There's a big difference between hate and dislike. No one above said they "hate" the game, just that it's a bad game in their opinion and either not worth it at the price the OP mentioned or as others said, not worth it at any price. Which I agree with. Game is a bug filled incomplete mess that isn't worth the time you spend playing it in it's current state.
The game has bugs and is a big let down for SC vets who was expecting more. And rightfully so. This IS the sequel to the decade old SC4. I played the game for a week when it came out in March and havent played it since until recently, having found out they put cheetah speed back in. With that said, yeah, if your a SC fan it can be a let down, and with all of its short comings it can still be a very entertaining game. Been playing for about 4 days straight and have yet had any issues with my city getting erased (like at launch). If you like city builders and played the **** out of SC4 I would say go for it.
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This game just has too many fatal flaws that make it pretty much not even a real SimCity game. It's just a crappy "build a square block of a city" game that doesn't have much depth to it after you play for awhile.