Farming games have...well, they've become a thing this generation. A surprisingly large number of titles have come out in this genre that one would imagine would be unspeakably dull.
Yet the games aren't bad.
This is very much the case with Farm Together, a game seemingly designed to keep you playing "just a little bit more".
Milkstone Studios has developed a game that is far deeper than you think, but is also rather intuitive and easy to figure out. You have three main types of currency (cash, diamond, and medals) and they are used to purchase, for wont of a better term, different tiers of products. Cash buys most crops. Diamonds purchase higher tier crops, expansions to your farm, and shops, while medals buy important farm gear. Want to fast travel (yes, you do. Trust me)? You'll need medals for that. Want to buy a swath of land? You'll need diamonds for that. Harvesting crops generally gives you cash. Doing quests gives you medals. Selling selling goods (and harvesting some crops) gives you diamonds.
But it doesn't end there. You want higher level crops? Then you have to level up your lower level crops (my God did I plant a crap ton of pumpkins in my game) to do so. This goes for trees, flowers, livestock, etc. I'm level 65 (farm level 73) and I have not unlocked everything. I have some livestock I have no access to. Ditto some fish. The leveling up actually is useful as the higher crops give a big bang for your buck.
The expansions make the option to recycle your ENTIRE farm a godsend. .Because you will have a seriously messed up farm if you do not do so eventually. Trying to keep things close to each other (i.e crops in an area) is about the only way to keep anything organized. Because your farm gets very, very large. And you start to recognize flaws in your design (I used to love sprinklers but grew to not care about em).
I have no clue how long I played this. I'd assume north of 100 hrs. And I enjoyed it immensely. Far more than I thought I would. The achievements are not that bad...yes, the least one takes over 100 hours to get, but they are handed out fairly regularly throughout. This is a must buy, $20 is an insane bargain. Sales, if they happen, would make it even more of a must buy,