It is really sad that so many fans spend thought and effort posting suggestions which can never make it past the legal and marketing departments of game publishers. Perhaps it is even more sad that Kalpyso doesn't make the effort to explain why such suggestions are a waste by posting just a brief notice.
Entertainment Software Rating Board
Pan European Game Information
Voluntary rating systems adopted by the video game industry, such as the ESRB rating system in the United States and the PEGI rating system in Europe, that are aimed at informing parents about the types of games their children are playing (or are asking to play). Certain game publishers’ decision to have controversial games rated seems to show that they are not targeted at young children. They are rated by the ESRB as "Mature" (M) or "Adults Only" (AO) in the US, or given British Board of Film Censorship (BBFC) ratings of 15 or 18 in the UK. The packaging notes that these games should not be sold to children. In the US, ESRB ratings are not legally binding, but many retailers take it upon themselves to refuse the sale of these games to minors. In the UK, the BBFC ratings are backed up by law, so it is actually illegal to sell the game to anyone under the indicated age, and many UK retailers go beyond that and also enforce the PEGI ratings, which are not backed up by law. [changed]
The PEGI system was developed and based on existing rating systems in Europe and is supported by the majority of relevant Member State Government Agencies. A wide range of academics, consumers and other stakeholder groups have been involved in the drafting of the assessment form and the shaping of the organisation in order to meet varying cultural standards and attitudes across the member states.
The Netherlands Institute for the Classification of Audio-visual Media (NICAM) is the administrator of the PEGI scheme. As long established and highly regarded institute, NICAM has many years of experience in rating audio visual material and has provided advice during the development of the PEGI scheme. NICAM checks 3+ and 7+ licenses on a random basis and, reviews with help of the Video Standards Council (VSC), NICAM’s agent in the UK, all games with a proposed rating from 12+ onwards. Consumers who disagree with a rating can contact the administrator and file a complaint.
The PEGI rating system is a voluntary system but almost all publishers of interactive software support it. Game retailers usually require their products to be labelled by PEGI and, consequently, develop pressure on publishers to join the system. This has ensured that the vast majority of the games market is now covered.
No game publisher with an eye to a mass market is going to ignore these review and rating institutions. Simply, that means that there is not going to be illegal drug trafficking in Tropico. In fact, you are lucky to have bars with alcohol.
All this is not a secret; you can look it up for yourself.