Keep in mind i like this game a lot and it pains me to say that you shouldn't get it because it can be so good. The main problem i find with this game is the house are always on fire and when it gets out of control it get out of control and you lose 6 or 7 house because you had to demolish them which will then lose you popularity with the citizens and they go on roits burning more buildings down and ♥♥♥♥ing everything up. Next is the lack of Enemies when you are on free build and the bad texturing around the border of the map. I would love more of the maps to have barbarians to fight and expand your city, but only 1 or 2 have this and the other is just build and expand with nothing really interfearing and make no effort to add a real challenge. Then the texture problem is glaring and i wish it would be fixed, but that is not going to happen more than likely. I say pick it up on sale and see for yourself, but don't pay too much for it.