Out of Eight writes: "A dictatorship is so much easier: no pesky elections to worry about, ultimate authority over your people, and lots of cigars. Of course, it might not be so great for the people, but who cares as long as you a sitting pretty in your ornate palace? Tropico 3, the sequel to 2001's Tropico (because nobody really counts Pirate Cove), simulates the trials and tribulations of maintaining your tropical empire. The series has been directed this time around by Haemimont Games, responsible for personal-favorite Grand Ages Rome. I never got a chance to review the original game, so here were are looking at the recently-released Gold Edition that includes the expansion released in May (apparently, gold takes a while to mint)."