As a part time game player I enjoy the game overall. I read the article in CPU magazine and downloaded the game immediately.
Now for my comments which are limited to the PC version.
The latest patch has improved graphics and faster run speed. Researching nearly everything is a giant pain. I have limited time for game play, although my wife would not agree, and the earlier versions gave me the tools I needed to play faster. Now resources are much more scarce and research fails to deliver a reasonable return on my time investment. Speaking of research the need to research most of the standard use items is troubling.
Overall the latest update shows the ongoing effort in programming is providing a better game play experience. I will continue to play, although it will take me considerably more time to accomplish the game goals.