Tropico 6 - New Frontiers
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Tropico 6 – New Frontiers is an extension to the popular sim game normally occupying itself with a tropical island. Instead of building a tropical island however, you’ll be taking to the stars with this new sci-fi twist. The new extension lets you build rockets and shoot for the moon—or mars—in a number of space oriented goals. The expansion gives you 5 new missions to complete as well as 9 new buildings.
As with the base game Tropico 6, there’s also a heavy political angle to these missions. You want to build a space station as fast as possible to beat the competition. Once you reach Mars you can use that new world to expand your territory, or to dump off enemy politicians.
This is overall a great direction for the game to head in. While it’s not quite there yet, the missions have an overarching storyline to them, and are heading towards campaigns rather than mere missions. If development continues in this way, the game could be reaching a new peak.
Not Appropriate for Children
The developers of Tropico 6 – New Frontiers are well aware that their game is not suitable for children. The game has references to drugs, mild violence and language. It’s rated T for Teen, and should probably be the older side of teens not the younger side.
If you’ve played the original game you’re probably aware of this by now, but if you’re new and looking at a gift for a child, this is not the right game for that.
Lots of Bugs
Unfortunately, just like the original Tropical 6, the expansion New Frontiers is no stranger to bugs. Most of these bugs can be worked around, but some of the more serious ones can’t. As an example one player attempted to build a tunnel, but one side failed to build. It was then impossible to demolish it, leaving a half-baked tunnel permanently on the game map.
This is just one example of many, many bugs found in the game. The original game also has a huge amount of bugs in it however, so if you’re coming to the expansion familiar with the original game you’ll know pretty much what to expect. The developers seem to keep their focus on new innovations and finding more to add to the game, with less focus on a smooth experience and reducing bug count.
Although the game offers enough to make solo play fun, you can also play it with friends. The game allows up to 4 players to join you.
Fans of Tropico 6 are familiar with the games ups and downs. If you’re a fan of the series despite its flaws, this is a fun new twist on the game. If you’re new to the Tropic 6 franchise, New Frontiers may be a disappointment. The game has a lot to offer in terms of imagination and gaming, but it comes at the price of some serious glitches.
- New missions and buildings
- Solid pricing for what you get
- Very buggy