Farming Simulator 22: I never thought I would say that, but beets are very exciting

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In addition to our 2021 Major Game Awards, every member of the PC Gamer team has focused on the games they love this year. For the rest of this month, we will release the new employee draft and our main awards.

For many years, I have been curious about the Farming Simulator series, but I have never really played it because it seems too complicated. My idea of ​​farming in the game is to tap some dirt while holding the seed, and then come back a few hours later to find a fully grown ear of corn, which I can grab and stuff it directly into my mouth. At most I might add some animal manure as fertilizer, and then pour a can of water from time to time. I think it is expert mode.

But I finally jumped into Farming Simulator 22 with both feet, and I can report—well, yes, it Yes Too complicated. For the first few hours, I used alt-tab to browse a wiki or watch a video every few minutes. These videos would show me how to do basic things, such as mowing or feeding cows.