Odd as it might sound, we believe that Farming Simulator 2011 could have been a giant hit, riding on the wave of success farming related games are enjoying at the present. The game lets itself down hugely in several departments, which will limit the game to really just the hardcore farm lovers rather than the casual farmers to-be. Let us go deeper into this and explain what we mean, and which aspects of the game would need improving to appeal to a much larger audience:
At the highest level of the Lodge, the Sergeant at Arms presents a still-living Stephanie and explains that Harvest is an elaborate virtual reality simulator being operated by a group of scientists in the 1990s to determine if it's possible to turn average humans into serial killers. Steve and Stephanie are the only real people in the simulation, and everything Steve has experienced has been intended to warp his reality and break down his inhibitions to prepare him for life as a serial killer. The Sergeant offers him two options: murder Stephanie, committing his first real crime and accepting a future as a murderer, or refuse, in which case the scientists will render both Steve and Stephanie brain dead in the laboratory. Should Steve choose the second option, the Sergeant informs him he and Stephanie will live an entire lifetime of happiness in the Harvest simulator in the seconds before their death.
Harvester received \"mixed or average\" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic. PC Gamer gave Harvester a positive review upon its initial release, but panned it in a 2011 review where they called it the \"goriest, most confusing, and above all stupidest horror game ever.\" Allgame remarked that the game's delayed release negatively impacted its reception, as the game felt dated when it was finally released. They felt that this was indicative of the game as a whole, as \"conversations with characters are frustrating and often make little sense, plus the manner in which the plot develops is disappointing. ... there are things that are never explained, and the final third of the game is dull and pointless.\" GameSpot's review was mixed, as they felt that there was \"nothing actually revolutionary going on in Harvester\" but praised the game's full-motion video segments as \"truly disturbing\" and commented that it had \"tried-and-true adventure mechanics with entertaining twists\". 153554b96e