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GF Rating
7.5

536 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

I don't really "GET IT"

posted by JohnH (MISSOULA, MT) Mar 28, 2014

Member since Nov 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I like PvZ... I like shooters... I don't like the two combined... Apparently.

It's nice that it's a lower paced shooter with clunky shooting and controls in a friendly enviroment. But there are massive issues with balance and progression that keep it from being a great game.

For one, balance is an absolute mystery. Some Sunflower weapons are weak and don't seem to work, others are vastly overpowered. You're on your own to figure out what is what. Sometimes the Allstar's cannon does nothing and sometimes you'll die as soon as you even see one coming at you.

They knew the balance was way off, so they added a "Classic" mode where no one can use anything but default characters. Taking away a lot of the game that would otherwise be available.

The progression also makes this a disaster. It's near impossible to compete against established players with better unlocked characters. Oh, you see the Dark Sunflower is a murder-machine, great, too bad the only way you'll ever unlock it is with Sticker Packs (IF YOU ARE LUCKY) that cost 40,000 coins... So how long does it take to get 40,000 coins? About 3-5 hours. A 20 minute match might net you 5,000 coins if you on your game and your team wins. Poor performance on the same match, expect 2,000 coins.

It seems to me the sheer number of stickers, the ineffectivness of the potted plants, and the "cost" of stick packs, that this game was supposed to be Free To Play or at least support microtransactions at some point. So I would guess that the progression was intentionally stretched out in order to promote sales.

I see people that love this game all over the place.... But I guess I just don't "GET IT". It attempts to be carefree and fun, ends up being a loose shooter that you have to seriously grind to get anything good. This game was clearly not made for me, someone who loves shooters and pvz oddly enough.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Worst Game Ever- Family wont let me play my xbox1!

posted by MightyGStar (EDMOND, OK) Mar 4, 2014

Member since Oct 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game has had my wife and kid playing for hours. It is a lot of fun, and highly recommended for families.

Great graphics, solid gameplay. Hours of fun.

Now, if only they will let me play Forza5 tonight - Its my turn.. (but really, I want to play too!)

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

posted by Qonscience (HAYMARKET, VA) Aug 1, 2014

Member since Nov 2011

I didn't think this game would impress me the way it has. I like Plants vs. Zombies, but I wasn't sure how a Third Person Shooter variation would work out. There are plenty of customization options for your characters and several different tactics to use to your advantage. I spent all of my time playing Team Vanquish. I would've played this game a lot more but my summer is running out and I want to play as many games as possible, so I ditched the game at level 20. If you are already good at shooters, then I highly recommend this game. It is a great break from serious shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield. This game is great for gamers of all kinds! Give it a try!

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