Excerpt: "The French novelist Alphonse Karr wrote, “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. This is true for Tropico 5. For as feature-rich, improved, beautiful it is, the new additions that make it different from it’s predecessors, still ends up feeling awfully similar when you actually sit down to play it.
Tropico 5‘s list of changes are many. The first thing you’ll notice upon starting a new game is there aren’t any prefabricated personas to take on. No longer are you able to play as Fidel Castro, Eva Peron, Che Guevara, etc. You may think this takes away from the personality or charm of the series, but it’s those who surround you during your rule that fill in that gap. You now create your own character, with many zany clothing and hair options. This creates the beginnings of your dynasty. As you progress, you can purchase levels using your Swiss bank account to enhance them, let them retire, have children to be heirs who can be added to your dynasty that maxes out for a total of seven slots."