Farming Simulator Casual Edition
by Paul Devlin 16/1/2013
Product: Farming Simulator Casual Edition
Publisher: Giants Software
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
While it's the butt of a fair few jokes from action-orientated gamers, the PC Farming Simulator series has been steadily growing a vast crop of fans thanks to its no nonsense, tech-heavy take on the world's second oldest industry.
This mobile version takes an understandably more streamlined approach, but with no animals to tend to and no other players to interact with it's a dry effort that's marred by weak presentation and some grating bugs (like looping music that stubbornly refuses to be turned off).
I've got an un-driveable combine harvester
Basic gameplay involves you planting, harvesting, or selling crops using your trusty tractor and harvester combo, which can be jumped between by tapping an icon, so anyone with a knowledge of Old MacDonald should be to make a modest virtual wheat empire.
This casual spin on the Farming Simulator series has the seeds of a good game, but bland design and clumsy controls mean it doesn't get a chance to grow
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