August 19th, 2013
Plants vs Zombies: It’s About Time–Quick Review

I downloaded Plants vs. Zombies: It’s About Time the day it came out and have been playing it ever since. Like a lot of Plants vs. Zombies fans, I was SUPER excited to get my hands on this game. Now that I’ve been playing it a few days, my enthusiasm is waning dramatically. I’d read some angry online reviews about how the game nickels and dimes you. Honestly, I thought it was just people complaining that they had to pay for the game. I’m all for the developers making money, but even I’m having trouble continuing with PZ 2.

I’ve already spent $20 and I’d have to spend a whole lot more than $50 to get through this game. At this point, I would’ve rather they just put the game up for $49.95 and called it a day. Why? Because as far as I can tell, most (not all) of the game levels seem set up to require the purchase of extra coins. Is it possible to defeat the zombies without them? I’m sure it is somehow, but I’ve yet to figure it out.

The plants in this version are having difficulty killing even the smallest zombies. (In the previous version, the plants could kill the weaker zombies with little effort.) Not so with this new version. It’s like the plants have been made weaker and the zombies have been made stronger. At one point, I had a row of four ‘100 sun’ plants lined up firing at a single standard zombie and the zombie still managed to take out three of my plants before it died. I love that they’ve made the game more challenging, but this is beginning to feel like it’s been skewed to require continuous payments.

I’d planned to play this game from start to finish, but now I’m not altogether certain I will finish it. It’s hard to have fun, when you feel like you’re being taken advantage of. Buyer Beware.

7 comments to “Plants vs Zombies: It’s About Time–Quick Review”

  1. So… Plants vs Zombies instead of writing. Oh… the shame. 🙂

    I’ve never heard of the game, but you can get the cheats pretty easy to save some money: 🙂

  2. Bernard, I wish! I edited two or three chapters yesterday. I’m going to edit another two or three today. I play once the work is done or while I’m having coffee. *ggg

    I know there are cheats, but I don’t want to have to cheat to win the game. 🙁

  3. They’re mostly tips to keep you from spending extra money. 🙂

  4. Oh okay, then I’ll definitely check them out. 🙂 Thanks!

  5. Bernard, Thank you again for that link. It helps a lot. 🙂

  6. And now I feel better about not being able to play it. I was really looking forward to PvsZ 2, but it won’t work on first gen ipads. So I’m still playing the original.

  7. Charlie, Even with Bernard’s suggestions, which have helped a lot, I’ve been really disappointed. I didn’t think it was possible, but they actually took all the fun out of the game. Don’t waste your money.