Nice game, but please learn how Mayors run their cities before playing this game
It is a nice game, because it has very cool graphics and a great concept, though according to Wikipedia, it was "...rather rushed.".
However, the lesson I have learn from this game is that before you build massive welfare project, you have to deal with debt and taxes first and to maintain a stable economic growth.
In my several cities, I have tried to build and maintain welfare for all and make sure that I keep law and order, but eventually, I plunged my cities into financial chaos multiple times.
If you want to play this game, one thing you should remember is, as I mentioned before, to slowly build and progress through rather than immediately build things. Otherwise, it is a pretty nice game.