i was really amazed to see how far this series has come
The graphics in this game are so detailed, i was expecting graphics similar to '2000'. everything is so clear, you can see the houses and the people and the cars all doing there thing. The whole landscape looks fantastic, especially when flying over it in a jet.
Theres not much of a story here except build a thriving city. You can get big scyscrapers from all over the world. You can even get a secret military base and toxic waste dump.
The gameplay is truly extraordinary. You can now fly planes and drive cars (if you have the rush hour expansion pack). You can pick your own place on the map and modify the hell out of it until you happy with it. You can pretty much do whatever you want.
You can hear all the noises a big city should make. there are the toots of the cars horns, the swooping of jumbo jet flying over head, and even the people voices.
There is a tonne of replay value here. You can play for hours and come back and play for even longer. This game will keep you addicted.
If you loved the original 'Sim city' games, then you should definatley give this a whorl. It will definatley be worth your while.