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Plants vs Zombies:Battle for Neighborville didn't have much marketing leading up to its release. Admittedly this might be the exact thing it was missing to make it fully enjoyable as there are hardly any players.
There aren’t that many shooters out there that have me consistently chuckling as I play, and that is in large part to the wonderful characterisations PopCap has given each one of its characters.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is Garden Warfare 3 in all but name. But that doesn’t really matter when the product looks and plays so good, and has plenty of fresh new content.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a great third-person shooter that aims to be family-friendly. It takes what previous games did well and adds more content to it at a lower price. PopCap Games knows how to develop a cast of silly and uniquely designed characters.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighbourville is a fun, engaging and content-filled game that, in addition to offering a strong online player-vs-player component, is packed full of content that will keep even the most ardent of solo-players engaged. Proving that Electronic Arts can get live service games right, because this will be a live service game thanks to the pending premium currency store, this is still one game that has taken me by surprise and I can do nothing but recommend to anybody and everybody.
It's almost impossible to hate Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. From the goofy way characters move to the delightfully random attacks, it's sure to put a smile on your face. Story mode makes it easier for newcomers to get used to combat or give kids a way to have mindless fun. Costumes and other rewards add a fair amount of replay value, especially if you want to stand out. So, if you're looking for a nice change of pace, consider giving it a try and see if you can resist the charm.
Minor issues aside, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville takes the safe approach in doing things right. It adds in a few minor classes, tweaks a few gameplay variants to add in a change of pace, and continues on with a comical storyline that fans of all ages can enjoy despite the comic book mischief.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is an amazing next chapter in the series. Its story campaign alone is enough to warrant a buy. It's not just the graphics, the characters, or the amazing multiplayer that makes it a must buy, it's the charm that the developers have dialed into this game. Every minute playing feels like you're on track to discover something ridiculously funny and over the top. Though there are a few key tweaks needed to make the battles spot on, it's the culmination of other things that make this a great game.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the natural evolution of the Garden Warfare saga, now with new animations, a new set of maps, and modes that ensure the usual jokes.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
While it might not be every shooter fan's bag, Battle for Neighborville has certainly got the ability to entertain just about anyone... young or old, experience shooter player or first-timer.
If you're looking for a fun, colourful team shooter with plenty to see and do, Battle for Neighborville could be just the ticket. If you weren't swayed by the prior Garden Warfare titles, you'll likely want to pass on this, but for the sheer silliness of its characters and the world they exist in, it's well worth sinking your teeth (or vines) into. You may never want to leave Neighborville.
Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville is a beautiful title. We have fun online with different modes of play. Teamplay is important but playing alone s not be the key to success. A time of adaptation is required to master the game and its gameplay. There are a lot of things to do in the game and the title takes on a more significant scale when played with friends. A good surprise in short.
Review in French | Read full review
Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville is a strong foundation and PopCap seems determined to provide updates and events to give fans of the franchise a place to call home.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville embraces all of the charm and fun of its predecessors, but manages to up the ante with a lot of new and updated features. Sometimes having too many players feels overly chaotic for a character-based hero shooter, and losing the variants makes the roster feel a little thin, but PopCap spent more than a month proving to early players that it was committed to Neighborville for the foreseeable future. For all the good it brings, it's easy to overlook a couple of worms in the garden.
Players who have been fans of the prior games in the series will see much to like in the game as the world is fun, visually appealing, and inviting and lots of fun to play.
Despite strong competitive and cooperative multiplayer action, the PvE elements fall short of those marquee modes. The progression leads to more frustration than satisfaction
Considered that "Variants" has been completely taken away, and "Abilities" are simplified, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville definitely failed some expectations, but now it is more rookie-friendly. We can still have tons of fun within, thanks to the new characters and maps.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a fun little alternative to all the grimdark and serious team shooters on the market, although the PVE components pale in comparison to the real meat of the game, the online multiplayer.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville doesn't go out of its way to surpass expectations, but it's a silly, strange, joyful game – one I'm glad was greenlit. If PopCap can continue what it started, this stands a fighting chance of becoming my favorite PvZ spin-off. I hope it gets that opportunity.
It's PvE campaign may be a bit of a wash despite the Looney tunes approach, but if you're looking for some addictive multiplayer action that hasn't changed too much between instalments, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is still a chaotic start to the day that is packed full of vitamin C for crazy.
Battle for Neighborville is fun and bursting with humour. It's packed with content that you can play co-operatively in PvE and competitively in multiplayer, but some balancing issues at present can make the competitive side feel a bit of a slog.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville isn’t a huge evolution for the series — but it is mostly an improvement, and appropriately prepared for the persistent multiplayer culture we find ourselves in.
Even at times Battle for Neighborville seems like a elaborate remaster of Garden Warfare 2, but there is still a lot of fun to be had. However, some of the game's more obvious issues cannot be ignored, including its unbalanced online matchmaking.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Battle for Neighborville seems targeted towards an audience that arguably doesn’t exist in any meaningful capacity — PvZ players who wanted a more competitive shooter with fewer customization options.
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is a competent team-based shooter, but looking microtransactions and the lack of anything truly new prevent it from being anything more than junk food.
While the art, gameplay and music are fine, it feels like EA made a game so exclusively for children that their parents won't want to play it with them, leaving them to be influenced alone. Even if you can tolerate the tone and have the wherewithal to not spend too much money on DLC, Neighborville is fine. It just won't be your best purchase EVAR.