You can tell Political Machine 2012 is a fantasy game by the fact that California isn’t a soothing shade of deep blue. Also, what is Obama doing in Texas? Dude, get out of there. Get your ass to Mars. I mean, Florida. Same difference.
I love the Political Machine games for how they distill Presidential politics to a manageable and simple strategy game in which I can model myself as a candidate and beat Bruce Geryk. I don’t love the last one for how useless the AI was. But fool me once, we can’t get fooled again, etc., etc. The point being that I can’t very well not play a Political Machine game. Political Machine 2012 will be out this summer for $10.