Summary: i remember getting this game at the dollar tree when i was a kid and it was one of my fav games; great easy to follow story line, fantastic gameplay, the characters are memorable, the level design is amazing, and the final boss didn't leave me wishing it were better. all in all its a perfect game with perfect gameplay.
Summary: I saw this in the bargain bin, so I thought, why not give it a shot. I love RTS games and business sims. This is neither. There is no strategy, there is no challenge, there are no real objectives. All you do is plop down businesses in accordance with the demographic data in the area. You can't set prices. You can't choose products. You can't raise or borrow money. You have no OPERATING COSTS for pete's sake!
Summary: This was not a good game at all. It is old and accomodates old graphics cards and drivers and not the ones used today. I think it is time for the seller to retire this, throw it out and cut your losses befoer they get a reputation for selling old stuff that does not work well.
Pros: Many different varieties of buildings, businesses and the ability to add some items to your buildings is pretty awesome.
Cons: It gets laggy on my pc when there is a plethora of new yorkers on the street, even though i meet the recommended system requirements. Gameplay can get repetitive after 1-2 hours of playing. Buggy when quitting game.
Summary: As tycoon games go, this one's pretty mediocre, all right. However, what's really fun about it is not the recreation, but instead the re-creation, in loving detail, of Manhattan Island. Is New York the quintessential nice place to visit but you wouldn't want to live there? Perhaps so. It was fun decorating Liberty Island. It was fun opening businesses in Greenwich Village. It was fun until it became repetitive, boring and not much fun any more.
Summary: I play games of all types. Being disabled and homebound the majority of the time, I spend all my waking hours on my computer either online or playing a game, sometimes both at once. Reading the other reviews I am seeing people who bought the game thinking it was something it wasn't. It is exactly what it said it was, a business Sim game. You build your businesses, if you get enough of the same kind then you build a headquarters and you make money.
Summary: The basic premise that surrounds this game is almost inrivaled in the world of tycoon games. They really spared no effort creating a game that was full of variations. There are tons of buildings to choose from, and several different regions of Manhatten in which to build, all of which are unique. I started playing this game with extremely high expectations. And those expectations were dashed.
Summary: The game is cool, in and of itself. I love building in NYC. BUT... the problem is that this game shuts down everytime the computer does any sort of automatic update. If Windows wants to update (or any antivirus programs... or any other plethora of programs that want to update every other week on modern computers) it shuts down the game and you lose anything you haven't saved yet. I shouldn't have to shut down ALL automatic updates everytime I want to play the game.
Summary: I enjoy Sim City and had passed by this game on the shelves for a while but finally figured I'd give it a shot. In today's world most people probably know if they like simulation games or not. If you found Sim City a yawn, this is too. If you've managed to learn how to build entire Sim City regions without resorting to cheat codes, then you'll probably enjoy this too but it's not nearly as "challenging" as much as a "challenge" actually applies to either.