Imagine the excitement when we received a download code from EA for Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville™ and it was specifically for my 10-year-old son to review.
In between school work, chores and just getting through the new norms that come with being in lockdown we managed to jot down his thought about the game. This is what he had to say…
“If I could I would play Xbox games from the time I wake up until it’s time to go to bed, but my Mom would never let me do that… I have managed to get her hooked on a new game I got (Plants vs Zombies) and that seems to be the winning formula for lots of gameplay.
The game has a bunch of maps, missions, mini-quests and more. If you’re not playing missions, you can tackle character challenges where you need to earn experience, land hits or create damage. You can also free play and collect collectables or play online with your friends. I recorded a couple of clips so you could see a bit of the gameplay.
You can choose to play as a Plant or a Zombie and there are a bunch of different characters (20) to choose from on each side, all available from that start and divided into abilities like attacking, defending or support.
My favourite side is the Plants and I always choose to play as Citron. He is an armoured orange that shoots an orange juice lazer at his zombie enemies. He can also fire EM Peaches or turn into an orange ball to ram and damage the zombie invaders. While being a ball, he can also spin away at high speed. His other defence mechanism is a force field (shield) he uses for protection.
I do play for Zombies every now and then (especially when I play against my sister) and my favourite zombie would have to be Imp. He can summon a robotic suit called the Z-Mech that fires missiles at the plants. It can also smash the ground creating a wave of rubble to hurt the plants. Imp has a jet pack to fly around and he spits a ball that summons an endless vortex that pulls the plants in and doesn’t let them go. This allows you to shoot them in one place or allows for a quick escape.
I love the game because it teaches you to think on your feet and helps with hand-eye coordination while you’re having fun. This game is actually so much fun that I even got my mom to play with me. Her favourite character is Cornel Corn (aka Corn Butt as my mom calls him). Cornel Corn shoots corn cob machine guns at zombies and can also launch highly explosive cobs. He throws butter at the enemy to reveal their location and increase damage.
This game is loads of fun and if you’re like me where you need to share the TV with your family this game is a winner because it keeps them playing with you which equals more game time. Score!”
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Plants vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville™ is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Find out more about the game on the EA website or join the conversation on Twitter or Facebook