Having visited the official Simcity website and viewed the videos I have discovered that the game would be fantastic in all it's glory with one exception. You are required to have a persistent internet connection whilst playing the game. If EA decided that they would de-activate their servers in the future, the game would become useless. This could be the biggest letdown feature of the game. Hopefully EA will decide to change this feature before the game is release or a patch in the future to make the game playable offline in the future.