GodisaGeek: "Some will resent their favourite plants being locked out by a pay-wall, but in fairness you could pay £2-3 and rationalise it as paying for the game itself, as long as you don’t get drawn into buying more and more afterwards. Certain players won’t mind the repetition, though the difficulty may get them in the end, instead.
When it works, Plants Vs. Zombies 2 is a delight, and the in-app purchases nearly work, and are at least an interesting attempt at trying to do them in a slightly different way. Unfortunately, through a combination of grinding and an obvious clawing for your money, the wonderful character and soul from the previous game has been tarnished ever so slightly. Definitely play this one as soon as possible, but know that while some things are the same and PvZ is still one of the best casual (yet surprisingly deep) games on the market, some things have changed for good – and not for the better."