I've watched the video and it looks quite cool. It has been a while since I played the last sim city, so I don't know what is reasonable to expect from a game like this (I don't even remember the other one):
- Do you think it is possible to get debt to build stuff? The public debt is an important topic and would be fun.
- Do you think it is possible to opt for a more liberal or socialist approach to your city? This is also a quite hot topic and would be interesting. Public health, education, help to handicapped people, etc. All those would be interesting.
- Do you think it is possible to put different taxes on different activities (or subsidize some) to empower some activities vs others?
Buying and placing things is fun, but I think this sort of decisions would be more interesting. Games give a lot of relevance to decisions (or they say to do), from Black and White to Mass Effect, through many others (Fable, among them). I think this is the type of decisions that would make of Sim City an epic game and a classic, where it could be otherwise just another sim game among many others, the political debate is hotter than ever, or so I think.
Sorry if I seem misinformed, I am, I'm asking for information, maybe the last Sim City did this and much more already, I don't know.