming back.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:05 PM

New trailer!

 


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:48 PM Edited by Fireman, 07 March 2014 - 03:02 PM.

I really wonder how the timeswitching will work, will it be like RTS where you have to have a certain amount of a certain type of buildings, before you can upgrade to "the new age" or will it be timed.

 

I hope it's timed, so you can't stack up on materials before you go to "the next age", it would make it more challenging as well.

 

The first game to be a last-gen Xbox exclusive and a current-gen Playstation exclusive.

 

Coming out on the Xbox360 and the PS4.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:11 AM

This must be coming out soon!


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

Oooh, 1800's?

This is definitely something I'm gonna get when I can, 4 was amazing, I can only imagine 5 will be just as good, if not better.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

Didn't think it was starting that far back. Just thought it was a piss take of pirates of the Caribbean all though 1800's start would be cool. I love games that take you through different eras!

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Didn't think it was starting that far back. Just thought it was a piss take of pirates of the Caribbean all though 1800's start would be cool. I love games that take you through different eras!

 

First I want to know how it works, is the "aging up" based on time played or is it classic RTS "upgrade to Age 2"?

 

That console choice is so awkward though, X-box 360 and PS4.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:45 AM

Tropico 5 has been released yesterday on Steam.

 

From what I've seen if you haven't played Tropico before, you'll enjoy this A LOT, but the additions compared to earlier installments seems to be rather minimal.

 

Here's a review:


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

I completely forgot that I had pre-ordered this on Steam yesterday.

 

I went to the front page of the Store and I saw Tropico 5 all over....I quickly remembered.

 

I have to say, I am not that disappointed in 5. I've not played much, still in the Colonial era in a sandbox game but I feel like it's decent so far. Some of the previous ones disappointed me because I compare them to Tropico 1 and Pirate's Cove. Played both of those in my childhood and loved them a lot. For that reason, I always take interest in Tropico games. 

 

Will have a greater impression once I get more play time in. So far so good. 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:35 AM

Let me know, I haven't bought it yet because the last Kalypso game (Omerta: City of Gangsters) was a bit dissapointing especially with how much it cost back then.

 

Then again Tropico is a giant-ass game and they just keep adding more stuff each game since the first.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:10 AM

Cr1tikal supposedly helped voice in this game, and that's enough to gain my attention.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:52 AM Edited by Audiophile, 25 May 2014 - 01:56 AM.

Let me know, I haven't bought it yet because the last Kalypso game (Omerta: City of Gangsters) was a bit dissapointing especially with how much it cost back then.

 

Then again Tropico is a giant-ass game and they just keep adding more stuff each game since the first.

 

I have played about two hours since I made that post. Got to the World Wars era in both campaign and sandbox. You progress to the next era after you gain independence in the Colonial era.

 

I have to say, the game is fun. I am not disappointed. There is enough of the old Tropico and new additions to make it interesting. 

 

I like the way research works and unlocking things. It adds a bit more fun to the game to not have everything open right at the start. The military is fun, too. 

 

All in all it's a good game. I am not disappointed, I recommend getting it. I might be testing out the multi later as a friend wants to play. Enough of what people love about Tropico with new additions. I, too, was disappointed in Omerta so I know where you are coming from. 


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

How is the combat *if there is any)?

 

I remember that in Tropico 4, you basically get rebel forces, but they don't do anything at all. Is that still the case? I also don't remember anyone to fight really, yet I've seen you can build tanks and train military. Have you encountered anything like that yet?


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

Combat seems ok, I can't say much because most I've had from it is an entire squad eliminated and buildings burned down from when pirates attacked.

 

You build a barracks to get a squad of infantry. There's a fortress etc. There's a lot more military buildings. I got the Cold Wars stage and by then I was able to build a tank base, so naturally, combat came quite easy to my forces. 

 

You'll have to try the game out for yourself but I think it's decent enough to play and enjoy. 





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