Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 20

Thread: which tropico is best tropico

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • holysquid's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Caviar Blue & 120GB SSD Samsung 840 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD XFX 6870 1gb
      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake TR2 500w
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VH226 1920x1080p & Acer V193w 1440 x 900

    which tropico is best tropico

    i've been watching some you tube series of tropico recently and it looks like something id like to get into, but which one is the best one to go for

    it seems tropico 3 has the best reviews but is it worth going straight in for 5 the latest one?

    would appropriate some advice in any form

    thanks

  2. #2
    Going Retro!!! Ferral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    7,860
    Thanks
    562
    Thanked
    1,439 times in 877 posts
    • Ferral's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Z97-P
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K Haswell
      • Memory:
      • 12Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb Kingston SSD & 2 Tb Toshiba
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4Gb
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750 Watt Modular
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 28" iiyama Prolite 4K
      • Internet:
      • 80Mb BT Fiber

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    First 2 are quite old now and are pretty basic, I always find them harder to play.

    Tropico 4 is just a case of slightly updated version of the 3rd game with slightly better graphics and a whole set of new scenarios.

    If you have never played Tropico before I would personally go with the 3rd game, easier to get into, nice visuals, great sound, its a fun game that you can lose hours to.

    If you like the 3rd game then go for the 5th

  3. #3
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,457
    Thanks
    613
    Thanked
    1,645 times in 1,307 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    Love these games. I was about to post something identical to Ferral, but no need

  4. #4
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    10,143
    Thanks
    608
    Thanked
    1,226 times in 1,123 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • FX8350 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 2gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 512gb samsung SSD +1tb Samsung HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EGVA GTX970
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic GX 650W
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • iiyama XB3270QS-B1 32" IPS 1440p

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    There are demo's for both tropico 3 and 4 so start off by giving them a go.
    5 seems to be more of a change than 3 to 4 was, the core game play seems to be the same but there's a lot of small mechanics changes from 3&4

    The single player campaign on 5 seems to be a bit shorter, however there is the addition of multiplayer now, although the multiplayer still seems to be a bit buggy (quill18 has played a few multiplayer games on youtube, most have ended due to people crashing) and it does seem to be a bit of a tacked on addition.

    Quill18 has played 3, 4 and 5 it'd be worth looking at those there are other youtubers of course but his plays are half component which means I can actually watch his games without wanting to rip my hair out.
    You know things like actually paying attention to what's on the screen and reading stuff, figuring out the game mechanics not just assuming how things work, not repeating the same mistake for 10 episodes and actually learning how to play.

  5. #5
    Treasure Hunter extraordinaire herulach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    5,618
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    172 times in 159 posts
    • herulach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 MPower
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB WD Blue + 250GB 840 EVo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2* Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • CM HAF Stacker 935, 2*360 Rad WC Loop w/EK blocks.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Crossover 290HD & LG L1980Q
      • Internet:
      • 120mb Virgin Media

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    I've not really been able to get into 5 even though I've got hours and hours into 3 and 4. The single player has some nice tweaks but the missions feel too short (not that there aren't enough, they just finish abruptly. Perhaps it's because you're only on the two Islands so you can't ever get purely tourism or just industry going, and the islands are pretty small.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Jonj1611's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    5,652
    Thanks
    1,702
    Thanked
    978 times in 748 posts

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    Having played all the Tropico's 5 was ok, I have completed it and yeah was and ok story, I didn't mind the two islands as they grow with the story but their are times I would have liked some variety.

    I dont think you would go wrong with either 3 or 4. They are a far departure from the first ones in the series that's for sure.

    Though I have a feeling we are going to be seeing a lot of DLC for Tropico 5 as their did seem to be a lot missing from the game.
    Jon

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • Aretak's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 Gaming 5
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4770k
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 SSD, 2TB Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD 7850
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 750W
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R4
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G900W
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 30Mb

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    3, 4 and 5 are all pretty samey really. I'd go with either 3 or 4 because they're finished products and available on the cheap now. It'll be a while before 5 gets all the bugs squashed, additions sorted and comes down in price.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    415
    Thanks
    158
    Thanked
    95 times in 66 posts

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    As others have said, Tropio 3 is a fun game. Tropico 3 was my first game in the series and I had a quite a bit of fun being the dictator. Think if you want to try one, I'd recommend this. Also it's pretty cheap these days.

  9. #9
    HEXUS.timelord. Zak33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    I'm a Jessie
    Posts
    35,176
    Thanks
    3,121
    Thanked
    3,173 times in 1,922 posts
    • Zak33's system
      • Storage:
      • Kingston HyperX SSD, Hitachi 1Tb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 1050
      • PSU:
      • Coolermaster 800w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT01
      • Operating System:
      • Win10
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTC uber speedy

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    have only played 3.. Ferral gifted it to me

    Makes me laugh hard and yet it's tricky to do well.. great balance

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
    "If you don't gaffer it, it will gaffer you" | "Belt and braces"

  10. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • holysquid's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Caviar Blue & 120GB SSD Samsung 840 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD XFX 6870 1gb
      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake TR2 500w
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VH226 1920x1080p & Acer V193w 1440 x 900

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    thanks guys I'll look to pick up number 3 in the steam sale which should be soon ish

  11. #11
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,457
    Thanks
    613
    Thanked
    1,645 times in 1,307 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    I've seen it quite a few times for ~£3, I'm sure of it. It's well worth picking up Absolute Power at the same time as well, if it's not already included.

  12. #12
    HEXUS.Squirrel Output's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,207
    Thanks
    976
    Thanked
    427 times in 304 posts
    • Output's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte AORUS Master X570
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
      • Memory:
      • 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Kingston Fury Renegade @ 3600MHz CL16
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk Ultra 3D 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Nitro+ RX 7800 XT
      • PSU:
      • EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3
      • Case:
      • bequiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev.2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro x64

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    The Tropico Trilogy is currently available as part of the Reboot Bundle 4.0 at BundleStars.

  13. Received thanks from:

    jim (10-06-2014),Jonj1611 (10-06-2014)

  14. #13
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    11,457
    Thanks
    613
    Thanked
    1,645 times in 1,307 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Sandisk SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell S2716DG
      • Internet:
      • 10 Mbps ADSL

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    Wow, good work sir! Jump on that!

  15. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    • holysquid's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-H55M-D2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 750
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Caviar Blue & 120GB SSD Samsung 840 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD XFX 6870 1gb
      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake TR2 500w
      • Case:
      • antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VH226 1920x1080p & Acer V193w 1440 x 900

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    i have thanks, gotta say i'm really enjoying tropico 3. thanks for all the help and advice guys

  16. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    V√°rpalota
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    Tropico 2 for me, I really liked the theme and atmosphere, and reminds me of good old times when gaming was more than just graphics.

  17. #16
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    18
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Re: which tropico is best tropico

    The 4th one for me personally.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •