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  • Summary: Its farming! but not as you know it...

    Slap on your straw hat and grubbiest coveralls and take hold of your Wii U GamePad - it's time to get your hands dirty! Devote yourself to your own slice of lush countryside and take up the challenge of creating a beautiful farmland full of animals,
    crops, trees and more then develop it into the craziest, most offbeat farm imaginable, overflowing with the whackiest contraptions and goofiest gizmos you and your animals have ever seen! This is not your ordinary farm...

    It's your farm - and it's like no farm you've seen before!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Dec 1, 2012
    60
    Funky Barn is addictive, and might keep you playing for a several hours, but it's not satisfying or memorable. That's a characteristic I often associate with mobile and handheld games, the latter of which this game is derived from.
  2. 55
    If you want to "get funky" please select a different farm. Funky Barn starts off decent, but a little bit of playing will make you realize that it is a boring game that offers nothing of substance. Unless you are a fan of low quality farming games, I would have to say this is one Wii U title worth skipping
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    55
    It's nice, but not more. It can't hold a candle to the more established series like Harvest Moon, Farmville and all the others. Surprisingly, it's a full priced game, but it's only fun for a few hours.
  4. Dec 1, 2012
    50
    Funky Barn had a lot going for it, and in many ways it works a treat thanks to some smooth controls and the farming element proving to be quite fun. However, when a lot of the processes become automated later on, the enjoyment factor starts to wane considerably. On top of this, despite having some pleasing options, the general amount included does not warrant its high retail price-tag, and it would have been far more palatable had it been a cheaper eShop download.
  5. Dec 10, 2012
    50
    Don't let the incessant trolling of its Miiverse community delude you, as Funky Barn is not an entirely bad game. It's far from pretty, but its simple gameplay is quite addictive while it lasts and it controls well.
  6. Dec 3, 2012
    50
    Funky Barn is very basic but passably entertaining. As a lower-price downloadable game it'd be much better value, but as a $50/£30 Wii U launch title it's more difficult to recommend.
  7. Dec 28, 2012
    35
    The targeted demographic often seems to become an excuse for developers to offer little content and oversimplified game mechanics, but any parent that wants to offer something their kids could enjoy on their brand new Wii U should think twice before investing in this title.

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Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    9
    I enjoyed this game alot. Knowing nintendo products like I do and reading reviews for other systems I knew this wasn't going to be a hard game or very diverse. I would love to see a sequel to this with more options and animals. This game is great to pass the time and it's not very costly. (I only paid $29.99 but im sure you can find it cheaper.) Overall great game. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    3
    I can't make heads or tails of why this game made it onto a Wii U disc and was sealed in a case with an MSRP. This is a game for smartphones with a $1.99 download price. At least, that is what it SHOULD be. What a giant waste of money. Expand