This game plays pretty well 2 players so we (Jeremy and Jy) decided to give it a go. Well, I managaged to lay streetcars in such a way as to secure a mall and a triple res (*2) early. We both threw down parks trying to stump each other, but both times we pretty much missed, although Jeremy did catch me with 2 cards on his park.
Midgame was not too good for Jeremy as I played a factory in 8-zone (where he has 5 cards) and then played a mall up against that factory, and then I played a triple res (*2) in 7-zone, and Jeremy answered with another triple res (*2). We traded churches at the end, but the mall I played were too much:
Jy 155 ?
Jeremy 117 ?
I really like this game, but I have probably played it 25 times by now and it is losing a bit of it's shine as a 2 player game. Multiplayer I still like it a lot, but 2 players just seems to be losing it's appeal for me.
Jeremy even remarked after only his second game, that he thought Big City played better with 3 players. Having said that I happen to know that it is one of the few multiplayer games that also plays well 2 players, so I still think Big City is an awesome game to own.
This was one of my first German games and I still rate this one 4 stars (good game, played often).