It's not lost on us that a good chunk of Kotaku's readership and commentariat is perplexed by our decision to play, study, and write about Zynga's latest free Facebook game FarmVille 2.
And yet for the past month, that's just what we've been doing. It's been both enjoyable and fascinating. No, FarmVille 2 isn't for everyone. In fact, I've gotten sick of it and stopped playing. That said, there is a reason these games are so hugely popular, and it's one worth understanding. Furthermore, if you've got a group of friends who will play with you (or you don't mind playing the game through Zynga's website), there's also a good deal of fun to be had with the game.
I thought I'd round up our coverage of FarmVille 2 here. It charts an interesting course from vague interest, to study, to obsession to retreat. Here we go: