Compared to similar games (Simcity) this game is a let down.
I purchased this game after the developers pulled the multiplayer, which I thought of as a nice touch to the game. It not only allowed you to visit other player's cities but also gave you the option of creating a strong economy by trading with others.
The game lacks where it shouldn't, rather than giving players the ease of doing what they want (like in Simcity) the game gives you trouble, for example, when placing roads.
Save your money and stick with games that have better ratings rather than taking a risk on a "decent" game.