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  • magicpanda 14 Sep 2009 12:46:28 13,338 posts
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    Demo is finally out!

    http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/09/11/download-tropico-3-demo/
  • magicpanda 14 Sep 2009 12:51:21 13,338 posts
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    Where?
  • magicpanda 14 Sep 2009 13:29:42 13,338 posts
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    I did try my bestest to find one.

    It's looking great, screenshots seem to indicate all the old gameplay concepts are intact. It's rare that I find myself looking foward to home time for a demo of all things.

    Ploughed hours and hours into the original.
  • the_dudefather 14 Sep 2009 13:31:31 9,280 posts
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    Had a quick go during lunch, seems pretty cool, I like how all your citizens are individuals. The cahracter creation positive/negatives seems like a good system

    will be playing it again later

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Danoxth 14 Sep 2009 13:38:53 286 posts
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    Really enjoy the demo, I'm just as crap it now as I was when it was first released!
  • ERG1008 14 Sep 2009 16:37:09 656 posts
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    Downloaded this & will try it later at home. Looks quite promising.
  • ronuds 14 Sep 2009 16:54:40 21,788 posts
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    So is this like a Caesar type game? I love Caesar...
  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 14 Sep 2009 16:55:34 14,033 posts
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    I would say there is a bit less managing in Tropico than in Caesar. That was the case in the first one anyway.
  • glaeken 14 Sep 2009 16:58:09 11,142 posts
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    I am actually looking forward to the 360 version of this so hope they do a 360 demo. It will stand out on the 360 as it does not really have anything else like this.
  • otto Moderator 14 Sep 2009 17:06:17 49,314 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    So is this like a Caesar type game? I love Caesar...
    I also love, LOVE the Impressions games and on the back of that went and bought Tropico and I can't explain why but it just didn't do it for me, at all. I've sunk weeks into Caesar III and Pharaoh and Emperor but Tropico got real boring real fast.

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  • ronuds 14 Sep 2009 17:12:58 21,788 posts
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    otto wrote:
    ronuds wrote:
    So is this like a Caesar type game? I love Caesar...
    I also love, LOVE the Impressions games and on the back of that went and bought Tropico and I can't explain why but it just didn't do it for me, at all. I've sunk weeks into Caesar III and Pharaoh and Emperor but Tropico got real boring real fast.

    Hmmm, well, I'll at least give the demo a go then. The screenshots look nice! :)
  • magicpanda 14 Sep 2009 20:58:51 13,338 posts
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    Based on an evening with the demo this is a winner.

    It's more or less the original with very nice graphics and some cool extra touches.
  • Fizzog 14 Sep 2009 21:04:07 4,108 posts
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    This better come out on PS3 or OSX aswell, I don't want to be forced to buy a 360 just to play it but I REALLY WANT TO PLAY IT. :(
  • magicpanda 14 Sep 2009 21:10:50 13,338 posts
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    Tourettes Syndrome: Negative diplomatic relations, +$1000 per year pay per view profits :)
  • dsmx 15 Sep 2009 02:08:36 7,589 posts
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    My only minor complaint about the demo is that it appears to be the same as tropico 1 with a few new additions likes cars and roads. So if you didn't like the first one this won't change your mind.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • Deleted user 28 September 2009 13:32:00
    I downloaded the demo and will be giving it a proper go this evening. I hope I can get it looking good on my laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 with 1GB memory. The auto settings didn't exactly look very detailed.

    EDIT
    I have everything set as high detail apart from anisotrophy, antialiasing and post processing which I have as low - looks stunning in 1366x768 and runs very smoothly. Might even ramp it up a little further and see how it goes!

  • Rodigee 23 Oct 2009 16:29:11 101 posts
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    Got this in the United States via Direct 2 Drive. It's good fun.
  • Khanivor 23 Oct 2009 16:41:28 40,532 posts
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    Gave this a wee whirl the other day. Not long, so hopefully more time invested will make it more enjoyable...
  • Deleted user 16 November 2009 14:23:02
    Anyone tried this on a 360? It's 25 new in Game, which both excites me and gives me a bad feeling.
  • thedaveeyres 16 Nov 2009 14:27:10 10,875 posts
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    Played the 360 version till about 1am last night and it's great fun. The controls are a little bit fiddly when you're used to using a mouse for this kind of game, but after an hour of adapting it felt pretty smooth. The game is as fun as ever - the graphics are functional - there's a little bit of tearing once in a while, but hey, it's not about the graphics.

    I can't compare it to the PC version, but I'm enjoying it a great deal and I'm really glad I took a chance and bought it.

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  • Deleted user 16 November 2009 14:36:23
    Do they make it easy to navigate menus using the controller? Any other advantages the mouse would have other than speed and accuracy, something I never usually have a problem with using the controller.
  • thedaveeyres 16 Nov 2009 15:04:23 10,875 posts
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    Navigating the menu's is very easy, yes. There's a menu on the right trigger that lets you issue edicts, change the game speed etc... and the yellow button opens the build menu. It took me a while to get used to the controls, but I don't think they are difficult or fiddly.

    The only real advantage a mouse would offer is speed.

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  • Deleted user 16 November 2009 15:11:49
    HMMM.

    Spent so much on 'stuff' lately. Do I neeeed this? Hmm.
  • Lexx87 16 Nov 2009 15:12:37 20,869 posts
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    What else is money for other than stuff! Go for it.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • thedaveeyres 16 Nov 2009 15:13:39 10,875 posts
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    Depends if you have a chilled-out 'thinker' on the go. I'm all done with Civ Rev, so I needed this. :p

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  • Deleted user 16 November 2009 15:13:56
    Lexx87 wrote:
    What else is money for other than stuff! Go for it.
    Oh I dunno. Eating. Paying rent. Having gas and electricity. Buying a flat. Having driving lessons.

    Plus I haven't played Batman (unfinished) or ODST (unfinished) in weeks, nor even DJ Hero in the last week...
  • Lexx87 16 Nov 2009 15:14:35 20,869 posts
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    Well. Owen. You want it. You'll keep wanting it and end up getting it anyway. So just get it.

    Speak the truth hussy!

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