The Farming Simulator franchise is a strange bird, playfully maligned in general audiences yet unabashedly adored by series fans. Seems like you either get it or you don't, with little in between.
Part 'Mundane Vehicle Simulator', part tycoon management sim, FS walks an impressive line between boots-on-the-ground production and more cerebral farming-complex empire building.
The important stuff up front! Thank you. Gamers With Jobs only happens because a small percentage of its community steps up each and every month to support it. We're incredibly humbled and grateful for the trust you put in us and the value you place on helping cultivate this cool space for everyone!
September, 1991. Lake Oswego, OR
JR Ralls is in his junior high social studies class when the teacher tells everyone that they are going to the library. He ties his Air Jordans, grabs his Trapper Keeper, and adjusts his glasses before his fast-growing body lankily exits the room.
I was given very clear instructions to avoid looking up anything about this game before trying it. I will pass that advice along to you: Under no circumstances should you read this review unless you have played Pony Island.
When I was in Russia, an elderly lady pressed these faded letters into my hands and wheezed, "My son! His story must be told, even if it is ignominious."
I tried to explain that that wasn't how ignominy works, but she was gone.
Welcome to The Unmarked, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Rob Daviau as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich, Cory Banks and Julian Murdoch into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas.
This is a spectacular week if you’re into Battlefield or Civilization, with Battlefield One and Civilization VI coming out.
For me, who has yet to crack the seal on a copy of Civilization III and hasn’t played a Battlefield game since he tried the demo of Bad Company, there’s less to be excited about.