Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time

Probably, Plants vs Zombies won’t be mentioned in the history of games as the best tower defense ever but it will be definitely tagged as the most popular one. It seems like almost every single person on Earth has managed to complete this game starting with little kids who only learn how to read and going up to 50 year old moms who roughly have the idea of how the internet works. For some reason PopCap, without any particular background, stole the jackpot and now can wear T-shirts saying that they are the ones who created one of the best time killers in the world. Though, they can also add a big sign on the back saying that Plants vs Zombies 2 is also their idea that recently revealed its identity to the whole world.

Curious what other games are out there like plants vs zombies?

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I bet you remember that back in the days Plants vs Zombies made everything stop for hours. I remember myself finding out about this game and then playing like a maniac until 3 am. Level after level, zombie after zombie I moved forward to prove that my brains are worth something. Well, those were great times. But the best part was to share Plants vs Zombies game with people who knew a little or even nothing about it. My friend foundd himself late for work because he spend the whole night killing zombies with agriculture and my other friend stayed playing the game for 7 hours nonstop. So, will be the next Plants vs Zombies title as good as the original? Well, we are about to find that out.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 has been released two weeks ago and since then different people share different ideas about the conception. If you do not know already, Plants vs Zombies 2 is free-to-play title with the possibility to donate real money and make the game a lot easy to pass. After a few hours of gameplay I can say with a firm that if paying money for upgrades has a role in this story, this role is not even secondary. Sure, you can get some special features and plants but they are not extremely bigger and stronger than those you buy for the virtual money. So yes, the game can be completed without spending any extra, though – it will force you to replay some levels for a few times to get more coins. That’s free-to-play principle shows off in its best.

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But enough about the money and let’s talk about the Plants vs Zombies 2. The game is bigger, greater and better in all the possible meanings. PopCap haven’t changed anything in the main game process, though they upgraded Plants vs Zombies 2 with the new locations and new characters on both sides. This move refreshes the game but makes it look and feel the way it should be seen and felt – as good as new but still old-fashioned.

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So far new locations in Plants vs Zombies 2 include the Ancient Egypt, the pirates’ ship and the Wild West. All three locations can boast with new zombies with new abilities. Some carry heavy protection, some slice your plants with their swords, others shoot them from the distance or try to get behind your lines flying on seagulls. All that and even more is waiting for you in the new title from PopCap games called Plants vs Zombies 2.

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Of course, this time players won’t be left behind as well and can expect to see new soldiers in their rows. I will try not to spoil you the expectation and excitement but you will see such new fellows as cabbage boxers and some kind of a plant that throws its fruits or whatever it is like boomerangs. It looks great and happens to be very and very effective. But now, if you don’t mind, I will pass to something else, leaving you the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of Christmas in August all by yourself.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 seems to be even more interesting and diverse than the original, probably, because of the different time areas and zombies. This is definitely a good thing and I do hope that rather sooner than later we should expect an update with more time periods revealing their history and story. But right now we still have 3 worlds to explore that will make the most dedicated players keep playing night and day just to make it to the end.

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Though, do not expect to complete the game earlier than the original Plants vs Zombies. Yes, the sequel is bigger than the early bird but this is not the vital reason why finishing Plants vs Zombies 2 will take more than one night. You see, after a few levels the donation feature comes into play. Sure, you are not obliged to buy a thing but you will definitely see and feel price tags flying here and there inviting you to try out today’s special and things alike. If you resist and move further, the game will start getting harder to play. Not vitally harder but just a little bit with every single level. On the other side, if you decide to treat your plants and your main character with something special, Plants vs Zombies 2 will allow you to become better in no time. Fair or not, this kind of play exists and is waiting for those players who do not mind spending a few bucks to finish the war faster. But again – this is not vitally important but happens to be encouraged.

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All in all, everything is balanced on the highest level and the only discomfort you can experience is the one mentioned above. Everything flows smoothly, collecting the required number of coins opens new levels and allows you to buy new plants and upgrade those you already have in your army. Also, there are new features that happen to be pretty helpful. For instance, if you are ready to let go a couple of thousands of the collected coins, you can buy yourself something really special like a giant hand that will wipe away all the hungry zombies. Sounds cool, right? Well, it looks even better than it sounds.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 is definitely something you should get on your iPhone or iPad. So far, iOS is the only platform that supports this game. In the future PopCap will release Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android and, probably, PC, but as for now – Apple mobile gadgets are the only ones who can enjoy all the beauty of every zombie attack. As a reminder I need to tell you that the game is free-to-play and you are not obliged to spend any money to get it on your phone. Though, you can make an app purchase and treat yourself with a few bonuses to make the game flow faster and easier.

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Author: Oleg Repetskiy

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