Farming Simulator 17

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a game by Giants Software
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Farming Simulator 17
Farming Simulator 17
Farming Simulator 17
Farming Simulator 17

It may have taken a while, but Farming Simulator 17 is the game I always wanted this series to be. Is it perfect? Well, no. Is it making groundbreaking changes to the formula? Well, no again, but it does what it does better than the other games that came before it and I had a fun time spending many hours building the best damn farming empire the city had ever seen.

Mo Farms, Mo Problems

The idea of the game is the same and I actually think we could be talking about Farming Simulator 2084 and apart from the flying tractors, we would still be talking about how the goal is to build your farm up from a small humble farm. To a massive one that has multiple bits of land and dabbles in everything going to make the big bucks. Farming Simulator 17 is still the same game in that regard, but it gives you more ways to make fat stacks of cash!

Get Back To Work

Much of what you will be doing is taking care of crops. With this game though, you now have more things that you can do to help. As well as having new types of crops to plant. You can do stuff like fertilize the fields, get rid of weeds, and so on. This makes things more involved, breaks the game up, and also makes it more interesting. From my point of view, this added extra work made me more invested in my farm.

There is always something you need to do in Farming Simulator 17 and I like that. The game still has a very slow and deliberate pace, but as soon as you finish doing one thing, you can bet that there is something else that needs your attention. Selling crops is more interesting this time around as you have different buyers who will want different stuff.

Get The Slop Bucket

I liked how you had animals to look after in the mobile game that came out before this and that is continued here. You now have pigs to take care of as well. I liked this as you have to make sure they are fed and that their home is to their liking. Of course, we all know what will happen to these pigs, but it is best not to think about that.

A Few Good Hands

One thing that this series is known for is the dumb AI of the workers you can hire and Farming Simulator 17 is no different. It is kind of weird as some of the farming equipment is very complex and they can do that no problem. However, smaller tasks can be completely thrown into chaos if there is just the slightest thing blocking their way. I found that having just a couple of workers to help out made all the difference in the world. Any more than that and the micromanaging would be a pain in the butt!

8

So far, Farming Simulator 17 is my favorite game in the series. Yes, I get that you could say not a great deal has changed. However, it does look better, features way more farming machinery and I like how there are way more missions to do so you always have something to keep you busy. If I had to suggest a game for someone new to the series to jump into, I would say go for this one and skip the ones that came before it.

Pros:

  • Many new brands of farming machinery to use
  • I liked taking care of the animals
  • It always feels like there is a job for you to do
  • The game overall feels more fun this time around
  • The visuals have been improved over the last game

Cons:

  • Your AI workers are still kind of dumb
  • It once again takes a while to get into

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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