About The Game
At the beginning, all you have is an empty field, a few pennies and a single little hen... You need to feed the hen and take care of it – then your hen will lay eggs which can be sold! With the money you make, you can buy new animals at the Farmers’ Market and purchase equipment from the Shopkeeper.
My farm is the sort of e-shop game that usually comes in for harsh criticism.
It’s a casual game so therefore in their expert opinion it should never have been released.
This is not an ideology I agree with.
The game is certainly not going to be for everyone (Including me) but that doesn't mean that nobody will like it.
The games starts by telling you how horrible life is in the city and you basically end up leaving to get your own farm.
At this point you're given your given instructions on how everything works and a chicken (well a farmer has to start somewhere) from then on you’ll look after your animals (feed, clean and cure them when sick) sell stock eggs (chickens ) feathers (ducks) milk (goats & cows) wool (sheep) and animals you've fattened up (turkeys, rabbits, pigs) or grown up (donkey’s & horses)
The more money you make the more animals & pens ect you can buy for your farm.
Chickens as so often the case will be the first animal you get on your farm.
Tasks / challenges are thrown up along the way all are completely optional no Farmville style do this do that screaming at you here.
There are 2 characters that pop up from time to time to give you help and advice but it quickly feels more like a constant lecture.
How much you’ll get out of the game very much depends on the kind of experience your looking for,
other than feeding and cleaning the animals on the game pad with the stylus and cleaning the mess around the farm there is very little to do.
Sheep provide plenty of wool and in turn money but in reality they're looked after exactly the same as chickens
If your happy to sit back and watch the animals grow up, feed and clean them you’ll enjoy it.
If you’re looking for much more customization and more things to do you certainly won’t.
The only real customization here is the colour of your animals and their name (from a predetermined list of names)
If you’re looking for more to do in a farming game you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The game travels from day to night you can speed up this process by making it run faster when you have nothing to do.
Discount on other versions of the game if you buy any one of them.
The right audience will have fun looking after animals without the hassle of complicated controls or set ups.
Plenty of tasks / Challenges to complete.
Those that really like the game can try and advance up to level 50.
You'll start out at level 0 with just that chicken for company dedicated farmers can go all the way to 50
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
For those looking for more customization or just more to do you'll need to look elsewhere.
Feels like a chore doing the same thing over and over.
Some tasks can take an age (curing 50 sick animals took hours)
No proper off tv play.
Cows, Rabbits and Goats again the only difference between animals is sometimes what they eat or what they produce (other than the pigs that don't like being cleaned)
For the right audience the game has a place on the wii u e-shop.
Nintendo and the people they allow to publish games on their system have a duty to attempt to provide games to the widest possible target audience despite anyone’s objections my view on this will never change.
My young kids liked to clean and feed the animals with the stylus though they are a little too young to go into each menu and buy sell things.
A review copy of the game was purchased by Video Game Legacy and reviewed in accordance with the review policy.