It's always heartwarming to see a new addition in the Farm Sim genre that offers evolving, expanding, and rewarding experience. Pure Farming 2018 is in my opinion that game, but it lacks multiplayer experience, and that is not acceptable from a game in this age.
Pure Farming 2018 might not be the best simulator around, but it does come close. Farming Simulator 17 offers a consistent quality to its environmental design that PF2018 stumbles on, and it’s slightly more respectful of the player’s time (seriously, an hour for a field is ludicrous). What Pure Farming does instead is offer more of just about everything any would-be sim aficionado needs to get into the genre.
Pure Farming is a long story and a development on the run. If the game was originally released a year ago, the decision to postpone its release date to refine the whole could well pay off. The testers are unanimous, PF is THE game that propels agricultural simulation in a new graphic area. And not least since it is the environment Unity, mastered by the Polish studio IceFlames, which drives the whole. No need to present this graphics engine, we refer you in the test version preview, edited a few weeks ago.
The preview version had some limitations: the "first farm" mode was absent, the unfinalized farm challenges, and the free game mode, called "sandbox", was limited to the "Germany" card. But that's not all, and I think this is the most important point of the game: the import menu of mods, unveiled a few days ago, was not available. On the options side, everything is there!
Depending on your hardware configuration, you can fine-tune the graphics settings. Know that I tested the game on 2 very different configurations, and that it remained at least playable on the smallest (based on a small Intel Core i3 backed with 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GT640, in short the Josephine's config). Unity is not a particularly greedy engine. You also have the ability to manage vehicle radio via an mp3 stream or your own playlist on your hard drive. Ideal for listening to news and playing at the same time.
In addition to the "first farm" mode for novices who discover the world of agricultural simulations and who will be guided through a scripted tutorial to apprehend materials and commands, a "farm challenges" mode offers specific missions in race against the watch.
But the mode that will seduce the vast majority of players is the free mode. This is nothing more than the career mode of Farming Simulator.
And to attack this mode, you must first choose your map and some options like the starting budget, the weather and the time of day. The choice of the starting map is important because each of them has its own cultures and materials.
So on the map Colombia you will be brought to grow mainly coffee and hemp. The Japan map will offer rice and cherries, the Italian map allows the cultivation of vines and olives and finally the USA map, the largest and most complete, offers more "traditional" cultures. For those who have pre-ordered the game, the Germany card, offered for the occasion, gives access to sheep farming and canola cultivation.
Note that the design of maps does not have much to do with competing titles and that the sets have much more relief and details, which give them a more realistic side.
On the farm side, Pure Farming offers a different approach that some will consider a step ahead, with animals that are born, evolve, die and produce that varies with the age of the animals. Note that for the moment, the corn crop is not present but it should arrive with the addition of future maps.
To help you in your tasks, you can call on workers. If they do their job well, like other agricultural simulations, they are limited to 1 per field.
Pure Farming puts you in the shoes of a farmer responsible for all these farms and able to travel around the world. Also you can juggle from one card to another, by plane. Each trip will cost you $ 1200, to which you will have to add some tickets if you also want to move equipment with you.
In the end the long-awaited Pure Farming is likely to find its place alongside existing simulations. Simple without being simplistic, the 3 game modes can gauge the difficulty. The gameplay and approach of farming offered make this first version, a game of choice for the solo player. While waiting for the future development of the multiplayer function.
My entire review on ****
Pure Farming 2018 is still a pretty sour plant (pun intended): technically modest, with a narrow roster of farming vehicles, and limited possibilities for the players. Despite the name, it's not a "pure" simulator, and the arcade approach may turn away the fans of the genre. The seeds have been planted; we'll wait and see if they will bear fruit.
Pure Farming 2018 is a title ripe with content - five maps guarantee dozens of hours of fun, while the amount of crops to grow and the variety of ways of earning money is more than satisfying. It's a pity that the game features so few machines and suffers from some technical issues. Still - for a debut, it is pretty impressive.
Time will tell how this game develops but I truly hope that they continue the support and add more content and features to Pure Farming 2018, hopefully, to make it the fantastic game it so nearly is. It's already got much more crop diversity then Farming Sim 17, and the potential to better it is there for all to see.
Pure Farming 2018 is a good simulator, just not a fun game. I was hoping for something that either gamified farming or simplified some of the tedious tasks. Instead, I was given a second job that included all of the life-like tasks, including every tedious one.
After about 20h of gameplay I can say one thing - I love this game. I've never been a big fan of simulators but this game can do what other games couldn't. It's easy to play and demanding at the same time. Pure Farming is relaxing and graphics looks really nice. Every map is different and farmer has a lot to do. There are bugs (not game breaking ones, but sometimes annoying) but let's be honest - nowadays every game has bugs. What is important - devs managed to fix half of them in one week! I'd give it a solid 7/10 as a game, but as a simulator it is 9/10. You won't find a better option.
For me, Pure Farming 2018 is an entry-level farming sim with the promise of becoming something bigger later. There are mods tools but there is no multiplayer. There are new and interesting machines and brands but there are no big names in it. It looks really nice and it shows that they wanted to make it different - I appreciate the effort. I like the idea of tutorial/campaign, something right for my little boy. If you like farming sims - you should try it. If you are a veteran you may find it a little too easy. Still, if we want better farming sim games we need titles that would be able to compete with Giants. Pure Farming 2018 may be that title - hence my score. Go back to work devs! "
Pure Farming is a Poor Farming Simulator copy but weaker in every aspect.
Every copycat makes the original Farming Simulator genre even stronger.
Lack of multiplayer is a real shame in 2018.
Wait for the Farming 19 or play with the Farming 17 instead.
If it weren't for the "2018" in the title I wouldn't have known that it was just released. It was recommended to me on Steam and is quite affordable, so I gave it a shot, but I was very disappointed by the graphical performance. Everything feels a little bit "off", very artificial. I don't know what exactly it is, maybe missing Global Illumination or Ambient Occlusion, but something makes this game look years older than it is. It might also be the outdated animations.
Bonus point for the ingame tablet. It's a modern way of organizing tasks etc. and works very well.
SummaryGo global and expand your farm across four continents. Use the latest technology and state-of-the-art licensed machines to manage all aspects of modern farming, from cultivating land and growing crops to breeding livestock and producing green energy. Travel between Europe, Asia, and both Americas to plant region-specific crops such as he...