Well, that didn't take long. I've been playing FarmVille 2 for just over a week, and I am 100% ready to light the theme music on fire.
Listen to it. It's up top.
Now imagine that music plays every single time you load up the game.
Every. Single. Time.
FarmVille 2 isn't really a game that you load up and play for long periods of time. It's designed to be visited and revisited throughout the day -- that's actually part of the appeal. So you have to reload the game every time you play it, and… you have to listen to that music every time.
There's no "Skip intro music" feature, the best thing you can do is mute it for a while while it loads, then un-mute it if you want to hear the game's sound effects. Even then, Flash doesn't respond that quickly when the game is loading, so you'll have to sit through the first few strains of the song. It's more trouble than its worth.
Further complicating things is the fact that if you click on your FarmVille 2 notifications up in your Facebook bar while you're playing the game, the whole thing kicks you back to the start page and reloads. And yep, as it does that… it plays the stupid song. Again.
Taken on its own, the theme song is actually a kinda neat little jingle. The walking bassline, the way that broad chord comes in the on the second go-round, and the way that it artfully fades out as the nature sounds take over.
(And by the way: props to Zynga for doing a fine job with the sound effects in the game. The chirping birds and lowing cows of FarmVille 2 are one of its most aesthetically pleasing elements. Sometimes I'll leave it on in the background while I work.)
But dear god, I'm so tired of the intro music that I want to set it on fire.
Listen to the video above 500 more times and you'll get what I'm talking about.
Or you know, you could just take my word for it. I'll understand.