I am currently playing Farming Simulator 17, it is my first Farming Simulator as I considered those games boring and silly for most of my life and never played one.
Now the most recent version was on sale on Steam last weekend and I am now an older man with two kids who love animals, tractors and such stuff, so… I bought it for ten bucks.
And guess what: It is kinda fun. Probably not a game I would buy for 50 bucks but for ten… yeah. I have a small farm running now, currently doing some logging in the nearby woods while the wheat grows on my fields. I need the money for a new trailer.
IMO it is more fun than Spintires because you can just do more different stuff (and don’t get stuck that often). The series also has a huge and very active modding community, and the developers support that well.
@weaponz248 did an AAR about it some time ago, here:
Anyway, the next version was announced recently, and man it looks cool. It has improved graphics and physics, new weather, new tractors and stuff to play with, new crops (cotton for example), you can now breed horses and ride them, have a dog, you can now place more of the buildings of your farm yourself, and more good stuff. It also has an improved Multiplayer mode, new maps (two or three on release, a US and a European map), and it will be released in November for PC, XBOX, and PS4
You can also find some gameplay videos from gamescom on Youtube:
…I probably have to get it, my daughter will love the horses.
I wonder if we should try and get a server running after release, and farm or log a bit together, or just horse around.
The truck simulator / Spintires fans among us could drive around, delivering the goods for the farmers.
Just an idea.
So who of y’all is interested in that kind of game and would consider that?