WRUP: Unexpected crossover farm life games edition


Farm of Honor and Duty: At the end of a whole lot of war movies, the protagonist goes back to a quiet life on the farm. You can tell if it’s a sad film or a happy one if he’s glad to be back on the farm or if he can’t get over the trauma of violent conflict on a peaceful farm. But why choose between them? Carefully rotate your crops, give attention to your livestock, choose a girl or boy to court in town, and then hop on the drop vehicle to grab dual FN P90 submachine guns and lay waste to your opponents in the most intense bullet-hell shooter experience you’ve ever had! Then it’s back to raisin’ rabbits for five hours.

Silent Farm: Remember when we took our trip to the Silent Farm? It was constantly covered in fog, all of the produce was white and oddly bulbous, and you had nightmares about flashing into a world covered in rusted metal and blood. Choose the phantom remnant of a town inhabitant that you couldn’t save, lost contact with, or possibly murdered as you prepare your Scream Carrots for this psychological horror farming sim!

Farm Sim Sim: Browse through numerous names for farm sims, then watch your icon play them in a cold basement with a single swinging lightbulb suspended from the ceiling. Choose whether your Steam review for the title will be Positive, Negative, Negative (very disturbing), or Legally Actionable. Bonus points for What Are You Playing topics.


Mega Man Farm: I don’t know make Guts Man poop to fertilize your garden or something, whatever, just get Capcom to remember this franchise freakin’ exists before another decade goes by? If Mega Man 12 goes back to being those awful faux-NES games that remove half of the game systems like Rush and the Mega Buster I’m going to goddamn lose it.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite TV show or movie from before you were born? (It’s all right if it started before you were born but continued after.)

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): Gonna hit the exercise games because I need to shed some of this weight, ugh. Also probably some Splatoon 3 since I finally finished the new single-player content, oof.

For the bonus question, it’s easy: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. It doesn’t get much better than that for Star Wars content, aside from maybe Mandalorian season one.

Andy McAdams: I just resubbed to EverQuest II because my husband is back to playing, so I’ll probably spend some time there. Other than that, probably Rimworld and maybe some V Rising.

Bonus Question: Alien. I love all those movies, based my thesis off one of the later movies, and I’ve watched that whole series probably 70-ish times over the years. I also have multiple copies of it across DVD, Special Edition DVD, Blu-Ray and Special Edition Blu-Ray.

Ben Griggs (@braxwolf): I’ll be playing my heavily modded Fallout 4 install this weekend.

Bonus: Were there movies before I was born? I’d probably have to go with It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart is a classic.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Lord of the Rings Online for me. I’m about to leave Minas Morgul for… Gundabad I think? Either way I’m ready for a change of scenery.

Have to pick Star Wars Episode IV, of course. It’s in the rules.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): The Elder Scrolls Online continues to eat me alive (even outside of usual CMA duty for the month) and I’m totally going to continue to let it. Other than that I’ll probably do a few more Helldivers 2 drops and some chilled-out event stuff in Final Fantasy XIV if schedules allow.

MASH immediately comes to mind. I started to get a deep appreciation for the show when I started to learn more about the Korean War and Vietnam, and seeing a show about military life beyond my own childhood growing up as a Navy brat was… oddly comforting, actually.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Maybe a bit of FFXIV, continuing to explore the new nooks and crannies of Stardew Valley’s patch 1.6, and a review title. I’ve also had the urge to pick up Doom again, I play that every so often. Bloody good fun.

There are a number of good answers here and some bad ones, but the correct answer was The Prisoner (1967) and no one got it, so the rest of the site’s staff will be sent to the cornfield. Maybe I’ll let Chris and Bree stay. Maybe.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’m currently rotating through five games, so let’s see… I’m leveling my World of Warcraft Druid to 70 through dungeons, exploring Greenshade in ESO, wrapping up Cardolan on my Lore-master in LOTRO, leveling up my White Mage in FFXIV, and pushing into Fallout 4 with the hopes of actually finishing it this time.

Sam Kash (@thesamkash): Harry Potter: Magic Awakened continues to be a regular for me. The PvP hits just right for me and some of the new combat cards really improve the deck I was fighting with. It’s really punchy and I’m just having fun with it. The seasonal content is getting pretty pitiful which hopefully is not a sign of things to come. I’ll probably finish Superhot: Mind Control which will free me up for something else too.

Bonus: I think I’ll go with Three’s Company. I’m sure there’s films I’m not thinking of but I watched a lot of that while doing homework in high school on Nick at Night.

Tyler Edwards (blog): I’ve finished most of my goals in WoW until the next patch, so we’re back to New World full time.

Bonus question: Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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