Well, it's hard to explain, but this game just gives me creeps. Not bad ones, though. It's just as it's supposed to be. Why 9/10? Well, it's too realistic at times, and you could finish failing a year in college (like I did...)
Anyway, great game, and you can see sid meiers fingers here again. His genious just impresses me. Great graphics, beautifull sound, and great playability.