FARMVILLE, TAKE TWO: The update to “FarmVille,” Zynga’s most-recognized game, is a total makeover for the simplistic, addictive, but oft-derided online diversion. It has lush 3-D graphics instead of the old two-dimensional figures.
MUCH HAS CHANGED: The last version helped propel Zynga to the forefront of online game companies. But today many players are turning to mobile games and away from those played on Facebook, where “FarmVille 2” is still likely to be played the most.
BIG TEST: Baird analyst Colin Sebastian says Zynga needs a breakout hit. Its stock price has lost nearly three-quarter since its December IPO.