Review – Plants vs Zombies
The Scoop: There’re zombies on your lawn, and the only thing standing between them and your brain is an arsenal of plants!
The Setup: PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies is a bizarre, cutesy tower defense game, in which the player places various types of whimsical plants around your home in order to stop a horde of zombies from attacking. Each plant (and zombie alike) has its own strength and weakness. It’s up to the player to develop their defense strategy to take out the zombies before they take out your plants.
What’s Hot: The 48 different plant weapons are ridiculous, ranging from peashooters to watermelon catapults. My favorite plant has to be Chomper, the zombie-eating plant; it reminds me of the piranha plants from Super Mario Brothers–except these eat zombies instead of Marios.
Let’s not forget about the 25 different types of zombies; they’re just as peculiar as the plants! There’s the conehead zombie, who uses a traffic cone as a helmet; the dancing zombie, who seems to resemble a certain “Thriller” singer; and my favorite, the duckie tube zombie, who uses an inflatable water tube to float across the water.
What’s Not: This is not a mindless, casual game; you need to plan your defense strategy carefully. If you don’t properly defend your impending doom, the zombies will easily eat their way towards your house, equaling an instant game over. It can also be frustrating when that one weapon you need is still recharging. And watch out for those football player zombies; they’re seemingly indestructibleness has lead to many rage-quits!
Final Verdict: The fastest-selling PopCap game doesn’t take itself seriously, yet manages to be one of the most challenging, fun, addicting tower defense games I’ve ever played. Downloadable for $19.95, Plants vs Zombies is definitely a PC game worth owning!Review - Plants vs Zombies,