Since its release back in 2019, Tropico 6 has had a steady supply of paid DLC’s released, with most of them receiving mixed reviews on Steam, we’ve taken a look at Tropico 6 Festival to see if Kalypso Media have been able to get better reviews this time.
The Party Has Started
As you might have already figured, Tropico 6 Festival DLC is all about festivals, parties, and having a good time, but will players find themselves having as much fun as the Tropican’s in their islands?
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tropico DLC without some oddly named advisor, and the Tropico 6 Festival DLC brings us yet another of these strange people.
This time, Fredrick Ulyssis Norbert Houser, also known as Funhouser joins the game, to help bring fun and parties to the people of Tropico.
Tropico 6 Festival DLC Campaign
Before I purchased the Festival DLC, I took a look at the reviews, considering how much I love the base game, I was curious to see why the latest expansion to Tropico 6 wouldn’t receive the same reception.
What I found was that most people had an issue with the new campaign missions that are included as part of the Festival expansion, with almost all of the bad reviews focusing on the campaign as the reason for the bad review.
I have to admit, once I got into the game and tested the campaign for myself, I can’t say that I had the same issues, I personally found the campaign ran smoothly, was enjoyable, and not particularly difficult to complete, although, the issues might have been patched out since these Steam reviews.
New Tropico 6 Festival Buildings & Features
As you would expect, the new Festival DLC contains both new features and buildings that revolve around giving the people of Tropico a good time.
For those considering picking up Tropico 6 Festival, this is what you can expect from the expansion:
- New festival game mechanic that allows players host several types of festivals that boost different aspects of your game, from productivity to conception rates
- Host 20+ types of festivals with themes from different eras
- Conquer The Boredom, a new scenario-based campaign where it’s your job to ensure your Tropican’s don’t fall victim to mundane life
- Discover 4 new festival areas and 8 new buildings like the Fireworks Factory
- Dance along to 4 new music tracks, tailoring them to your different festivals
- Trial out 3 new edicts including Customer Service, Landry Festivals, and Funhouse Special
- Dress up in your new party outfit with 2 new customization options
There are some nice new features, especially the new festival mechanics, however, I would really like to have seen some more customization options, outfits, and other content in general, for the price, the content felt a little too thin.
While I can understand the bad reviews if people have had issues with the campaign, I cannot say I’ve faced similar issues myself.
At the DLC’s full price I’m not sure it’s worth the money, but on sale, I would say that the Festival DLC is worth picking up, I’ve found myself once again enjoying the content that comes with an expansion, but feel underwhelmed with how little content is included.
Tropico 6 Festival definitely isn’t the worst DLC that has come out, but it’s not the best one either, and while I don’t agree with some of the poor reviews, the overall mixed rating sums up this expansion perfectly, it’s nothing special, but should and certainly could have been.