Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Reviews

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Skycaptin5
677,734 (430,240)
Skycaptin5
TA Score for this game: 2,966
Posted on 18 April 14 at 05:58
This review has 12 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
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When I first saw the trailer for Garden Warfare I was more than a bit surprised, but sought it out as I thought it looked enjoyable and was really well priced. It is a cheap title which makes sense as it only features online modes ranging from competitive to cooperative. Once playing I was more than pleasantly surprised by the quirks and lovable little things that these characters do while they are running about on the battlefield. It really feels like an intense shooter that is aimed at all demographics with a more playful style combined with destructive environments and mass plant or zombie carnage. There are of course these two distinctive sides which are then furtherly split into smaller classes which resemble a system comparable to that of Team Fortress where each one brings something different to the table. From the foot soldiers that are your basic infantry to the healers such as the humble sunflower that hops around with some weird glee. They each fill a niche whether it be in the regular deathmatch or the objective based Gardens and Graveyards which plays out more like Rush in Battlefield. You may think it is strange comparing a simple game of weird creatures to such a shooter, but it makes sense as that's how it really feels when you are playing. With the larger sized teams there is always tons of things going on from football zombies tackling across the field to the magical cactus hiding up above raining pricks down upon the people on the field. On top of all this weird action there is also a number of ways to which you are able to customize each of your troops by unlocking trading card packs with your earnings to gain new items for which you are to personalize your character. This leads to a wacky field of crazy characters doing all sorts of things to help sway the game whether that be engineers building portals to throttle the troops or chompers campaign and waiting for their moment to strike on an unexpecting passer. The multiplayer modes are rather simple and I would welcome more changes though the maps are well suited for their respective modes with the Gardens and Graveyards settings actually featuring massive maps with wave advancements as you push back the defending plants. The cooperative mode on the other hand takes a group of four plants and throws them onto a map as they try their best to defend a garden from waves of zombies that grow in strength as the game progresses and has bonus rounds where the slot machine flips to decide your fate. Which always brings a variety to your matches as you will have to adapt your defenses accordingly.

Gameplay
PvZ looks really great and has really beautiful scenery within this crazy battlefield. It also attempts to bring in the traditional feeling from the mobile version where some building or launching of units is done, from growing little potted plant defenses to launching zombies from a bone area plot. This adds a different element to the strategy as you must also compensate for these extra troops joining the enemy forces. It performs really well with worlds being quite interactive in terms of movement with many places being able to be reached which leads to some more dynamic combat. Everything runs fine in the game and the online seems very balanced aside from the chomper which seems to be almost too powerful in terms of their insta-kill ability.

Conclusion

It's hard to discuss this game in terms of saying that it is really weird, but actually a really great play. It's a nice example that an online only game can be enjoyable and cater to many ages while still being competitive. There are many hours to be had and tons of hours to be had whether that is in the multiplayer or the cooperative Garden Ops mode.

Review of Mine from Gamerheadquarters.com
Gave Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 8.4/10
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VanHow10
129,397 (87,580)
VanHow10
TA Score for this game: 2,228
Posted on 02 June 14 at 14:26
This review has 6 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
This PVZ game is very different than the mobile game. It is a third person shooter, and utilizes the aspects of the PVZ franchise. They implement everything you would expect, and sometimes even more. I really enjoyed this game, and others should too. It is a great price for the amount of hours you could put into it. It also is great for all ages. There are 4 classes on each side (plants and zombies) and each class has sub classes. (typically 5-6 other classes) You can unlock customizations, and also different upgrades and consumables. (zombies call in NPC zombies, plants have extra defense NPC plants). You get these through coins that you earn while playing each game type. This game is great game to get lost in, have fun, and not care about stats (I tend to be a stat whore).

Graphics (3 of 3): This game has a cartoonish version of graphics (as expected). I think they nailed how a PVZ game should look. The customization also add a great treat while playing. It looks and feels very good. It isn't something you would try and show off next graphics to someone, but it is nothing less that what you would expect. The colors and flow of movement is stunning. The sub classes add a bit of extra spice to each class, they did a fantastic job.

Multiplayer (3 of 3): This is a multiplayer only game. The DLC is free, there are massive amounts of items to collect, and multiple classes within each multplayer class. The game types are a bit bland but doesn't get old THAT fast. Like any other multplayer game, it does get old after so long. I tend to take breaks and come back for another hour or so at least once a week.

Replay Value (3 of 3): This is so far the only game that I catch myself constantly playing throughout the time it released. You always want to go back, collect more coins to buy packs of cards, to get new characters or customizations. It is very well balanced, and you will catch yourself coming back for more.

Sympathy (1 of 1): This for sure is a great game to have, especially with the cheaper price. The DLC that released earlier this year was free, another great plus. It is a "win win" for everyone.

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Huitieme Folle
101,402 (69,642)
Huitieme Folle
TA Score for this game: 1,659
Posted on 07 June 14 at 21:18
This review has 5 positive votes and 10 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
It is a super fun game with multiplayer game that is super different from the first two. It is a third-person-shooter (tps) where you can play in 4 different versions each with super fun maps. They are Garden Ops, Gardens & Graveyards, Team Vanquish, and Gnome Bomb. Some of the maps are Port Scallywag, Cactus Canyon, Main Street, Chomp Town, and Wall-Nut Hills. They each have two different versions Night and Day. Also for the first time ever can play as the Plants or Zombies.

It also has different characters like for the plants: Sunflower, Peashooter, Cactus, and Chomper. For the Zombies: Foot Soldier, Engineer, All-Star, and Scientist. If you don't have it yet you should definitely get it. No questions asked.danceheadspinclap
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