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E3 2013: ‘Plants vs Zombies 2’ is Great, But We’re Still Worried About How You’ll Pay For It

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The crown jewel of our visit to the EA Mobile side of town was getting some actual face time with the iOS version of Plants vs Zombies 2. In a nutshell, it’s Plants vs Zombies ($0.99) but more. If you’re familiar with the original, you’ll be able to instantly pick up and play the sequel. There’s new plants, loads of new levels, tons of new zombies, and a lot of content to wade through. Check out the video where I play an easy early level, then totally fail at a very difficult end level:

The crux of this game is going to be how you pay for it. EA was holding strong on all the microtransactions being incredibly optional, but that’s a hard pill to swallow when a game is balanced with IAP of any kind even in the equation. Even if the IAP is truly optional, it seems inevitable to hit those difficulty bumps and feel like this is where you’re “meant" to spend some money- Or, why bother re-trying when you can just drop some cash.

I’m really excited to see how it feels when we can actually download it, which should be very soon.

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