The video game experience, especially on consoles, has come a long way. Nowadays, gamers aren’t content with merely good gameplay or even great graphics. New franchises must break new ground in the realm of interactive fiction or be as good as any real-life competitive sport in the online multiplayer-verse. The charm (and frustration) of a game like Tropico 5 is that it acts like the last decade of gaming never happened. Like we’re all still looking at cartoony board games on our screens in an attempt to replay Parker Brothers' Risk over and over.