Review: Farming Simulator (Nintendo Switch)

Take on the challenges of the modern farmer! Explore a huge open-world, including a detailed North American environment loaded with farming activities, over hundreds of acres of land.

Pros:

  • Graphics have been remarkably upgraded from the detail to the lighting, It is a good looking Nintendo Switch game.
  • 2.7GB Download size.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • Male and female characters to choose from.
  • A handful of uniform colors.
  • All vehicles now have a radio! Listen to rock, Pop or classical as you plow the fields.
  • Performance is really good.
  • Full optional tutorial section. In the game, you have access to a brief overview section.
  • Three save slots.
  • Career difficulty: Easy, Medium and Hard.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Kept the same control scheme so returning players can jump straight in but also not too Alien to new players.
  • Can change the size of the HUD and notifications.
  • Two maps: Gold Crest Valley and Sosnovka. Both have a lot more vibrant and atmosphere to them. Big huge maps with little villages and towns within them.
  • Decent loading times.
  • Hidden collectibles are back and this time they are golden nuggets.
  • Trains! Now you can load/unload your wares with the crane and transport produce at a must faster rate with the train. You get to drive it so all good.
  • Save when you want.
  • Over 250 vehicles from 70 odd manufacturers.
  • Borrow/Repay money with the bank whenever you like.
  • The map can be made bigger, Minimize it or even turn it off completely at the touch of a button.
  • Helpers are back and this time they send you a message when they are done or if they get stuck.
  • Detailed options to customise your game. From currency type to plant growth speed and daylight time. It has an option for just about anything and everything.
  • Stats- a Full breakdown of your performance and what you have done.
  • Farming jobs are wood cutting, Herding animals, Growing and selling crops and taking on missions.
  • Side missions are timed jobs you do for other farmers and can be found on the map in various fields.
  • More life to the game with more people walking about as well as more cars on the road.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Satisfying gameplay.
  • Fits the Nintendo switch perfectly.
  • Two views which are outside the vehicle or the driver’s seat. You can zoom in and out of the out of vehicle view.
  • Authentic sounds and noises.

Cons:

  • Handling is still on the light side and feels way too loose.
  • Collisions are still comical. Hit another car and you can expect to go all over the place. In short, it doesn’t look very realistic.
  • The text is really small, especially on the menus.
  • Reading the map can still be tricky as it is a very busy place with little help.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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