Those who enjoy the SimCity games, maybe even Ages of Empires, will enjoy this. It focus on building a strong economy while catering (or disregarding) requests from political factions each with their own agenda. The game play is comical and pokes fun at Communism/Dictatorship governments. Natural disasters can be a pain if aren't financially prepared for them. Over all, the game can be as complex as you want, by using the wide variety of money making structures, or simple by finding a set amount of buildings that work for your style and repeat your pattern throughout the campaign mode.
Once you start playing this game, you will find yourself roped in. Be willing to step out of your shell and try some "shaddy" steps with the faction leaders! Welcome to the Mafia!!! You will love this game, if you don't, you probably shouldn't be playing city sims.