Name: Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
Release Date: 15 August 2013
Unless you have been living under a rock, you definitely have somehow came across Plants vs. Zombies sometime in the past few years. The first Plants vs. Zombies was first released in 2009 and revolutionized the tower-defense genre; then in ported to the App Store in 2010 and became a worldwide 'Brainz' sensation. Now almost 4 years later, 'It's About Time' for the sequel!
Everybody surely has their hopes high up for this anticipating sequel based on how brilliant the first game was and as we wonder how this sequel could even be more wonderful, Popcap has once again impressed us. For those of you who have been wondering on why the title of this sequel is "It's About Time". well, the answer if simple because the game IS ABOUT TIME. You will be travelling along with the familiar Crazy Dave and his talking van, Penny, through the time. Currently, there are three time periods available; Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas and Wild West while there are more to come.
Popcap has remarkably enhanced the visual presentation of the game. More polished, colorful graphics replaced the drawing-like graphics of the first game. Moreover, the animations are smoother and the effects are more intriguing. There are as well tons of exciting sound effects and new melodies while the PVZ's signature music is still there. As for the story, it might not be very strong in this PVZ sequel, however, the humorous conversation between Crazy Dave and Penny is always fun to read.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 plays exactly like its predecessor but with many new, creative twists. For example, the Pinch, Toss and Zap upgrades you can purchase, the awesome Plant Food and many cool Mini-Games you can play to earn stars. There is also a level map where you can select the path in which you want to go, collecting keys to unlock gates and complete daily Yeti quest. What's more? along with the original plants and zombies, there are loads of new ones and they are fantastic especially the plants.
Unlike the first game, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a free-to-play game. The good thing about it is that it is not necessary at all to spend real money on this game. However, die hard fans might want to purchase more plants or more coins to improve the already-awesome experience.
When you think nothing can beat the awesomeness of Plants vs. Zombies, this sequel will blow your mind. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a perfection, it can be said as one of the best mobile casual games to date. Four years might seem like a long time, but in this case, is definitely worth the wait.
Graphics: 5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 5/5 Stars
Originality: 5/5 Stars