Plants vs Zombies Review
Having just finished 90% of Plants vs Zombies and with a moderate amount of replay value still available, I have to say that I am impressed with what developer PopCap has come up with this time around. The pace of challenging but not too hard gameplay, with the oppurtunity to make it harder and set your own goals, coupled with the variety of the settings and the quirky but enjoyable mini games make this a definite game to be reckoned with. “But wait!” You say. “Isn’t Plants vs Zombies just a new tower defense game? And you have to PAY for it?” Why yes, yes you do, and it is in my opinion a much better deal than many of the current games on store/steam shelves.
Plants vs Zombies is a tower defense game. But inside it contains a five/six hour long adventure mode, if not longer, as well as twoish hour long mini game and puzzle modes, as well as, a series of survival modes unlocked after beating adventure mode. Overall it is a game that contains at least a good ten hours of gameplay, with enough variety and challenges to give it strong replayability value.
If you are familiar with the tower defense sub-genre of flash and mini games, PvZ takes this to a ridiculous new level. The premise is that you are defending your house from zombies, with plants. Original enough for you so far? There are almost fifty different plants for you to unlock and eventually use, as well as almost as many zombies that will be thrown at you in different places and environments. You could be fighting at night in dense fog, then in bright daylight in your pool! The mini-game modes vary drastically, from whack-a-zombie to bowling, and in half of the puzzle missions you end up playing as the zombies themselves! The difficulty isn’t maddeningly hard, or laughably easy, it stays challenging and requires you to use the plants you’re given with skill and strategy.
So I would highly recommend that you check this out as a diversion for the summer, because it really is a steal at twenty dollars. At the very least you can download the free trial to try it out. You’ll get a fair amount of gameplay from it and a good idea of what to further expect, so it’s worth the free download for sure.
Check it out here at PopCap’s official website