I was up to 4:45am playing it last night! The gameplay is excellent and the graphics and animations are the coolest thing I have seen. Anyone ever zoom in close and have the camera follow a train? I cannot believe the stuff I was able to see and the industries with the log cranes loading logs on the cars, awesome. This all said, I think the interface in this game is one of the best I have ever seen. I am glad they done away with the micromanagement and headacts of the other versions. This one is fun and totally completely addicting as heck! I find it alot more enjoyable then any of the previous versions as well as the pop top versions. In fact I never really got into any other railroad tycoon version to much. They all gave me headacts after a while trying to manage a ton of trains on a massive map and after a while started to feel like work and no fun. I have to highly recommend this new railroads! Thumbs way up to sid and firaxis on this one.