Farming Simulator 15 fails to deliver expected competence. It's an experience that's rife with bugs and inaccessible gameplay. Fans of this niche may have some fun, but that's about it.
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It's not difficult to see why people would seek a more relaxing game after having their senses barraged with endless gun-toting violence, but this game doesn't offer the video game equivalent of a week spent dozing in a hammock on an Aruban beach; it's an exhaustingly dull weekend in the Scandinavian countryside with only chickens and low-poly civilians for company.
Needless to say, those with a short attention span best stay clear, unless they have another monitor or tablet handy. That said, there is likely to be a pocket of (perhaps younger) gamers who will extract genuine pleasure from the game's dreary pacing and lack of pizazz.
If you are looking for a game where you can drive beautifully modded tractors and all kinds of farming machinery around a farm, then you've found the game for you. Otherwise, the unrelenting grind, the sheer learning curve and the lack of attention to the smaller things that make good games good makes Farming Simulator 15 forgettable.
You'll need to be willing to get your hands dirty to get anything out of Farming Simulator 15, but if you can cope with a slow start, then the game gets pretty compelling once you've got a production pipeline in place. It's never going to be everyone's cup of canola, but the name probably gives that away. With several new tasks and a couple of unique locations to conquer, though, this release is outstanding in its field.
Farming Simulator 2015 just does not offer enough to make it worth playing instead of all the great games we have available today. If you want to relax while playing videogames, there are way better games to do that – Flower and Journey come to mind as good examples.