Plants vs Zombies has become a phenomenon. From toys to clothes, you will be hard pressed to find a child who doesn’t know the classic wave defense game. It did not take long before Pop Cap games teamed up with EA to bring the plants and zombies to a new genre; third person shooters. In February 2014, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare launched on Xbox 360 and Xbox One with huge critical and user success, with a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 launch later that year in August. Now two years later, we will be getting a sequel that adds on all the fun of the original while maintaining the charm and quirkiness that we expect from a Plants vs. Zombies game. Here’s our Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 gameplay is some of the best in the third person shooter genre. It is silky smooth with no hiccups or frame rate drops. The lack of sprint does take some time to get use to, but once you get the pace of the game you no longer need sprint. The maps are just big enough that you can evade a attacker, while also getting from one side to another quickly. With places to hid and funnel points for the action you always feel like you could be the attacker or on the run of a dime become the next salad. Running on the Frostbite 3 engine, the same engine for BattleField, the environments feel like the latest animated movie.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is an all around a better game then the original, and that’s saying a lot for how good Garden Warfare was. Pop Cap took all the fans requests into account and has delivered a game that you can play on the couch with a friend or child, as well as someone over seas. If you are an online gamer or just want to play some wave based missions with a friend in the main hub area there is something for you too. We loved what we have seen so far, and with the game releasing this Tuesday we will have a full analysis of the multiplayer once it gets out into the wild. Regardless, GW2 is more bang for you buck then the original and it is hard for us to see the online experience weaker then the original.
Things we liked
+Addition of Single Player Mode
Things we Disliked
-Learning Curve from Other Shooters
-Some Classes Wont Appeal to Everyone
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