The graphics are pretty good, it's highly addictive and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. If you've ever played the Sims before then you know what to expect. The Karma powers are a cool addition.
My ONLY gripe is my favorite part of these games has always been purchasing a lot and then building a house up from scratch. If there is a way to do that in this game beyond purchasing a lot and then spending the time to demolish everything I didn't see it. But again, that's a very small gripe.
If you don't like Sims games, then you won't like this one. If you do, you'll love it. It did what sequels are supposed to do, keep the good, and add more cool stuff. I gave it a ten because it did everything it was supposed to do as a Sim game and then some.