I have played some farming simulations in the past, and many of them have been slow moving, or have time requirements that are just far too unrealistic. Farm to Fork is none of those things, and is one of the most refreshing farming sims I have come across in a very long time. You start off as four fresh young dudes with a failing farm that just needs a new opportunity to get your goods into a new market. One is considering the situation as he checks out the bags of wheat and the loaf of bread he has been nomming on while is buddies are having a spell of financial depression. The light bulb goes on, and soon the farmhouse is a production area where the freshest ingredients right from the farm become bread, salads, and so much more to bring variety to this little farm. Read more...(278 words, 31 images, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Alawar Games gave this game the wrong title. It should be called Farming Frustration, and it is exactly that! After trying this game out again, I remembered why I can’t stand the Alawar Games Farm Frenzy series. The challenges are unrealistic, and the goal they set for each level are pretty much impossible when you have crap to work with and there is some kind of loud, destructive bear squad attempting to destroy everything you’ve worked for on that level. I did not get very far along in this game, but I don’t think I could stand to have it wasting space on my machine for more than thirty minutes. I could stand so much chicken chasing, water trough filling, powdered egg manufacturing, and panda bear chasing! Let’s not even go there with that tiny transport thing they call a truck with a hamster wheel for an engine! Read more...(264 words, 31 images, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Red Dead Redemption is set in the Wild West. This game is in the early 1900’s. This was the time when the outlaw way of life was dying off. This game have two games. They are Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.
Red Dead Redemption begins in 1911, where John Marston was a outlaw. He is changing his life around, helping people and families. He came to the West to bring his old gang friend to justice. Marston was in the gang. Marston agrees and sets off to track Bill Williamson, who now runs his own gang. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is about zombies out in the wild west. I wish they had put vampires in that game, too. If they had vampires and zombies that would be a scary and dark game right there. It would be like . They only put zombies in this game instead. Read more...(348 words, 34 images, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
We did review the original TV Farm awhile back, and it was cute, but there have been many changes in this sequel. Kawaii-ness gives over to efficiency to make for a far more enjoyable game. Mary, out hostess, has become far more comfortable with her job, and now we don’t focus on working through the season so much as working with different kinds of terrains and climates.
We start with a temperate heartland, then work our way through deserts, jungles, and even arctic conditions to grow crops and make goods for the farmers’ markets, like flavoured popcorns, salsa, and even wine. There are many variations and directions this farm experiment can go in, and the changes are a very good thing. Your technology builds as your farms do, and you go from growing simple staples like corn and tomatoes to more exotic fruits and vegetables, and use them all. To get upgrades for your machines and transports, you earn tech points and certain amounts of points can be used to make your machines and workers faster and stronger. TV Farm 2 was created with a far wiser kind of gameplay than TV Farm, and it works well. The only downside was the unrealistic time frames to do the tasks to earn a gold star for the levels in. Once you find the pattern, it gets easier, so try to be patient through the first few levels.
I don’t mind watching weather reports. Especially in these days here in Florida when fires are common during May. Now to be able to control the weather is a great thing, but in Weather Lord you seem to be doing it far all the wrong reasons. Leave it to Alawar Games to give us yet another! Sheesh! A farming simulator… Don’t they have enough of these variations on a theme?
So in this silly sim, we don’t buy seeds and supplies, but we buy clouds, sunshine, wind, and combine them to make various weather patterns that we take over to little farms and orchards to help them grow. We also fuel green energy by using solar power, and turbines. This helps us gather building materials to upgrade the farms and weather stations. While this is a fun little green game, the music will make you sleepy, and repetitive movements of combining these little elements over and over again gets tiresome. While we are nowhere near having the power of Storm, if we did, I’m sure this game would have been much more fun. For now, I’ll keep wishing for real rain to put out the fires while I look for a better game to play.