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Video Game Review: Plants Vs. Zombies

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To keep my fellow students from falling into an academic coma, let me introduce Plants Vs Zombies: a super cheap, super addictive, and super fun waste of time.

In keeping with the influx of zombie lovers and to get you all ready for Regina’s annual Zombie Walk on October 15—which I hope to see you all at—I’ve subjected myself to hours upon hours of research just for you. If the game’s name isn’t enough to interest you, let me give you a little rundown.

First of all, the combination of priceless animation and creativity makes this a game for everyone; you can play, your mom can play, and it’ll keep your siblings and roomies distracted while you study. The game features a variety of brain-loving zombie characters. You’ve got your run-of-the-mill zombies, grandpa zombies, Michael Jackson—complete with a dance crew—zombies, Olympic zombies, and many more.
You are even tasked with finding the elusive Sasquatch zombie, who even in death seems to be just as mysterious as he is in conspiracy documentaries.

On to the side of the heroes, there are adorable peashooters, sunflowers, watermelon catapults, seaweed, and many more characters to discover as you progress throughout the game.

The levels all take place in the different areas of a house, such as the backyard, rootop, etc. In between levels, Crazy Bob—who is also the game’s narrator—runs a shop out of his car where you can purchase items. Players can also collect award throughout the game that can be looked at in between stages, and, once the first level has been beaten, fun little mini-games become accessible.

Plants Vs. Zombies is not only ridiculously fun, but also well designed. Its menus are easy to navigate, and the game is straight forward, is way better than playing your free Solitaire software, is much less life-consuming than Halo: Reach. It’s a great game to play when your brain is on the verge of destruction from your course load.   

Jocelynn Marsden
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