FarmVille 2: Country Escape
FarmVille 2: Country Escape review
Virtual farms are a special kind of fun, maybe something similar to robot pets; the phenomenon of digital urban life. Farmville by Zynga is probably the best farming game so far, coming from Facebook Gameroom to our mobile devices. So you can have your own farm in your pocket; maybe not for profit, but for good recreation anyway!
A farmer’s life starts when you inherit an uninhabited farm, forgotten and depressed. But still, it can be fixed and developed to bring you some profit. You start with a little: a well to get water from, some wheat fields, apple trees, and abandoned land around.
So take care of it all! Your fields and trees need watering, so later you can harvest and negotiate. There is a board for selling your harvest, so you gradually collect money and gain experience to unlock more units and fields for your farming activity. When you, say, purchase a cow, you’ll need to feed it and milk it. Milk can be sold or used for making cookies, alongside with flour you can make with a windmill.
Gradually your farm grows, and you unlock more and more innovations. But don’t forget to take care of what you already own! Look at your fields, your trees, your animals, your stats to see what’s up, and react! The developers added lots of possible farming activities.
Though now the game is independent, it still can be connected to your Facebook. So you can show off your farm to your friends, trade with them, send and receive gifts, share pictures of your farm, and communicate any other possible way.
Your farm begins as a real quiet place, surrounded by forests and wild fields, sea and swamps, and then you build it up. Every object looks just great, from small wheat fields to animal farms and coasts. The designers provided various biomes in this small world for you to enjoy.
Zoom in if you want to take a closer look. Zoom out to glance at your whole domain. Enjoy high-quality graphics on your phone or tablet; it brings nothing but delight. A look can explain why this type of games is so extremely popular in the 2010s.
General Impressions 8/10
Though there should be no problems with controls after going through the tutorial, there are some. Sometimes control elements disappear from the screen, and the only way to get them back is to relaunch the game. Luckily, that doesn’t happen often.
If you connect your account to Facebook, your progress is stored there. So if you somehow abandon your FarmVille, and then decide to return, your farm will be waiting for just the way you left it. By the way, why not. It’s not the kind of game to spend countless hours at (though some players do). It’s rather something meditative, a little escape from your urban environment, breathing freshly and naturally.