Plants vs Zombies is a tower defense game. Your mission is to protect your house from wave after wave of Zombies that are coming to eat your brains. You must protect your dwelling by using plants, and only plants (and some fungus). The Zombies come in many shapes and sizes and each require a unique system for fending them off.
As a big BIG fan of ALL puzzle games, once I heard about Plants vs Zombies I simply had to try it. And try it I did. Once I started playing I found it hard to stop. I was walking, talking and breathing Zombies. I wanted to be playing it all the time. Even at 6:30am when I should have been getting ready for work.
I really enjoyed the game play, it was quick, the levels were nicely laid out with a clear finish and it was funny. I can't stress how important the last part was for me. I am TERRIFIED of Zombies, even the thought of the Z word gives me goosebumps, so when Curtis told me about this game, I was hesitant to say the least. The humor in the game was able to keep me calm and laughing the whole time. The game is also pretty fast paced, there is some namby-pamby levels at the beginning to help ease you into the game, but after that it's a full on Zombie invasion.
If you have played the game, but haven't taken the time to read the Almanac, I would suggest it. It's some of the funniest in-game writing I've seen in a long time. It made me lol. The Zombies themselves are also really funny, there are many different types, some with bobsleds, some with dancers, some with inflatable duckies, and even some with Zambonies. How did they get the Zambonis? That's the kind of question I'll ask myself until the day I die!
Overall the game was fun and pretty intense. While playing the last boss I found it difficult to breath at times, but was able to beat it on my first attempt. The game is great, as with all PopCap games, so I recommend you pay the $9.99 on Steam and get yourself a copy, or pay the $19.95 for the Mac version, I know there is a price jump, but hey, at least it's available. It'll be interesting to see how they integrate such a fast-paced game onto the XBLA, and I'll probably play it all over again to find out. It's THAT good people.