Plants vs Zombies 2 Receives Massive Update, Changes Much of the Game

Triverse writes, "While we have reviewed both the iOS and Android versions of Plants vs Zombies 2, that was the version prior to this update. Why are we doing a news item on an update? Because this update changes quite a bit of the game, almost creating a brand new game while removing a lot of the annoying In App Purchase mess."

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MestreRothN4G1989d ago

So they did the Diablo 3 scam.

First fill the pockets with a terribly designed and exploitative game, then, when it is dying, 'save' it to clean the franchise's name.

cesuf1988d ago

It was never a "terribly designed" game. Clearly you've never once played it and are arm chair quarterbacking it with this degree of ignorance.

But as you progressed far into the game, the pay to progress model started to sink in (ala Candy Crush). Sounds like these changes are meant to deal with that. Let's be realistic here, these devs want to make some money at the end of day. Would you show up to work and not get paid?

MestreRothN4G1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )

Not only I played the game, but also you are quite isolated in your praise opinion.

Grow up. Not everyone has to think as you do.

The pay to continue playing or pay to overcome this progression wall model was implemented poorly in detriment of players' experience and now they're doing exactly what I said above. Deal with it.

And destroying the overall quality of what could have been a great game is not the only way to make money in the industry. Only the more exploitative.

Totoro171988d ago

Damnit I gave you an "agree" when I meant "disagree"!! Fuck developers who do that pay to progress bullshit. Once I hit the max of Candy Crush and was asked to pay money, I deleted it from my phone. I would rather pay about $6 or $7 for a full game rather than do that exploit scheme.

Veni Vidi Vici1988d ago

Sorry, it was horribly designed. You basically end up using the same 5 plants to do every level. THere was hardly any variation. Stuff that made the first game have disappeared. You just ended up using the same plants to kill so many zombies in a certain time, generate so much sun, don't let them the pass the flower line, and don't lose any lawn mowers. That's it.

I had just downloaded the game maybe a month ago and was about to delete it because it was getting so boring and monotonous. Hopefully this update saved it.

Visiblemarc1988d ago

Disagree completely. Plants vs Zombies is one of the best games ever on mobile and probably enters my top 100 all time favourite games, period.

Plants vs Zombies 2, "feels" all wrong. You can sense how your progression through the game is being shadowed by the presence of looming microtransaction pressure. The magic of the first game is gone, I no longer care about the series at all.

It's like going on an amazing first date with a gorgeous woman, and during the second date you keep getting the unsettling feeling that she is a prostitute.

I hate what this "model" has done to gaming, but take comfort in knowing that it is failing and will drift away. Pointing to candy crush's success is lame because that's like saying "People love Monster energy drink , let's put caffeine in every single drink." Doesn't work that way, and has even failed in the energy drink market for many brands as it became insanely oversaturated.

It's funny how people think because mobile games got popular, suddenly consoles would fade away. That made no sense. People love to game. Mobile gaming shows us just how huge that appetite is, not that it's being usurped. In the case of free-to-play "whales" there are a finite quantity of these sad folks and they have a finite amount of money to waste.

The "genre" as we know it will die soon, paying to win goes against the spirit of gaming itself. Unfortunately there have been casualties along the way, this game was one of them.

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hellvaguy1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )


So you told cesuf to grow up because not everyone agrees with his opinion and yet not everyone agrees with yours either. Ironic and hypocrite are 2 words that to mind.

Not mention most reviews are 4/5, so id say you may want to rethink your self-righteous opinion on being the voice of the people.

MestreRothN4G1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )

1. The difference is that I don't say that anyone 'who dares to differ' didn't even play the game. I know some people can disagree. Damn, some people... Nevermind.

To be fair, average people usually disagree with what I say. Then 6 months, one year later, when major sites post opinions equivalent, they say the same thing. People are too 'sheepy' for me to mind about it.

2. Screw the stupid critics. Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3 and AC3 says hi. Great games huh? lol PvZ2 has 3.5 stars on the App Store. 3.5. Put this in the perspective that games with 4/5 there (as in PS Store score) already tend to be horrible.

Want more? Go check its metacritic. I don't think this as a good parameter, but some do.

Still wanna talk about how praised it is?


'But I like games with 2/10 score'. We're talking abou general perception specifically. I also love Deadly Premonition.

cesuf1988d ago (Edited 1988d ago )

"Want more? Go check its metacritic. I don't think this as a good parameter, but some do."

Metacritic score of 4/5. Seems very praised to me.

MestreRothN4G1988d ago

Yeah. Now check the gamers' score.

wind791988d ago

"Its about time" they did something to clear the mess...

Simco8761988d ago

Personally the update isn't that great. It's still just a worthless display of what was a great game. I would have rather paid 19.99 and had a game that was an upgraded version of the first.

MestreRothN4G1988d ago

That's the problem. They think 19.99 is too cheap to enjoy their game.

0pie1987d ago

the game is harder since the new update. I know some people will love the new difficulty but ... Not me.