Many of the Farm Frenzy games pretty much play the same way, and if it were not for the fact that I am doing reviews on these casual games, I most likely would not play this series. Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age runs the same formulae, but instead of working the fields, we are working a penguin farm in the Arctic. We gather penguin eggs, make them into egg powder, and bake goodies from them, fight off predators,and even bring in other species of penguins to farm feathers. We have other animals we can buy to help us, and we even get some help from some Ice Age mammoths.
It is a new setting, but the same gameplay, harvest eggs, catch predators, in this case, polar bears, and sell the goods. Each level has new challenges, but it is pretty much just another Farm Frenzy with a coat of winter white paint, and trying to beat the time allotted is still just as frustrating as it has been with the other Farm Frenzy games. Alawar Games and Melesta really need to come up with something new, because these multiple variations on a theme are not really looking or working all that differently. Maybe it’s time to do another hidden object mystery, because these little time management puzzles are making me bored. So, Happy Thanksgiving. I’m going to go bake some bread and pumpkin tarts, and hopefully, I’ll be more satisfied with today’s dinner than I was with Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age.