Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time
That’s an appropriate title for the game. It certainly wasn’t cutting edge technology that kept PvZ2:IAB from getting to your doorstep. Although the six feet of earth and those pesky solid wood coffins might have slowed them down a bit.
The beloved sequel was trying to arrive on August 1st on iTunes. Apparently it still hasn’t and the absolutely HORDES of fans on Facebook are getting a bit restless. That’s ~10.5 MILLION people!!! Probably not a good idea to poke at them too much, PopCap. They know where you work.
I am absolutely waiting with baited breath for this game to come out. I have been spending a ton of time doing a bunch of other projects, and let the blog languish again. I feel bad about it, but maybe what I need to do is not kill myself with posts – and just let the natural rhythm of what I find set the tone for the blog.
I fully expect PvZ2:IAB to be a great game. But, those exalted expectations have been the undoing of many a sequel, so I have a wait and see attitude. I am excited to use all those friendly little flowers, vegetables, fruits and other chlorophyll-laced warriors to their fullest defensive capabilities.
I have specifically avoided any mention of the game previous to catching this news. I want to be surprised by the game, as I was with the original. I think over-analyzing something that is so simply addicting is easy to do, and I want to enjoy the game for what it is and THEN analyze it. I loved Plants vs Zombies, and so did my kids. Even my wife, who is NOT a gamer enjoyed watching us play it over and over.
Here’s the official trailer for the game. I thought it had a lot of personality, and injected the silliness of the zombies and the truly adorable plants right into it. I had no idea Crazy Dave was going to make an appearance, but it makes a lot of sense.
Another video launched several months ago, as the teaser trailer. It’s funny, but it’s got nothing on the game content. Have a gander and check it out. It’s clear that PopCap knows how much everyone has been looking forward to this game, although I am unsure if the marketing itself is as high of quality as the game is. I think the marketing is good, but not GREAT.
Then there’s another promo video, featuring an animated Jay & Silent Bob? I don’t get it. I must be getting older, dangit!
Here’s to good omens for Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time. Let’s face it – there’s a lot of humor in that title. Even Duke Nukem Forever was going to ship “when it’s done” and became Duke Nukem Whenever after 10+ years or whatever it was before the game launched. At least with Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time, there’s some serious self-deprecating punnage built right into the official name of the game.
Let’s hope PopCap delivers big time on the meaty bits of the game in similar fashion.