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2.0 out of 5 stars You need to be in to horses, 7 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Pippa Funnell Stud Farm Inheritance (PC) (Video Game)
I purchased this game for a horse nut. But if you are not one of those, or a child, there is little for you here.

The game is painfully easy, none of the puzzles will even challenge people who have played the likes of Monkey Island. You have to ride your horses EVERYWHERE, and it takes a ridiculous amount of time to get to such places as the show jumping course.

As for the actual riding, not to difficult here, just press space when you come close to a hedge/jump, and dressage merely consists of following arrows of different colours. The characters you interact with are annoying (especially the pompous lawyer), and the plot is so predictable and cliched.

The actual development of the stud farm is too easy. Just complete an event and select it, then it is built. You are constantly being given a plethora of horses, so you do not have time, or inclination to develop the earlier ones. Some of the challenges are ridiculously easy, such as rounding up sheep.

The game is also full of silly bugs. Initially the game struggles to actually load on my p.c, which is modern. When 'mucking out' the horses, you find that all horses need tending to on their first arrival, and perhaps after a tournament. But that's it. You can literally leave the horses in their stables for weeks, without having to touch them. Bizarrely though, the horse you start off with needs constant attention. Also, when retaking competitions, it is nigh on impossible to come first and beat 'Jacky'.

I don't know if anyone else experienced this, but when you buy the 3 horse box trailer, towards the end of the game, all the buildings on the stud farm turn black, and the main character when she is at the farm itself. This sort of lazy programming is intolerable, and there is no patch for it. Plus the fact that it is supposed to be a STUD FARM, but you can't 'create' ponies.

All in all this game can be completed in around 5 hours. Oh, and the rider of the quad bike is Davy!
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2008 13:47:35 GMT
POPPY23 says:
Hello! It's made for horse lovers and children!! You aren't exactly going to play on it if you hate horses are you?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2009 13:36:35 BDT
At what point did the reviewer say they hated horses? Whether you like horses or not, the bugs and limitations of this game do limit it's enjoyability.
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