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New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/7/2008 10:31:10 PM   
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Imperium Romanum.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/157410.html

After so many disappointments I have almost given up on finding a
good new City Builder game. This looks promising.

Still playing Tropico. Damn Phil for not making a real sequel :(.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/7/2008 11:10:40 PM   
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Just FYI, Imperium Romanum is made by the same people that did Glory of the Roman Empire. So if you thought Glory was trash, chances are you will think that IR is trash. I hasd some hopes for the game, when I saw it advertised. However, I tried Glory and found it very lacking.

The only good think I can say about Glory was that you could choose, as an option, to have the narrator speak Latin to you. Great way to read the English and hear the Latin - you could probably use it as a learning tool.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 1:03:49 AM   
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i dont know, i thougth glory was decent. especially for ten bucks.  definatly got my moneys worth

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 1:28:39 AM   
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With any luck they learned something from it.

I have to be optimistic :).






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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 10:28:35 AM   
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I don't think anything will ever beat the fun of Tropico. Sim City 4000 doesn't even come close. Tropico is more than just a city builder it is an rpg experience of being el presidente of your own country. Telling the Americanas where they could get off an establishing ones own bananna republic. ;) I had loads of fun putting those who ran against me in jail afterwards or killing off their male offspring lol Naming my population characters was fun also. Seeing which one would last long enough to coup me out of office. I had one game where I lasted 268 years. :) I never could really figure out what the military wanted when I would get those messages that a coup was about to take place if I didn't do something to apease them. Hell, they had the highest salaries, I made sure all the generals lived in the best housing and had casinos and pubs and bordellos all over the place for their recreational enjoyment and nothing ever seemed to stop them from overtaking me in a coup eventually. I think the game is just geared to overthrow you at some point no matter what you do. I always failed pretty good with the environment folks, but, they never really had a large population of voters so who cares how the island looks "the island is a disgrace el presidente" message came up quite often towards the end. lol

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 4:47:45 PM   
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I concur. Tropico was a fun slap in your face banana republic " builder" But Ravin, you failed to mention the exquisite musical soundtracks, all Latin-based, complete with singing mariachis, ( at least, that's how I pictured the band) their music relaxing you as you stood ready to " educate" a radical priest for daring to openly condemn your policies. Then the shot rang out and, poof, no more opposition. ( for a while) Ya know, I think I'll give it a whirl again.
ps: I only lasted about 60 years. Too many rebels...

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 4:55:49 PM   
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Tropico was fantastic.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 6:43:15 PM   
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I'd fogotten all about Tropico so I have just dug it out and installed it.... Just found Tropico 2 Pirate Cove, must be getting old can't even remember getting that....or perhaps it just wasn't very good

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 8:02:54 PM   
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The soundtrack is indeed fantastic. Best soundtrack ever perhaps.
WIth the expansion it got even better.

Tropico 2 wasn't the sequel I wanted. Pirates can be fun but Tropico was such
an unique idea that it was well worth investigating further.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 8:34:53 PM   
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Btw. To those who played Tropico. Did you play scenarios or
always in sandbox mode? I recently re-started and thought I would finally try
out the scenario play.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 9:54:13 PM   
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Lol never played a scenario, always setup my own games and dossier. I liked the uneducated military KGB type installement...took a bite out of liberty, but, I had no crime. lol And yeah the music is excellent. I like that regay (have no idea how to spell it) type music. Only songs missing were like "In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle the Lion SLeeps tonight aaah aaah aaaah aaaaaah or whatsatother one.....the one they sang in Beetlejuice?

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 11:04:06 PM   
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DAAAAY Me say DAAAY OH! Daylight come and me wanna go home. Day... me say day me say day me say daaay oh..
Daylight come an... me wanna... gooo home.

The music was written and preformed by Daniel Indart, a pretty well-known songwriter in certain circles. The music was not technically reggae, which is Jamaican, but heavily influenced by Dominican music, which has a more latin flair (obviously Jamaica is more inspired by African styles).

I liked Tropico, and every now in then I get the craving to play it. The only major thing about it was all that digging. It literally could take years of digging, which crippled your building economy, to build that airstrip. And I never could really figure out how to take advantage of the airstrip to the best of its abilities. Importing labor became annoying too (not nearly annoying as having to constantly kidnap people in Tropico 2). With some UI improvements, a better sense of "how much food do I need to feed my people" and other such feedback, and a graphical update, a Tropico-like game today would be excellent (although the visuals hold up exceptionally well today). To me, Tropico is the closest thing to a pure society sim next to the very ugly and very free Dwarf Fortress.

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RE: New hope for fans of City Builders? - 2/8/2008 11:37:27 PM   
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YEAH that's it Day OH! haha that would be kewl to have in Tropico....wonder if there's a way we can put in music files into it? EHH OOH?

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WE/I WANT 1:1 or something even 1:2 death animations in the KOIOS PANZER COMMAND SERIES don't forget Erik! ;) and Floating Paratroopers We grew up with Minor, Marginal and Decisive victories why rock the boat with Marginal, Decisive and Legendary?



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