As a popular zombie game filled with cute plant components, plants vs. zombies has always been a favorite zombie game for kids. Although there are a number of variations to the development of this game, Plants Vs. Zombies is always a fun game to play. One of the most popular zombie game variations to play on PS4 is Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Therefore, today we are going to do Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 review. Happy reading.
Much like the Plants vs. Zombies previously, the development of this game was done by PopCap Games, but the publishing itself was done by Electronic Arts. This third-person zombie game was deliberately released for a number of media, from Microsoft Windows, PS 4, and Xbox One. This game is a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, which was first released in February 2016.
Let’s Take a Look Into Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review for Its Gameplay
As mentioned earlier, the Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 uses the concept of a third-person shooter, which is similar to Garden Warfare 2.Not changed much from the first edition, the gameplay in this second series gets 10 additions, of which 6 additions can be accessed immediately, 2 additional ones can be unlocked with just a limited number a trial with a high difficulty level, and 2 more can only be played by players in the game mode without end. These ten additions include the new plant and zombie classes. In addition, there is also an additional Graveyard Ops which is a zombie version of Garden Ops, as well as an additional new mode called Herbal Assault. This mode is an interchangeable version of Gardenns and Graveyards. In Herbal Assault mode, zombies inevitably have to defend their fort and prevent plants from catching zombies. This mode can also be played by a maximum of 24 players in each game.
In addition, different classes will certainly present different abilities. Remarkably, in the second series Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has added a new ability for players, where players can perform character returns. A number of plant characters added are Rose, Kernel Corn, Citron, and Torchwood. Meanwhile, the new zombies introduced in this second series are Super Brainz, Hover-Goat 3000, Captain Deadbeard, and Imp. If you like the old plant and zombie characters, don’t worry, because this second series still provides some old characters. For the old plant characters, there are Sunflower, Peashooter, Cactus, and Chomper. For the zombies themselves, you can get Scientist, Engineer, Soldier, and All-Star characters.
If you played the previous Garden Warfare, you are only allowed to play the game solo at the Garden Ops location and use the private mode. Meanwhile, in Garden Warfare this second series, you can play each mode in the game solitary. In addition, you will also be facilitated with split-screen multipayer facilities, servers that can be used personally, twelve additional maps, and forty different characters.
There is also a new mode called Backyard Battleground, where this mode is intended as a free hub world for you to explore. In this Backyard Battleground mode, players can enter a portal that refers to a mission, collect collectibles from all over the world, and contribute to the Flag vs AI match according to your wishes. If you are playing in Backyard Battleground, then be prepared, because later you will face a number of waves of enemy heroes. However, don’t worry because you will also get a number of chests, which contain coins and AI allies. In addition, if you use a number of different plant and zombie variants in the first game series, these variants will automatically be transferred to this second series.
There has been a significant improvement in the User Interface, where there is a Dr. Zomboss and Crazy Dave talking in three dimensional mode. In addition, at the base there are a number of general features, such as Room Customization, Quest Boards, Multiplayer Mode, Zombies, Sticker Shop, Multiplayer Portal, Mailbox, to special Garages.
If you have played Garden Warfare before and continue this second series, you will be given a number of exclusive prizes, where you can use your Mailbox to import a number of characters that are unlocked as well as a number of abilities that you have unlocked in the first series. Best of all, you can also use your ranking from the first series to get rewards based on loyalty. What’s more, if you buy Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 with a deluxe edition, then you will be given a number of exclusive items, such as exclusive characters with the theme of Mass Effect, Z7 Imp.
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Existing Mode in Garden Warfare 2
No need to worry too much if you like the modes in Garden Warfare 1, because you will be spoiled again with most of the modes found in Garden Warfare 1. Almost all modes in Garden Warfare 1 are in this second series, except Taco Bandits, which is given modification to Capture the Taco mode. There are many additions, such as Garden Ops, Graveyard Ops, and Herbal Assault.
1. Backyard Battleground
In this mode, Backyard Battelground is named as a world hub for gamers, where there is a large map that is divided into two, where there are plants on one side, and zombies on the other. In the middle, there will be an army of zombies and plants fighting each other. There is also a Flag of Strength game mode in the Backyard Battleground.
You can enter Garden Ops and Graveyard Ops modes, either via hot air balloon or via Crazy Dave’s RV on each side of the base. You can also do this via the Multiplayer Portal to choose your way of playing, starting from solo, privately with other gamers, or online in multiplayer mode. You are also allowed to get daily quests from the Quest Board, buy stickers at the Sticker Shop, do a few customizations in the Customization Booth, and much more.
2. Flag of Power
In this mode, you as a player must defend the Flag of Power from enemy waves, which will always experience increasing difficulty in each wave. And don’t worry, you’ll get coins with each time you finish defending your game until the end of each wave, when the flag is completely dropped.
3. Garden Ops
This mode is a cooperative mode. You can invite four of your friends to control the plants you choose through ten waves of zombies. The fifth and tenth waves will be the peak waves.
4. Graveyard Ops
If Garden Ops is a cooperative mode to control plants, then Graveyard Ops is the opposite, where you are allowed to control each zombie. Just like Garden Ops, Graveyard Ops allows you to play with four other players. The fifth and tenth waves remain the crest waves.
5. Solo Ops
In this mode, you can play the Ops Mode solo. In this mode, you can also invite 3 Artificial Intelligent helpers.
6. Team Vanquish
This one is a variation of the team death match, where there are two teams, each representing plants and zombies. These two teams will battle each other to become the winner.
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Now, Let’s Take a Look at Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Review for its Development System
PopCap is actually not the only developer in this game, where BioWare has provided significant assistance in developing the Grass Effect mechanism. From January 14, 2016 to January 18, 2016, open beta testing was conducted on the game for the PS 4 and Xbox One. However, in this beta test it is mostly done for tuners in multiplayer mode, as well as many of the game modes and secrets behind Backyard Battleground are turned off. Then, a trial version was created which was released at the end of April in 2016, where gamers could later play this game for up to ten hours.
On March 8, 2016, the first free content update was released, namely The Graveyard Variety Pack. Here, there are a number of character adjustments, the Aqua Center map, to a number of changes and additions to the Backyard Battleground. In addition, there is also another package released in June 2016, namely Trouble in Zombopolis, where a new map called Zombopolis has been added, as well as a number of new characters.
And Last but Not Least … Plants vs. Zombies Review for Its Reception
Although there are a number of contra-arguments regarding Plants vs. Zombies are too ‘simple’, however, in general, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 gets generally favorable reviews when viewed from reviews conducted by Metacritic reviewers.
There is also an opinion from Hardcore Gamers, namely Kevin Dunsmore who argues that PopCap Games always pays attention to suggestions and constructive criticism from the first series, so as to provide a sequel worthy of being played. Therefore, it gives it a 4 out of 5 for the second series Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2’s.
Meanwhile, there was also a comment from Destructoid, namely Jordan Devore. He argues that Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 deserves a score of 9 out of 10, where the hub world is more real and spacious and well developed. Meanwhile, IGN gave a score of 8.2 out of 10.
In the retail version, this video game was named as the second best-selling game during the first week of its release in the UK. This made the game debut as the UK’s No.2 software retailer after Far Cry Primal.
Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Although there are a number of contra-arguments regarding Plants vs. Zombies are too 'simple', however, in general, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 gets generally favorable reviews when viewed from reviews conducted by Metacritic reviewers. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a great online shooter with an unexpected wealth of single-player stuff, too. For: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Pc, Xbox One
- Maps & modes
- Lots to do alone
- Active quests
- Weak old characters
- Underwhelming campaign