I Installed it. The next four hours seemed like four minutes. I don’t remember when was the last time I was so engrossed in playing a game for so long on my laptop. This game is that good. I realized why this game has been creating so much buzz and why its a chart buster. Yes, i am talking about the insanely loved game ‘Plants vs. Zombies’.
Plants vs. Zombies is a tower defense-style game. It’s basically an action-strategy game. While it uses the basic mechanics of a strategy game, it boasts charm, personality, and loads of gameplay variety. The result is another addictive experience that will appeal to all walks of gamers.
A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an armada of zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and many more weapons to mutilate different types of zombies before they can reach your front door. Each zombie has its own special skills, its own strength and weakness. You’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. You have to collect suns from planted sunflowers or falling from the sky. You then use these sunflower points to plant the zombie destroying plants or weapons. The strategy lies in deciding what to plant, when to plant and where to plant for the maximum effectiveness. The game is interesting throughout and new types of plants and zombies keep popping up after every level. This is what keeps a player’s curiosity levels high and one is eager to find out and unlock newer weapons and confront deadlier zombies.
The yard infront of your house is divided into six rows and zombies shuffle in fairly orderly. They won’t cross over into other lanes but you will find multiple bodies coming in on one row. It’s a very simple concept and, in fact, when you first play it you may find it to be too laid back; too easy. But the real draw here is the incredible variety of plants (towers) and zombies. There are 48 kinds of plants with numerous offensive, defensive, and production capabilities, and 26 different zombies. Completing each level in the game will unlock a new plant or item to add to your arsenal. These constant rewards really keep you involved and will have you saying “just one more level” before I turn it off.
At the start of each round you have to pick which seeds to take into battle. You only have a limited amount of slots in your inventory, although you can increase your stash over time. With such an assortment of abilities and resource demands, half the battle is in picking effective weapons. You need to understand the power of each plant that you select. The array of choices means you can customize your strategy and confront the undead on your own terms.
There is also a wide variety of gameplay styles. Some levels take place during the day and some at night, which has a large effect on what plants are available to you, how you harvest sunlight (your resources), and what environmental obstacles you encounter. You may lose the ability to select plants and instead deal with pre-selected weapons that come down a conveyor belt. Or you may be presented with a lawn full of vases waiting to be smashed – some hiding treasure, some zombies. There are even fun mini-games, a survival mode, and puzzles that let you play as the zombies. You can’t go more than a few minutes with this game without discovering something new and delightful. That’s where this game is so good. Just like plants keep popping up surprises do the same.
Plants vs. Zombies also has a catchy, organic soundtrack that becomes more intense as your yard is flooded with enemies. The light voice acting gives the undead character as they lurch toward your house grunting and moaning for brains. There is also a surprise video package for you (after you complete the game) that’s extremely sweet and funny.
And with five game modes to dig into, the fun never ends. If I disclose all the secrets then I would really be doing injustice to you all because the game deserves to be played and the suspense adds flavour to this brilliant game. There is Loads of content and replayability. The gameplay is Extremely addictive. For those who don’t like strategy games this might just change your views forever. So go out there and show the zombies who’s the boss. Here is your destination for the game.