While strategy and simulation titles remain a staple in the PC space, more often than not they tend to struggle on consoles. Given the difference in using a keyboard and mouse versus the relative limitations of a controller by comparison it isn’t generally hard to understand why. Most often I’ve found these games on Switch have suffered from cumbersome controls and menus which simply haven’t translated well to a controller, and by far I’d say that’s the best thing Farm Tycoon has on its side as in general its controls and menus feel more accessible than the norm and relatively easy to follow. That said, I think either more depth in the tutorial or perhaps some better language choices for the currently defined tasks you’re given would help to improve the early game. While most of the time it was easy to understand the next early step in my journey to getting my farm off the ground, a few times it took a few incorrect attempts to get it right. I think it goes a bit further than that though as, in general, it just felt like not enough was adequately explained to me to help me towards being a success, and while that may be the intention my stumbles tended to be on simple concepts that felt like they should have been conceptual gimmes. Still, if you’ve been looking for a more traditional simulation or have a soft spot for anything that celebrates farming this isn’t a bad choice.
Justin Nation, Score: