PC Gamer’s Tropico 5 Review Invites Us Into Paradise
If you’re a fan of the legendary Sims franchise, you probably know all about Tropico. It’s basically The Sims in paradise, although there are a few significant alterations. The question is: Which review should you read? There are lots of avid PC fans weighing in.
Well, perhaps you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that PC Gamer’s analysis is one of the best currently available.
Critic Phil Savage invites the reader into the paradise he attempted to create in the game, and it’s both amusing and informative. When reviewing simulators, it’s important to relate your personal experience because all sims hinge on player involvement. Very often, you get out what you put in.
In this case, we get an educated, entertaining review from a critic who “put in” plenty and emerged with an accurate evaluation.
Why We Like It:
— Above all else, the critic keeps us involved throughout. This is accomplished by providing us with a mixture of personal experience and deep expertise.
— The reviewer accepts that the game uses a tried-and-true formula, but he doesn’t necessarily see this as a drawback. Too many critics these days want every last game to change its core appeal, and that doesn’t make much sense.
— At the same time, the critic isn’t afraid to ask for more of an evolution. See, it’s this sort of balance to which all reviewers should aspire.