So I have played Tropico 4 for a week now. I play the sandbox because I think that's the best way to learn to play a game.
My first island was Santa Clara.
After beginning the campaign: I discover I am on Santa Clara! OK this is good because I have practiced.
Here is how the game goes:
I get to 2019!! and I am still not winning. What is going on? Have I won?
Oh wait: Because I choose pure Communism, I deliberately ignore everything the church demands. Therefore the game does not progress because I have not hired 4 priests.
What is this idiocy?? I do this then suddenly the game proceeds and drops many tasks on me. Build 3 apartments: I have 14 apartment blocks already built!
Build a nightclub: I have a marina, 2 luxury hotels, a yacht, 2 nightclubs,
an art gallery, 6 pubs, 10 restaurants and 4 gourmet restaurants.
Oh wait hahaha... I have TWO nighclubs so why am I having to build another???
Similarly; my populations is 380 people. I have built enough houses, apartment blocks and condominiums for everyone and I still have empty accomodation everywhere on the island.
I find families living in shacks literally beside half empty apartment blocks with air conditioning.
Are they completely stupid or does my nation need a housing allocation office??
And if I get that, how the hell do I allocate housing based on education/ employment status? Why cannot I click on a citizen and assign them housing? I am sick of seeing farmers build shacks beside farms surrounded by empty apartment blocks and seeing my soldiers and professors commute across the
island while a farmer's family lives right outside their work building.
Lastly; If I chose to be a female Presidente, who is that man masquerading as me on the radio all the time?