Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
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Sometimes, when a promising game franchise gets stuck it goes the spin-off route, using the same characters or universe but completely changing the game style. This is exactly what PopCap and EA did with Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, being the sequel to the first spinoff of the franchise. Even though the original title of the franchise was based on real-time strategy and tower defense, these spinoffs are in a completely different game category. It is a charismatic new entry for this already excellent series, so, let's see what Plants vs. zombies: Battle for Neighborville is all about.
About the game
This second entry in the spinoff still follows the "hero shooter" game genre of shooting games. This basically means that you pick a "hero" and face off in different scenarios and game modes against the enemies, whether they are in other players or bots or AI-controlled enemies. Each hero has their own unique playability and this means you have to learn to control each different type.
Since every hero is unique, it also means they all have their own specific role inside a team, and you'll have to learn to work together as such. From long-range shooters to rapid fire characters, to some support/healers, as well as some tanks. It's really fun to play as each different hero and see which one works best for you and your gameplay style.
It is always useful to try to understand how to play all the characters, at least the basics. You never know when your team might need a healer or a tank, and you don't want to be stuck playing as a rapid shooter all the time. It also adds a lot of content and playable value to use different heroes.
This genre is a fan favorite for online and local gaming and has been for a long time now. Some of the most popular currently being Valorant, these games have a huge fan base and tons of active players. They also have tons of content available thanks to all the customization you can get, unlock, and of course, buy. This is great for making your character unique, you can see some examples of how customization adds a lot to the game experience by checking games like Overwatch and Team Fortress 2.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the right twist of the Plants vs Zombies franchise, as it gives a completely new life for the beloved game world originally presented as a tower defense game. All the game modes and content make it an excellent game for competitive multiplayer, and the heroes are incredibly well balanced. The maps and the game design are great, and it makes for a really fun game to play.
The gameplay and controllers are really good, not to mention the astonishing visuals, this is one of the best-looking hero shooter games out there. The online works great, and since there's also a split-screen, it is the perfect hero shooter to enjoy with friends.
- Amazing visuals
- Balanced gameplay
- Fun to play
- Lots of content
- Some server connectivity issues
- The PVE can be really easy