Another big waste of my money. If you want a good city building sim, try what's been actually proven to be a good one, aka Sim City. The makers of this game were trying too hard to be different and yet bring something new and wonderful to the table. I found City Life to be the most boring game I've played EVER, not to mention the stupid instruction thing constantly telling me to build more houses when I don't even have the ones I built filled up with people. The mechanics themselves are simple in some areas, but in most it's complicated and a tad broken. Building a diverse sub-urb with buildings and things every "social culture" could like and not fight about was difficult enough. Imagine my anger when none of the people I built houses, infrastructure, and businesses for ever showed up. My town quickly became home to only one particular group of people simply because I was not able to attract anyone else besides super fanatical hipsters who's lifestyles are akin to people who live in rough built tin houses. With my patients wearing thin, I decided to make one last effort to make something out of the game and built a strip club, which even though was completely futile, was a little hilarious to be able to construct. "Lol, a strip club?" Were my exact thoughts, alongside "Why are there no blue collar people working at my blue collar beer factory?" and the long time award winner "Why is there no one manning the hospital?" Which btw, I had constructed so that the blue collars could work alongside the people I'm now refering to as "The Red Faction" because of their hideous, and often tacky display of red in their models and buildings. Who also, no matter how often I tried, fought with every ♥♥♥♥ing group I had put next to them. Eventually I scrapped the town and tried again, this time starting out with the blue collars and the have nots (basically homeless people, because why not?). This town also went to the scrap pile when NO ONE ♥♥♥♥ING SHOWED UP. being 19,000 dollars in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I came up with a new plan. Build affordable housing and infrastru-....oh riiiight, that didn't work before, why would it work now? Well, off to the scrap yard again!
Anyway, long story short, with the game constantly telling you to build houses for all eternity, random fights breaking out between social groups, and buildings costing everything you have with no one wanting to work for their freely given cozey houses, I quickly panicked in blind fury trying my best to find the "Burn everything to the ground with a random, but oddly planned out meteor attack" button or perhaps the age old favorite, "Kill everything with a tornado." That last one was always my favorite when ever I played Sim City. Facinating when all your problems can just go away when God sends you a lovely gust of wind so you can start fresh and forget all your troubles. Ahhhhhhh....wonderful.