This kind of variation, and the gradual opening up of more and more aspects of the game as you play, is an excellent way of holding the player's attention as they progress.
As you might expect given the setting of the game and the nature of the first title in the series, Tropico 2 is a game with a healthy sense of humour and a welcome willingness to poke fun at itself.
So be wary of lazy crew members and rogue waves, for they could all herald disaster for you, your crew, and your vessel.
Microsoft released some brief game play footage, and though there isn’t a huge amount, the game looks like it’s tons of fun.
Just don't become a real-life Somali pirate and say that videogames taught you to do it, ok? There's plenty of speech in the game, and it's littered with clichd pirate sayings [a bit like this review, then -Ed] and tongue-in-cheek comments.The thought processes of some of your captives and pirates are occasionally hilarious, and the whole style of the game is - dare we say it - slightly reminiscent of Lucas Arts' Monkey Island games, with cheesy pirate paraphernalia around every corner. E3 2016 is going strong, so we are all full to bursting with amazing bits of news about new consoles and new games coming our way in the future. While that might be more than enough pirate-speak for everyone, we’ve got some pretty awesome stuff coming in the land of pirate games.
Obviously the central single player campaign offers differing objectives which increase in complexity as you move through the missions, but even in the "sandbox" free-form gameplay mode, you gradually find your objectives changing as you play.