Avault writes: "City-building strategy games are a dime a dozen in the PC realm, but on the consoles they still represent a minor niche at best. Part of this is the control scheme. A mouse and keyboard becomes an extension of the strategic-minded player’s mindset, while controllers lack the sheer number of inputs needed to tend to every angle of a growing empire at a moment’s notice. Then there’s the target demographic, with the top-tier consoles such as the 360 and the PS3 catering to the fratcore demographic that aims to get their gun on. Running an island nation, a conceit that the recently released Tropico 3 offers, can prove to be a bit too cerebral for the console crowd."