Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Democratizing Dictatorship: Tropico 3

I thought that I would comment on the political elements of a god game this week, so I reviewed Tropico 3. The game as a dictatorship simulation is well suited of course to political discussion, though one would think all god games tend towards allowing for an experience of playing with absolute power (you do play a god after all. Nevertheless, Tropico 3, unlike many other sims of this sort, is actually more revelaing about the limitations of a singularity of vision in ruling because of its tendency to focus on the way that others' interests tend to distract from such a singular focus.

To read more:

Democratizing Dictatorship: Tropico 3

No comments:

Post a Comment