Farm to Fork
This little piggy went to market!
This is a really good game, blending two sub-genres together. The first element of the game is to produce the correct products in order to sell these products to make enough money in order to complete the level. In order to complete this you need to first grow the grain, rear the pigs etc in order to make the bread, burgers, or whatever the level requests, to sell in order to make said money.
Later in the game, you have customers to serve, if you make the right orders then you can earn money by giving the customers exactly what they want, there is a twist however in that in these levels it is not necessarily about garnering money, you may also have to produce a set amount of burgers, or bread etc in order to complete the level, this is where the strategy kicks into play in that you have to consider how much money you need to make in order to be able to upgrade your equipment in the level, in order to then complete the level. It is therefore down to you exactly how you go about completing the level and whether you fulfil the orders in order to purchase more stock, or try to fulfil the overall level orders, I found that for the later levels a combination of both was needed.
The way the game ?scores? you is by giving you stars and the quicker you finish the round the more stars you get, the stars are needed as sometimes you are unable to continue with the next level if you can?t purchase a particular upgrade, this meant that you need to go back to an earlier level in order to garner more stars so that you can purchase the required upgrade, be that a ingredient or kitchen item such as more fridge capacity.
A tip I would give here is once you are comfortable with the game and have got the ?hang of it? is to go back to around level 6 onwards as earlier levels, you would have possibly completed with three stars anyway and level 6 onwards I found that I completed with 2 and not three thus once I was comfortable with the game-play, I was then able to go back and get the three stars, also if you went back again after gaining three stars and completed the level with a faster time, you were again rewarded, thus there is incentive to go back through the levels.
The graphics, sound are good for this game, whilst there is no real speech then this game does not really require or need it.
I would defiantly recommend this game, as an alternative to the regular farm or food based games as it melds the two together.
June 30, 2014
a real challenge
loved this game has kept me challenged for over a month which is quite a record for these type of games, I'm usually done with them in less than a week. These games are fun and challenging and with more than 70 levels that good value as well.
I wish there were some longer levels as most are 3-4 minutes long, there should be more freeplay with longer time to play once you've done the first couple of levels.
May 5, 2014
Different type of Time Management
This game is alot of fun. If you like challenging time management games in general, you will enjoy this. Requires quite a bit of strategy in order to complete the level on time. You will need to grow, buy, cook, bake, and sell goods with each level requiring various approaches to make enough money, to satisfy customer orders, or to purchase enough products.
I enjoyed it because it was very different from the typical builder and gatherer type time management. It lasts a while, also, so you will definitely get your money's worth.
April 5, 2014
I like it
Although it is the same idea of Farm factory but I like it sooooo much, the like the idea and the levels difficulties
April 5, 2014
Kind of reminds me of Farm Frenzy, and I never liked those games. You grow wheat, veggies, etc. Have to click on the wheat, click on the dough maker, pack it into the truck, send the truck off to the market, get your profits, etc. Same with the veggies. There's a parrot that comes flying around that you need to click on to stop him from destroying your crops. You have to click on him to form a cage around him. You need to buy certain things to progress to the next level (upgrades) or you cannot progress. There is no untimed or relaxed mode of play. The graphics were good. Cheesy music in the background I like TM games, just not this type. And NO, you are not butchering hogs, etc., for those who are concerned with that. Also the tutorial was non-existent, even though it's easy to figure out on your own. It kind of took away from the game, depersonalized it I suppose. This is a pass for me.
February 24, 2014
Within 25 levels the challenge becomes absurd, to the point that if you miss something by half a second, you will not get full credit for the board. While that can be fun at times, playing the same level 20 times and still not achieving the maximum is just plain tedious. I will probably continue to the end just because game play really is fun otherwise, but I have little confidence in being able to beat the game entirely, which is sort of sad.
April 6, 2014
same as farm frenzy
same as farm frenzy with a parrot instead of a bear. nice game but boring after a couple of levels if you have played the farm frenzy series
February 24, 2014
It is very quick
I was just starting to really like this game...then it was over. Not worth 10$. Had it been longer I would have rated the fun factor higher. It is a really simple game, most of the levels are similar with few changes, so adding more levels would not have been too complex. It was really disappointing.
April 3, 2014
Uh....... huh? um, hmmm.... uh uh.
Eck, wow, this is a TM [time management] with oober ADD/ADHD!!! It's all over the place without a consistency in storyline goals during play and overall sort of feels monotonous because of it. Also, it doesn't really pull things together with an explanation as to why you're doing the actions [initially]... of course, one does figure it out, but it sort of spoils the feel for the game. What was also missing was a sense of humor (ie. not mindless humor) :}
I've been playing Frm Crft 2 and a couple of the other newer TM's [think coffee] so I guess I'm spoiled by those; this one just doesn't have the personality and charm as some of the other TM's and that parrot sealed the deal for me!!.... the word obnoxious comes to mind.
The graphics were ok, yet the characters were a bit on the creepy side, sorry artist, I didn't care for your style; I'm partial to smoother lines and more 'charm' ie. some kind of endearing quality for the immersive factor while playing.
Overall, I conclude that Farm to Fork is pretty forked (messed) up. Which is SO sad... I've been eagerly awaiting a new and 'wow' TM game.
Well, no offense to those enjoying the game... enjoy and have fun!!!
February 25, 2014
REALLY didn't like this game!
The first farm was fun, so I decided to d/l the full game. Once I got passed the first farm (which coincided with when the free trial was up in my case,) the levels were next to impossible to get a gold achievement on. I finished the game because I hate leaving a game unfinished, but normally, I'd go back and try to get golds. This one? I have no desire to do so.
When the "expert's time" is only within 3-4 seconds of a gold, it's just too hard and for me, not fun.
May 12, 2014