Monthly Archive: May 2014

Garden Warfare Redux

This article about microtransactions in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is a few days old now, and the option to purchase coins has already appeared in the game. Definitely not worth it to me at those price points, but YMMV. Also, I’m unemployed, so if I want to buy the chance at some nifty stuff, I just play a few rounds of Gardens and Graveyards. But that takes time.

In any case, my main concern about this change is that it would fuel the jerks who go beat up on people on the Welcome Mat, but I don’t know if that’s a problem or not. Again with the prices; I don’t think it would be worth it to any serious player. The thing is probably too big to tell.

I’ve spent some quality time with this game this week, and my initial reaction of “what?” has become the inability to put it down. I got obsessed with leveling a couple of characters. I got obsessed with my Vanquish to KO ratio. Hell, I just plain got obsessed.

And why? Because this is a good game. It’s well put together, there’s a nice balance of characters to choose from, and in my case the sheer silliness of the thing makes the transition into multiplayer shooters somehow more gentle. I really am still a newbie, Titanfall love aside.