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Farming Simulator 2012
I've got a brand-new combine harvester
by Mark Brown 1/8/2012
Product: Farming Simulator 2012
Publisher: Astragon Software
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Simulation
Players: 1
File size: 15.6MB
Version: Europe
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If you're anything like me, your first reaction to the name Farming Simulator 2012 will be to laugh. "I wouldn't want to be a farmer in real life!" you'll say, "so why would I want to be one in a video game?"

And you're right, of course. All the vehicles move at an excruciatingly slow pace, there's loads of waiting around for crops to grow, and the basic mechanics are tiresome and repetitive.

You get stuck in this loop of tilling the land, planting seeds, watering your saplings, harvesting your crops, and schlepping them across the countryside to a vendor. There are a few extra-curricular activities - basic side missions, hay baling, and slurry production - but that's about all there is to it. ...
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Farming Simulator 2012 is slow, repetitive, ugly, and dull. But that doesn't mean it's not a relaxing and often addictive little diversion, too
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 8
Overall: 6
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