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Plants Vs. Zombies

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Blackthorne TA, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Who loves this game? I don't think I've seen a casual game so packed full of value and fun as the Steam Game of the Year edition I have. I'm not sure how the different versions actually differ, but there is so much to do in the version I have it's amazing.

    The whole normal tower-defense-type game is fantastic, but then there are a whole slew of mini games that merge the zombie theme with differing gameplay, some resembling other games like bejewelled and finally the zen garden area.

    I have actually gotten every achievement. I think the hardest one was the level 15 vase-breaker achievement; dealing with two Gargantuars in the same level is tough, especially if you break their vases early on.

    The I, Zombie mini game is also a hoot; reversing your role into a strategy game where you choose zombies to defeat a given plant defense.

    All the different zombie types are hilarious, and I like how different plants and zombies are introduced as you play through the levels, so it remains fresh for a long time.

    What are your favorites?
     
  2. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    I haven't played it, but my son loves it. I thought it was pretty clever, but my gaming time is more and more limited these days, and i am going to delve into DAO ASAP, so do not want to get involved with this game right now.
     
  3. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Yeah, what reminded me of this game was my sister's family was visiting from Northern California, and my 5 y.o. nephew was playing the game on his dad's iPad. Both he and my neice know all the zombies and plants and can imitate the types well enough for you to guess which one they are. :lol:
     
  4. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    It's brilliant, I love it. Actually gets a bit challenging in the later levels, too.
     
  5. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Finally! I thought I was the only one who knew what a good casual game was! :) The rest of you bozos get out there and play it! You don't know what you're missing! ;)
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Me and my ex-missus used to sit and play it loads, which I guess shows how casual it is when girls can sit and play it.
     
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    Plant vs Zombies is really like by me. Its a funny game which i can play for hours.
     
  8. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Never heard of it.
     
  9. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Yes you have, just by reading this thread. You're welcome. Now go buy it and enjoy yourself!
     
  10. Cap'n CJ

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    Great little game :)
     
  11. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    What's a casual game and how is it different to a serious game?
     
  12. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG]
    You can read the rest at Wikipedia.
     
  13. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Come off it.
     
  14. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Come off what?

    Is Space Invaders casual or serious?
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Casual, obviously... the simpler they are, the more likely it is that they're casual.
     
  16. 8people

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    [​IMG] Casual games are usually identified by a more continuous nature. There is a short introductory section of the game akin to tutorial where the entire elements are introduced and then on levels are sections are variations on a base theme - for example pac-man using the same maze and same ghosts but the fruits change on certain levels. Most casual games feature semi-repetative puzzles or completely repetative puzzles and do not focus on a story but generally have a score board.

    'Serious' games have story features along with defined portions, beginnings, middles and ends, they have more varied game concepts intermingled into them and feature more identifiable protagonists and characters and clearly delineated goals.

    Competative games can blend aspects of both types designed on a more open nature to have an arena for two or more players to demonstrate capabilities on a range of features. The games are longer and more intense than casual games but lack the delineation and enrichment of a 'serious' game. Strategy games in a competative setting often have accepted 'phases', a gathering period, a building period, a defensive period and a retaltiation period (arguably a mop-up period as well :p)
     
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    very entertaining and very addictive
     
  18. Splunge

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    BTA might be the first negative rep I've ever given for introducing me to this addictive game. :nolike: :p
     
  19. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Sweet! Glad you tried it and liked it! I may have to make a topic on World of Goo next! :)
     
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    The person sitting next to me on the airplane was playing it on her IPad while I watched. I couldn't understand why there was fog or mist over the enemy side.
     
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