NOT FOR ME
I did not care for the whole "try to be cool" factor. I missed all the little details of micromanaging my Sims entire existance (I could do that better than managing my own!) The mini-games for employment sounds like a good idea in theory - get rid of the tedium of waiting for your sim to come home from work. But in practice they become very old and boring in very short order.
The graphics were good, but I did not like the lack of options in creating my "Urb".
Sound was comparable to other Sims games.
If you are an absolute hardcore Sims fan, this might be for you, and even if you are a casual Sims player, it is certainly worth a rental. But for my money, I will wait until "The Sims 2" is released for consoles.