Available On: Android, iOS
I’ve been playing a lot of games from Electronic Arts on mobile lately, and I am starting to come to the conclusion that all of the popular hits from the PC that they are porting to mobile platforms just downright suck. EA is seriously becoming the most sad excuse for a company on Google Play and iOS. With that said, I am highly disappointed with their Plants vs Zombies port. If you’ve ever played Plants vs Zombies on the PC, you will know that it actually is a very good casual game. Not on Android though! It’s blatant that barely any work went into this.
If you are new to Plants vs Zombies, each zombie has his very own special set of skills. That said, you play as the plants and are going to have to combat them with your plants. You can use various plants like wall-nuts and peashooters to slowdown and eventually destroy the 26 types of different zombies before they can reach your home. That’s all there is to the game, but it is fun and addicting. It’s going to set you back by $2.99 on both iOS and Google Play.
It is important to note that the graphics are actually really good on Android, and that really is the only positive thing about this port. Since Google originally released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, this game has literally been broken and a waste of money. You have to keep in mind that the issues you will encounter will never get fixed due to EA refusing to admit it has problems, and the fact that they never release updates for their games unless it’s going to benefit them and make them money in some sort of way (Sims DLC for instance). Most of the time when you launch Plants vs Zombies you’ll come across a server error that will not allow you to continue into the game.
Aside from that, when the games does work, it does not even have as many different modes and challenges that you can find in the PC version of Plants vs Zombies. Heck, it’s more likely that Plants vs Zombies 2 will release earlier than the Android version of Plants vs Zombies getting the proper modes and challenges. Again, this is due to the laziness on EA’s part to support the game. I mean, even adding an Endless Mode to the game on Android would make it a whole lot more fun (if you can get past the server errors) and actually feel a little bit worth the $2.99 they ask for.
Don’t waste your time on Plants vs Zombies, look for the PC version instead. This is another terrible port that EA brought to the mobile platforms. Hopefully when PopCap Games releases Plants vs Zombies 2, we’ll be seeing a much better port to Android and iOS. This is not worth the $2.99 that it costs. Honestly, going out and purchasing a few 99 cent tacos is worth more than the app alone (that may have been a terrible analogy, but it gets the point across).