I put in just over 300 hours before I started to lose interest. I still turn it on but it's hard to be creative given the limited options in terms of maps and terrain. After building a few cities on plots that have hills I just can't bring myself to build a completely flat lot because I find it generic and uninspired.
If it had a terrain editing tool I could easily invest another 300 hours into it. Probably take a small break and come back and invest another 100+ hours regardless.
I think I've put about 60 hours into it so far and I've been enjoying it in relatively small doses. 60 hours of enjoyment is more than I get out of most full price new games, so I'm pretty satisfied. It's buggy and I can think of a number of options I wish it had, but I can also say that about many other games I've played over the last several years. --- Often, when you try too hard to act superior, the opposite occurs.
I'm not satisfied with my purchase because of the bugs & problems.
I think that it could have been the best-in-series without those, and also bigger city sizes.
Maybe fixes + additional content that we deserve for our money will happen, and I can say this game finally beat 3000 IMO. --- Kain: Won't you call for help, doctor? Dr. Lugae: Don't take me lightly or you'll get burned!
Don't think I have posted in this one yet so here it goes:
I've gotten a fair amount of enjoyment out of the game, but also an equal amount of frustration. In fact I don't think I've been this constantly frustrated with a game for quite some time. Same goes for bugs. I don't remember ever playing a game that was this buggy before. The fact that I can still get some enjoyment out of it despite the bugs is a testament to how amazing the game could have been if the bugs were dealt with before launch. I don't really think the enjoyment I've got outweighs the frustration though, so no, I'm not satisfied with the game. --- Brushes with death are like snowflakes; each one is unique, and if you have enough of them you can make a snowman.