Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 puts itself into the category of the light-hearted shooter such as Splatoon. It has added new characters, solo content and updated modes to make it a more improved version of the first. You get an enjoyable core experience. However, the repetitive single player reduces all that fun.
One difference that one quickly notices is the structure. The game now surrounds a playable hub area in which the plants are on one side while the zombies on the other. Sufficient spacing has also been provided at the edge so as litter it with items that you can collect. There are secrets that you need to uncover.
There are not many diversions at the hub area and thus you are able to derive meaning from the game. That is important in making the action sensible to you.
The hub world also has got portals for several modes. These include online multiplayer component, Garden Ops mode and a new single player campaign.
Most missions will involve you going to the fetch quest or into the Garden Ops match where you will meet several waves of enemies.
If you manage to go to the end, you will unlock the Blood Dragon that is worthwhile.
The plants and zombies have 3 new characters each. Each of these characters method of operation is entirely different and crazier. You also get 110 different forms for the characters. There are icy oranges, scuba zombies, which function in inventive and mechanical styles.
The base character also has a particular archetype such as sniper or tank. The newcomers are thus important in balancing the two sides. There is also a counter-character for each character. If at all there is someone that is becoming dominant over you, you just swap to a combatant for you to have an upper hand.
There is quite a challenge when it comes to progression. The characters move from one level to another individually. Thus, the rewards that you unlock for one character will not affect the others. This is a dump for the game because you may not be able to swap to a strategically advantageous character without you having to leave your already upgraded character.
One can easily conclude that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 got it wrong when handling character diversity.
The same problem is extended to Unlocks. You are limited in frequency at which you can buy costumes, new variants and consumables.
The good news for each person is that if you played the original game, you are able to transfer and upgrade all the characters.
The Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a great game but it would be outstanding if it had worthwhile single-player content and a generous spacing. But still even with these features lacking, the astounding robust shooter ensures that you get a new thing anytime you are playing. The ridiculous presentation is also endearing. It proves the point that it is not mandatory for the shooters to be gritty and gray for them to provide a rewarding experience.