Farming World (Review) PC

Farming World (Review) PC
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Excalibur Publishing, a developer who is world-renowned for their simulations and strategy games, has finally released their latest simulation, Farming World. There have been many farming simulations released over the past couple of years, but none can compare to Farming World.

Instead of just plowing your own fields and maintaining your own crops like in other farming simulators, Farming World’s gameplay has you micro-managing everything from an isometric map. This includes selling your crops and even buying and selling your properties; you also need to purchase a plot of land before you can start farming. Most of the gameplay is spent micro-managing your properties and maintaining your crops and fields. Plus, you have to mark out how big or small you want them to be.

But more importantly, Farming World doubles as a city builder in some ways, as you  have full control over roads, structures and even your fields. Once you have purchased some land, you enter a grid-style overlay where you can purchase your fields based on square footage. But since funds are limited from the start, you are required to spend your money wisely to make an actual profit.

This involves knowing when to purchase equipment such as tractors and harvesters, for example. Purchasing all your vehicles at once is not a wise decision since they all require garage space to store. Without proper storage, you are unable to buy additional vehicles. You also have to worry about the placement of roads, and how they will reach your storage facilities and other agricultural locations.

While it may not seem like it on the surface, Farming World’s gameplay is complex. The micromanagement component has you taking care of everything from bakeries to cattle.  And while running multiple facilities can be overwhelming at times, there is a feature that will automatically feed your cattle and water your crops.

This option saves precious time when it comes to the smaller, tedious jobs.  It’s possible for things to happen if you forget to feed your livestock or water your crops. The auto feature makes micro-managing things a bit easier for the player.

The marketplace happens to be one of Farming World’s best features. Once you have harvested enough crops or slaughtered some cattle, you can use the Market Tab to sell your product. Similar games automatically sell the player’s merchandise without further interaction, but Farming World gives the player control over how its all sold.

As a simulator, Farming World is the best there is as far as farming is concerned. The micro-management system is not only solid, but the gameplay is surprisingly addictive; you can spend hours tilling your fields and caring for your livestock. Gamers looking for a fun simulation will enjoy Excalibur Publishing’s latest farming game; it’s simply the best micro-management simulator currently available for PC.

James ‘Daripp3r’ Pittaro
Platform: PC (Also Available for Mac)

System Requirements:
OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8
Processor: Processor Dual core CPU 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory (GeForce 7600 GT-class equivalent or better)
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound

Developer: Excalibur Publishing
Publisher: Excalibur Publishing
Price: $9.99

Farming World’s Official Website

Review Score
Simple in design and very easy on the eyes.
Authentic sound effects; the type you’d expect to hear on a farm.
Farming Simulator’s micro-management system offers a compelling experience.
Everything you want in a farming simulator all rolled up into one; it’s an unforgettable experience.
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