To be honest, I'm mixed about this one, whilst It's really good at capturing the concept of a presidential race, what with negative commercials about your opponent, endorsement from political groups such as the NRA, the game is really well put together, and actually is rather fun and at times, challenging.
That being said, it's rather short, what do I mean by that? Well, I've only played 4.5 hours and I think I've seen every aspect of it so far, yeah, it's not really that long a title, but I'm not going to talk ♥♥♥♥ about it because of its length, I'm just a bit aspiring that a future installation of this will consist of more content.
So, that being said, I'll start explaining what the game is.
You play as a Political candidate from either the Republican or Democratic US parties, the issue here is that there are only two Political parties; limiting the amount of candidates they can have, there are a lot of independent candidates that they could've included into a third party in this game, but they didn't.
Anyway, you can play as anyone from Joe Biden to Thomas Jefferson for the 2012 presidential election, with issues ranging from Obamacare to ICBM defense shields.
You can even create your own candidate, and they do it rather freely and well, for example, if any other company produced this game, they wouldn't let you Create a Candidate named Josef Stalin or Adolf Hitler, but here you can create Adolf Hitler as a Republican candidate and win the race with Running Mate Donald Trump
The game includes everything from media publicity to defaming advertisements, you can advertise how much Obama is against Obamacare, for example.
You can get yourself a little more dough and start fundraising, with States like California and Texas having the highest population and thus the highest amount of people willing to give you their cash so you can create TV ads denouncing Mitt Romney's opinion of Gay Marriage.
Travel to each state to increase your rating there, make ads and give speeches to increase your chance of winning and to increase your foe's chance of losing.
Choose your own running mate, wanna play as Joe Biden and have Obama be your Running mate? Sure pal, do your own thing.
However, the game is rather short, I've won the game on the hardest difficulty numerous times against the stock Candidates, it's rather simple, for its price it's worth it to some regard, but after you beat everything there's nothing left to do besides create Characters with stupid Last names, terrible appeal stats, and watch them go against a legitimate candidate and somehow lose every state including their own.
Do I recommend this game? Sure, but if you're surprised a majority of your time playing this game is spent making Josef Stalin take over the US rather than a legitimate situation, don't be surprised.