Staring out your new farm in FS19 is slightly different than that of some of the past editions. You still have to purchase fields to work in, but with the new land purchasing system, you not only purchase the actual field you are going to be planting, but the surrounding areas around said field as well. This allows you the rights to work the field, place buildings on the land, and the timber rights to the trees on the property. You can also sell land you own. This is a change from FS17 where you could place building and cut down trees on any areas. You can purchase all working fields and areas that don’t contain any fields (which can be used for the timber.) The building placement system is similar to previous editions but the changes now allow you to pick where you want your animal enclosures to be placed at instead of a fixed place on the map. This helps to keep your animals close to where you are growing their food.
The addition of the world-famous John Deere brand to the FS19 had a lot of fans, including myself, excited to see what was in store. They added five tractors and two harvesters with attachments along with a Gator UTV which helps bring a nice touch of green color to your farm, but in all honesty that’s all they are. Nothing incredibly special compared to the other fast machinery brands. New crops added also bring different styles of machinery, with cotton harvesters, sugarcane harvesters, and associated planters, and of course harvesting attachments. Along with planting crops, the fertilizing and weeding aspects bring newer fertilizers and weeding attachments. The shop also brings in more customization of equipment, allowing the changing of everything from tires, tire brands, tracks, to color and additional attachments. Also available to purchase from the store are placeable items such as buildings, animal enclosures, silos, and farm houses. This features is really nice so you can place everything where you want. Not much changed in the form of forestry equipment or forestry harvesting. Trains are still located on both maps that released with the game and allow you to transport cargo around the map in big quantities. With the Mod hub, new equipment, attachments, placeables, and maps are released regularly. An update that just came out on 12/17 is the landscaping mode where you can change the texture of areas to gravel, dirt or pavement and the ability to raise or lower ground levels to help shape and design your farm.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review.
Final Score: 8.5/10
-Physics slightly off
-Radio has corny
-Helpers are dumb