Excerpt: I was first exposed to this franchise on the Nintendo 3DS. That was a solid title on a handheld. Funky Barn on the Wii U surpasses it in almost every way imaginable. Information is shown on two screens. So I would tap on the Wii U Gamepad to open a message on the television screen.
Time-management game provides fun but limited experience.
Common Sense Media
8 January 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Funky Barn is a "time management" game in which players take control of a farm and try to manage a continuously growing collection of milk jugs, pieces of wool, eggs, and more. Players must manage their time effectively while keeping an eye on the farm's inventory.
Summary: Funky Barn is neither Farmville nor Harvest Moon . It’s a farming sin with heavy real time strategy elements. It’s well done and the only hiccup you’ll encounter is the slowdown that may occur when your farm is quite large and supersaturated with animals and crops alike.
Review: Funky Barn is a delightful farming game with the case of uglies
17 December 2012
Excerpt: What is it about managing your own farm that makes it so enticing to gamers? Whether it's the hustle and bustle of the Harvest Moon series or the more laid-back, social experience of Farmville , there is no denying that sometimes, gamers just want to leave their earthly realm to tend to their...
Conclusion: Funky Barn is addictive, and might keep you playing for a several hours, but it's not satisfying or memorable. That's a characteristic I often associate with mobile and handheld games, the latter of which this game is derived from.
Summary: Don't let the incessant trolling of its Miiverse community delude you, as Funky Barn is not an entirely bad game. It's far from pretty, but its simple gameplay is quite addictive while it lasts and it controls well.