Farm Frenzy 3 is the last (4th) game in the Farm Frenzy series (one of the big fish games), same proven formula but with cool new options. It is a funny time management game, you have to meet different (sometimes conflicting) goals like baking 12 cakes or owning ten goats. The previous Farm Frenzy game may have gotten too complicated for some players. But Farm Frenzy 3 takes a jump backwards gameplay wise. It has added more of a story and also some international locations. Unfortunately the result is also a step backwards in fun. It is still a good and playable game, but it lacks the charm of earlier versions.
I like the FF games from the beginning. The graphics are simple and the animals are funny and the gameplay was great. Farm goals are easy to understand and every level offered strategies that keep things interesting. The best part about it was the re playability.
After FF and FF 2 the next title was FF Pizza Party. That wasn’t really a “think fast and click fast” game but only added more complex recipes.
Farm Frenzy 3 hasn’t got the complex recipes, so that’s a big plus. Most of the products only have two ingredients and even the most complex ones are easy to learn. To increase the variety, you can play on ingredients different continents, so although there is an egg layer on each farm, the animals them self vary a lot from Geese to Penguins.
In the 3Th part the graphics are more sophisticated, instead of the 2D cartoon style, they are now using 3D character drawings with shadows and also highlights. Each type of animal also eats differently and there are more details, you can for example watch a penguin flip a fish into the air to catch it to eat.
The game itself falls flat a bit, compared to earlier versions that is. For example the more complex graphics really slow down rendering if you don’t have a fast computer. particularly when items are falling down from the sky.
If you are serious to get gold on every level, you can still dig down to the heart of the Farm Frenzy series: a lot of strategy choices you can make, easy ways to test the choices as you work your way towards perfection. But I have to say only felt compelled to keep playing this game because of my earlier experiences with previous Farm Frenzy games. If this would had been the first game in the series, perhaps I would have bothered replaying the levels multiple times to get the gold.
But Farm Frenzy 3 does prove that you can add a variety to a new game without increasing complexity. It is also a great example of returning to a series roots without releasing a copy of the original bigfish game. So you can expect more variety in this Farm Frenzy 3 game, without losing that kernel of simplicity that makes the series unstoppably addictive, it’s surely one of the best bigfishgames at the moment.
You can play this game online but also download the game.