This would have been a great game.
If only I could play it for 3 hours on end. The 9.0 score this game would have received would be applicable - if this game was stable. Instead it crashes every 30-45 minutes, which often results in loss of progress (SAVE FREQUENTLY!!!), and, most of all, is very irritating to deal with. Every time it's a runtime error. Making the problem worse is the fact that I can't fill up even 30% of the land without this runtime error occurring; by 20,000 city population, it is terrible to the point I cannot play anymore and must start a new city. This problem appeared in 2008 I believe; I played the game bug-free from Dec 25, 2007 to early 2008.
But I still love the game itself =)