Real Farm PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Real Farm by Triangle Studios and SOEDESCO Publishing.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from SOEDESCO for review/video purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Real Farm is an arcade style farming simulation game with some simulation elements. One thing to keep in mind is that this game is nothing like the Farming Simulator series so don’t go into this game expecting the same thing or you’ll be disappointed.
The game features 2 main game modes to choose from, Career and Free Mode. Career mode acts as a tutorial to the game to teach you the basics. It’s also pretty challenging because one of the first major goals you have is to make $350,000 to buy a farm, pretty tough considering the jobs pay low.
Free Mode is where the real fun Is to be had. In this mode you start with your own farm, some vehicles already purchased and some starting cash as well. You’re free to do anything you wish in this game mode so it’s sort of like a sandbox mode where there’s no real objectives.
Your first order of business in the game should be to start getting your crops setup to produce some resources. You can do this in two ways, the first is to manually do everything yourself or you can hire a worker to work the field for you instead. Hiring a worker makes the field precise and it doesn’t cost all that much depending on the job.
Starting a crop requires numerous objectives to be met. You can view a field’s status by driving up to it and then pressing the d-pad down button. This screen gives you a detailed overview of the status of your field. There are 5 areas to keep an eye on including plowed, cultivated, soil moisture, soil nutrition and infested. They don’t need to be 100% but they should be at a high percentage so everything stays in order. Each status requires a different piece of farming equipment in order to keep the field healthy. A plow, cultivator, watering, fertilizer, and insecticide are all used to keep the field healthy and able to bear crops.
Real Farm features a wide range of different farming equipment in the shop. Each piece of equipment is split into various categories including Tractors, Harvesters, Forage Harvesters, Plows, Cultivators, Sowing Machines, Sprayers, Spreaders, Water Tanks, Trailers, Tippers, Mowers, Balers and Harvester Headers to name a few. Each category has a bunch of different equipment to purchase and the more expensive it is, the better the equipment will be. The game gives you the option of renting or buying the equipment. Renting is far cheaper but the cost accumulates over time. Buying it means that it’s yours until the day you decide to sell it. Equipment also has a maintenance fee attached as well. It doesn’t cost a lot so long as you keep your equipment in good condition.
One really nice thing about this game is that it doesn’t require you to be 100% accurate in anything that you do. You can be a little bit sloppy and it won’t penalize you for doing so which is pretty nice considering.
Overall, Real Farm has been a surprisingly fun game and I found myself playing it for hours on end each time I booted it up. It may be more arcadey than other farming simulation games out there but not everything needs to be the same and I honestly like the arcadey-ness of it. If you’re in the mood for a farming sim that’s a bit different from the rest then Real Farm is a good option but if you want something that’s 100% simulation, you’ll likely be disappointed with the game and it’d be best to look elsewhere.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks and I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Features of Interest
- Looks Pretty Good (Could Be Better Though, Especially The Water GFX)
- Mix of Arcade and Simulation Gameplay
- Fairly Large World To Explore
- Lots of Vehicles, Animals And Crops
- Doesn't Require 100% Precision
- There Are Some Slow Downs That I Noticed (Especially At Night)
- Sound Effects Could Be Better
- A Bit Lacking In Map Choices