Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition arrives on the market just before summer, the perfect time to move to the countryside, start cultivating fields, raising farm animals and running our beloved farm. All of this, moreover, comfortably in the pocket of your denim overalls. Yes, because the desire to cultivate the fields can take us at any time, even when we are away from home, and the hybrid flagship of Nintendo it allows us to start a game comfortably seated on the sofa and continue it even once we have crossed the door of the house. Are you ready to become master farmers? Turn on the radio of your trusty tractor John Deerestart the tape of Raffaella Carrà in the car stereo, put the gas on, fasten your seat belt, and get ready to plow in the scorching sun, breaking a sweat.
The virtual farm turns fifteen
Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition will make the many fans of the most bucolic simulator ever happy, which moreover has recently completed the beauty of fifteen years of honored career. The first title in the series, in fact, dates back to the now distant April 2008, with a debut for the format only Personal Computerbecoming over time a practically annual production for PCthanks to the huge success, with the only exception of Farming Simulator 2011in which it is finally also possible to raise cows, also available for MacOS. Only from the following year GIANTS Software decides to try his luck also in the portable and mobile console market, with the debut for Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Windows Phone, iOS ed Android. Over time, the series also conquers home consoles, passing from PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 to the new systems PS4 ed Xbox One. Also arrives in 2017 a special edition for Nintendo Switch and even, the following year, an insane downgrade for Commodore 64. Starting from Farming Simulator 2022which you find reviewed on this page, available for the next-gen of PS5 ed Xbox Series, GIANTS Software takes the plunge also becoming publisher of his productions.
Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition, a tractor for all budgets
After quickly downloading the title, which is also very light, taking up only 1.2GB of memory, which is always useful on the laptop Nintendowe immediately start our first game, choosing between the two basic areas proposed by the career mode, that is Amberstone, locality of the United States e Neubrunna Teutonic municipality of the Bavaria, In the Northern Europe. The game offers the possibility for newbies to follow a complete tutorial, in the form of a guided tour of the selected playing area, which will certainly be superfluous for experts of the series, but very useful for all the others, to familiarize themselves with the gameplay, commands and basic management dictates of the farming simulator GIANTS Software. The guided tour is nothing more than a simple subjective walk inside our location, and the road surroundings with textual explanation of each element, where you go to sleep, what is the place where the harvested grain is kept, what are the points of sale and supply of resources, and so on, as well as a real practical lesson in how to drive our tractor, which will be the main means with which we will interact. The interface is very simple and intuitive and the complete map has icons of practically everything you need, with the possibility of using it in a really useful picture-in-picture version. Everything is also translated with partial localization in Italian, with subtitles in our language (and voices in English), which is always welcome. It is driven in a simple way via the joy-cons, or the steering wheel, if you have it, accelerating and decelerating with the back buttons. During the driving phases of the tractor, and of the many other vehicles, there are many important points where you have to return periodically, and it is therefore essential to memorize a better route to follow in order to save time. Time is money, after all, especially if our profession is that of farmer.
Aside from the collectibles, there are very few extras in the Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition, unfortunately, and the game has a spartan play setting, which is also reflected in its technical implementation. Nothing serious, mind you, indeed, considering the hardware on which the title runs, a good job was done by the developer GIANTS Software, everything is smooth, even if the game loads are quite slow. Among the objectives to be achieved in the game there are really different and varied, some simple to achieve, others decidedly more complex, but the one that wins the craziest objective award ever is undoubtedly the second in the official list of the game. Why? you ask? For a cult quotation in its title, or rather the evocative “You start fertilising, if he takes you to an empty field…“. If you are too young to know the original song of Raffaella Carràdated 1977, you can listen to it on YouTubealso in the most recent version remixed by Bob Sinclarat this LINK. There are other touches of humor such as “The seed of harmony” or “For personal use” referring to the cultivation of herbs … let’s say particular ones. Find instead the official site of the game GIANTS Software on this page, and you will be happy to know that the authors of the title have also organized a Farm-conwhich will take place in July.
The salient features of a farming simulator with real collector tractors
For lovers of the life of farmers, and of the realistic simulation of it, Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition (along with its counterparts for Android e iOS, of course) is truly a remarkable title, very rich in content and quotes from the real world of agricultural cultivation. Let’s start right from the crops, of course, which are of fourteen different types, including those of cotton, potatoes, olives and grapes, some more profitable than others, and if you want to try, even the very rare sorghum. In the title for Nintendo Switch it is possible to raise five different animal species, i.e. cows, sheep, hens, pigs and horses, without any trace, unfortunately, of the bees and dogs, seen in last year’s edition, disappeared, perhaps, to save money memory. Between the two different locations of the available maps, that is Ambertone and Neubrunnlocality of the United States and ofEuropa, there are some differences, but really too few, addressing both, however, increases longevity, which in truth, for a title of its kind is not very high. Furthermore, apart from the collectibles, collecting which is a real game within the game, similar to the infamous flags of Assassin’s Creed, there are too few extras available. On the other hand, tractor lovers, as we imagine the readers who are reading this article to be, will be overjoyed. In the title there are as many as one hundred and thirty inventory items, including a hundred agricultural vehicles, such as small, large or medium-sized tractors, trucks, harvesters of various kinds, including specialized ones for potatoes or cotton, sprayers, technological means for beets, for viticulture, for forestry, olive growing and forage harvesters. But certainly not just any means, but of real brands existing in the agricultural market, such as (in strict alphabetical order) Case IH, CLAAS, DEUTZ-FAHR, Fendt, John Deere, KRONE, Massey Ferguson, New Holland and Valtra. If you love real car brands in Grand Touring, you will have understood what we are talking about in terms of prestige. Between planting, maintenance, wood cutting, harvesting and buying and selling our crops, there will definitely be no boredom. From the small farm you can create a real empire. In the game we are not alone, an AI Helper also accompanies and guides us, in the style of Alexa, and it is possible to order real production chains for our workers, who we must not forget to pay, to optimize work and transport. In the title there are also three new functions, ploughing, weeding and the very useful automatic loading, perfect for the most demanding loads, such as logs. Even if there are no real activities expressly dedicated to relaxation, it is still possible to just stroll and wander around empty along the rural maps, even if only to enjoy the bucolic landscape, which changes with the seasonal changes, always offering evocative glimpses. This new edition of the classic Farming Simulator it has two souls, the spartan one dedicated to mere agricultural production, and the more romantic and passionate one, for those who love to live in the countryside, rather than submerged by smog and city chaos. Under a tree, with a portable console in your pocket for breaks, perhaps. Aspiring nintendary farmers be ready. The game is out on May 23, 2023 for the unstoppable Nintendo Switch.
Piattaforme: Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
Sviluppatore: GIANTS Software
Publisher: GIANTS Software
The bucolic and exciting Farming Simulator saga is finally back on the circuits of the Grande N hybrid console, after having given us two more episodes for Switch in fifteen long years of career. Farming Simulator 23 Nintendo Switch Edition arrives about a year and a half after the release of the previous episode for the other systems on the market, where it was seen everywhere, PC, PlayStation and Xbox families and even on the defunct Stadia. This new edition, despite its obvious hardware limitations, is pleasant and well made, taking away little from the more pumped versions, and above all going to fill a large market gap. The base software is also served for the Android and iOS versions, due out on the same day. The latest installation of one of the most popular alternative simulators, despite being a niche one, is finally available for our pockets. A title not for everyone, but fun and exciting, absolutely not to be missed if you don’t know the series, almost superfluous if you have already played others.