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Plants vs. Zombies Review

Did you ever notice how many of those The overall premise is pretty basic, yet completely insane.  You are protecting your house from an invasion of the undead, and your only weapons are…well Each stage is broken up into 10 sub-levels, each one with increasingly tougher zombie foes.  The stages take place in different areas of your yard, starting with the very basic (your back lawn) and throwing in more tweaks as you progress (i.e. swimming pools, rooftops, etc).  The playing field is divided into 6 individual rows, and the undead will slowly make their way up these rows from the street to your house.  Each row has 9 columns (think of it as a giant Excel sheet), and you can place a plant in each You can The design of the zombie enemies is nothing short of brilliant.  Not content to just throw mindless shamblers your way, PvZ pulls out all the stops and will send a hilarious array of zombie minions after you.  Snorkeling zombies will submerge underwater to avoid damage from your pea shooters.  Pole vaulting zombies will be able to spring over your first line of defense.  Zombies will be equipped with screen doors, pots on their heads, or football helmets to lessen the damage they take.  Grandpa zombies will move slowly up the row reading their newspapers, and suddenly begin a violent angry charge once their paper is destroyed.  There

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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