When i was a younger lad i spent alot of time playing theme hospital, and i played it alot. This game is pretty similar, but without the quirky gimmicks, and has had a great improvement in the graphics department.
The storyline of Hospital Tycoon, was however quite short and once you develop a good strategy , easy.
And as it doesn't have a multiplayer component this game doesn't having lasting value.
But nonetheless i recommend that you buy this game as it is good value for money, and will keep you entertained for a while.
Not as good as theme hospital but almost there