One of the most successful tower defence games ever has finally got its sequel. Only available in Australia and New Zealand until later this summer, we have one of the earliest reviews out there. So read on for one of the worlds earliest insights!
This game doesn’t change alot from the first. You still put down plants to prevent the onslaught of zombies. But rather than defending Bill’s house (yes, Bill is still here, tin hat and all), you travel around a variety of worlds. The different worlds change the zombies up, making them wear different outfits (a cute little sheriff zombie came along in the wild west) and use different weapons (he was kindly throwing me some lit dynamite). It also changes the environs, which makes it abit more tactical than the nice square garden. For example, in the screenshot lower down on the pirate world, the zombies walk the plank to get to you. This allows you to create a bottleneck by being aggressive, but obviously this comes with risks. Tactics still play a big part in the game.
Unlike the original, this is a free to play game. Behind the paywall are extra plants from the old game, and a chance to unlock all ‘worlds’ from the beginning. But none of this is really necessary – you can unlock all the levels by simply playing through, and the extra plants add very little to the gameplay, the included ones do the job. There is also Power Up attacks, which take a long time to harvest yourself or you can buy. These are massively overpowered, and it’d doubtful many people will use them. As where’s the fun in frying all the zombies when you can watch the pea shooter go all macho and rapid fire down its row with the new, free, and easily accessible Plant Food.
Especially for a free to play game, there is a massive depth of content. Many levels and worlds, which ave different modes where you have to kill a certain amount, or are limited to a certain number of plants, and Popcap has committed to add new world ongoing.
This game is a tonne of fun, and for free you can’t really go wrong!
+: Free! Alot of content, small enough differences to not affect core gameplay but enough to make a noticable, fresh addition to the game
-: The paywall’d content may irritate some hardcore fans, who would rather just pay an upfront fee