Tero Kuittinen for Fox News:
The ambitious goal of having SimCity populated by “real people” may thus be backfiring quite spectacularly — partly because the Sims don’t act rationally, but also because of the complications of trying to find the shortest route to nearest job, home or school in the most rudimentary way.
All of this sort of reminds me of The Architect (and Agent Smith) in The Matrix trilogy explaining to Neo that their first simulations of Earth failed because they were too perfect and the humans rejected them.
As a long-time SimCity diehard (who is holding out for the Mac version) is all pretty disappointing to hear. Of course, not all the reviews are bad — some are positively glowing (though be sure to read the updates).