Farming Simulator 2009: A Review
Farming Simulator 2009 is a simulation game developed by Giants Software and published by Focus Home Interactive. It is the second game in the Farming Simulator series, following Farming Simulator 2008. The game allows players to take on the role of a young farmer on an island and experience the workaday life in the countryside.
The game features a career mode, where players start with a poorly equipped farm and some old rusty vehicles. Their goal is to improve their farm, get more powerful vehicles and equipment, and become a successful and rich farmer. The game also features a tutorial mode, where players can learn how to perform various farming activities, such as ploughing fields, sowing seeds, harvesting crops, baling hay, and selling produce.
The game introduces new crops, such as canola and corn, and new brands of vehicles and equipment, such as PÃ¶ttinger. The game also supports user-generated mods, which can add new content or change the gameplay. The game has a Gold Edition, which includes seven new machines and pieces of equipment, a new keyboard, mouse and gamepad configuration menu, and improved gamepad, joystick and steering wheel support.
Farming Simulator 2009 received mixed reviews from critics and players. Some praised the game for its realistic simulation of farming, its variety of vehicles and equipment, and its mod support. Others criticized the game for its outdated graphics, its repetitive gameplay, its lack of multiplayer mode, and its technical issues.
Farming Simulator 2009 is a game for those who enjoy farming or want to learn more about it. It is not a game for those who expect high-quality graphics, fast-paced action, or competitive multiplayer. It is a game that requires patience, strategy, and creativity.
In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the features and aspects of Farming Simulator 2009. We will also compare it to the previous and the next game in the series, Farming Simulator 2008 and Farming Simulator 2011.
New Additions and Improvements
One of the main new additions in Farming Simulator 2009 is the introduction of new crops, such as canola and corn. These crops require different types of vehicles and equipment to cultivate and harvest. For example, canola can be harvested with a combine harvester equipped with a grain header, while corn can be harvested with a combine harvester equipped with a corn header or a forage harvester. These crops also have different prices and yields, which affect the player’s income and strategy.
Another new addition is the shop system, which allows players to buy and sell vehicles and equipment at any time during the game. The shop system also shows the specifications and prices of each item, as well as the maintenance costs and depreciation rates. The shop system makes it easier for players to manage their finances and plan their investments.
A third new addition is the improved mod support, which enables players to download and install mods from the official website or other sources. Mods can add new vehicles, equipment, maps, crops, animals, buildings, or gameplay features to the game. Some of the most popular mods for Farming Simulator 2009 are the John Deere Pack, which adds several John Deere tractors and implements to the game; the Claas Lexion Pack, which adds several Claas combine harvesters and headers to the game; and the Map Pack, which adds several new maps to the game.
Comparison with Previous and Next Game
Farming Simulator 2009 is similar to Farming Simulator 2008 in many ways. Both games have the same basic gameplay mechanics, such as ploughing fields, sowing seeds, harvesting crops, baling hay, and selling produce. Both games also have the same graphics engine, which results in similar visuals and performance. However, Farming Simulator 2009 has more content and features than Farming Simulator 2008, such as new crops, new vehicles and equipment, a shop system, and mod support.
Farming Simulator 2009 is also similar to Farming Simulator 2011 in many ways. Both games have the same basic gameplay mechanics, such as ploughing fields, sowing seeds, harvesting crops, baling hay, and selling produce. Both games also have mod support, which allows players to customize their game experience. However, Farming Simulator 2011 has more content and features than Farming Simulator 2009, such as new animals (cows and sheep), new vehicles and equipment (including forestry machinery), a multiplayer mode (up to 10 players online or via LAN), a dynamic weather system (including rain and snow), a day-night cycle (including headlights), a traffic system (including cars and pedestrians), a biogas plant (which converts silage into biogas), a solar collector (which generates income from sunlight), a wind turbine (which generates income from wind), a milk truck (which collects milk from cows), a wool pallet collector (which collects wool from sheep), a missions system (which offers various tasks to complete for money), a career mode with achievements (which tracks the player’s progress and rewards them for reaching certain goals), an improved graphics engine (which results in better visuals and performance), an improved physics engine (which results in more realistic vehicle behavior and collisions), an improved sound engine (which results in more realistic vehicle sounds and environmental noises), an improved user interface (which results in more user-friendly menus and controls), an improved map editor (which allows players to create their own maps or edit existing ones), an improved modding tools (which allows players to create their own mods or edit existing ones), and an improved online community (which allows players to share their mods or maps with other players).
Farming Simulator 2009 is a simulation game that offers a realistic and enjoyable farming experience. It is a game that appeals to both casual and hardcore gamers who are interested in farming or want to learn more about it. It is also a game that supports user-generated content, which adds variety and longevity to the game. It is not a game that suits everyone’s taste or expectations, but it is a game that deserves recognition and appreciation for its achievements and contributions to the genre.