As expected, I had to try pretty hard to resist the temptation to play hard for the first few hours and steamroll through the early stages of the game. I had a lot of fun just watching my city grow though, and thinking about how I would post this entry - trying to tell some of the stories along the way. This entry covers about 2.5 hours of playtime.
I love the blank slate the best. I seem to enjoy the thoughts of what I might build as much as the actual act of building something. There is a lot of opportunity here (another great city name) and potential for a pretty nice outskirts of what will eventually be a major city.
The first residents of Expectations were pretty excited to move into their new town. The land is beautiful and with the highway not far, Expectations is a town with an amazing amount of potential! It wasn't long before the town was quickly growing and its needs grew. A coal power plant was built because even though wind power is a great idea - its not very practical for a quickly growing city. I've promised the residents to do away with it as soon as it is possible and replace it with cleaner energy. The first basketball nets and schools officially signaled that the town was ready for families.
It wasn't long before our 1000th resident moved into Expectations. Honestly, we aren't sure Mr. Wilson knew he was lucky number 1000. When the Expectations Welcoming Committee arrived on his doorstep with balloons and his complimentary bison meat gift pack, he was a little taken aback. After accepting his bison meat and balloons, he promptly told everyone to get off his lawn and went back to his Cheers marathon watching.
In the end, Expectations has grown exceptionally well. It is a nice cozy town with all the safety and amenities one needs to live and thrive. Who knows what the future holds, but Expectations are on the rise!