Nov 17, 2011

Plants vs. Zombies for Nintendo DS #GamersGiftGuide2011

Plants vs. Zombies 
Winner: 2011 Parents Choice Award.
Excellent fast-paced strategy game. A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Fun for the whole family – anyone age 5 to 105 can enjoy this game!

“Plants vs. Zombies leaps to the head of the tower defense pack by virtue of its polish, humor, simplicity and seductive strategic depth.”
-New York Times

Lovingly made, so joyfully silly, and yet completely compelling.”
-PC Magazine

About PopCap Games:PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

Available at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sam’s Club GameStop, Target, Amazon, Fry's, Comp USA and online.

My thoughts:
This is one of those games that seemed like EVERYONE was playing but I hadn't checked out just because of the name honestly.  I'm not much of a zombie freak and I had assumed it was a dark game.  But now I get it!  This is a crazy addicting game.  The first time I played I lost within seconds.  I wondered, what the heck people could possibly love about this game, I didn't understand it.  Then after a few attempts, I accidently got it right and I fell in love.  I would suggest doing what I recommend to my kids with every new game...READ THE DIRECTIONS.  If you play video games at all, you know the manuals that come with the game have become pretty much useless. BUT the on screen directions actually tell you a lot if you don't get impatient and flip through them.  I am pretty sure that was my mistake but nonetheless it probably took less than 5 minutes to get the idea anyway.  And then I played for about an hour without realizing how much time had passed.  The boys had fun watching me play and then eventually playing on their know when I am willing to give it up!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this video game for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback.


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