Top positive review
Very fun and addictive but not as good as its predecessor
on 5 December 2014
Oh so addictive. This game in GBA version was one of my favourite games next to Pokemon and it consumed hours of my life. I got it again because I've been stressed lately and found this game to be an enjoyable, methodical timesink to use as a stress reliever. It is very fun, you do build up slowly.
The premise, you own a farm with a set of tools, enough seeds for a small back garden and a can do attitude. You have to turn that into a thriving multi billion pound business (profit margins and costs are insane in this game). You build up year by year getting more land, getting more products, better products and then chickens, then cows etc. The game is very non linear, if you have the money then you can get whatever you want. There are only a few very sensible requirements like having access to home improvement facilities before you start expanding your home, or having an animal shed before you buy a cow.
There are some issues:
1. can get a bit grindtastic, it gets very repetitive in places when you are trying to make money and the rounds drain all your stamina so you can't do anything else for the rest of the day
2. some things are very hard to get hold of and weird logic for example certain types of ores and tools which are non essential you will need to look up online how to get them
3. the game can on occasion be a tad unfair. I had a three day torrential storm and all my crops and livestock were killed when they were safe in their shed because I didn't use the right building material. The game wouldn't let me leave the house in a storm. This has only happened once but the game can have some serious teeth.
If i had the choice of this vs friends of mineral town for GBA I would do GBA but since I can get both this is enjoyable too.