This game is great for those of us who enjoy just to manage the transport aspect of a city, and for those of us who love efficiency. The game is not a city builder in the traditional sense--you can build roads and expand your cities around them, but that isn't the primary focus of the game. That being said, there are some pretty serious challenges to the game, and the mechanics as well. I do have several concerns with the game in general, but I'll get to those in a bit.
Here's a breakdown:
-Seriously challenges you to be efficient
-Engine is good
-Large variety of possibilites, you can make your own city, workshop is available too
-Variety of transportation methods
-Building engine is easy to use and cool
-Game is DLC-Based
-Stops are unrealistic---vehicles leave without being full when people are obviously running to the stop.
-Cars are stupid: they do not take advantage of multiple lanes going to the same place.
-Height of buildings are not realistic (It maxes out at about 35 stories).
-When building new roads, game is prone to developing tons and tons of elementary and high schools, forcing the player to demolish them so houses can be built.
-People are stupid: all vehicles yield to them--ALWAYS.
-Traffic lights make no sense
-No easy way to make central hubs.
-No control over individual lanes in roads.
-No right turn on red.
All you really need to get money in a game is one good Metro line, then you can just hit fast forward for tons of money.
I like the game, but it gets boring and repetitive very quickly. Even with all of the DLC, it's really easy to just fall into the same rut over and over again. The game does a good job for those of us who enjoy city management, however that aspect of the game is fairly half-baked and automated. The content leaves a lot to be desired.
I do not reccommend the game to any of my friends.