When you first get this game, you will think "wow, this is awesome!". with the totally new gameplay, graphics, sounds, styles, ect., you just can't wait to play it. i have to admit, it was at first something i thought i would never regret buying. but after a while, it seems to turn into more of a day job than a game (even though it's always a little more fun lol). you have to keep all the groups and types of people satisfied and keep within a strict budget (there is a sandbox mode, though). and there's parts where you just wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and nothing really happens in your city. Of course, it's fun to create your own town or city with pretty much anyone or anything you want.
I can't really say wether to buy this game or not, it just depends on what you like and what you don't, but you should probably rent it first.
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