Saturday, October 19, 2013

Plants vs Zombies The Comic: Lawmageddon by Paul Tobin

Ok, so I requested this book partly because I like Plants vs Zombies (There was this period of time where I did nothing but play Plants vs Zombies 2), but mostly because my little brother loves Plants vs Zombies (he skypes me just to ask for advice. Actually, only to ask for advice), and I wanted to know if I should get him this book.

So you may be asking, how do you make a comic out of a game where you plant plants to defeat zombies. There's only Crazy Dave, who barely speaks English, and Penny, the talking car. And a taco (in Plants vs Zombies 2 ok?). The answer is, introduce some Original Characters - Nate and Patrice (Crazy Dave's niece, and hence, his interpreter).

The whole gist of the comic goes like this: suddenly zombies appear. Convince sentient plants created by Crazy Dave to help you and fight zombies. Include a smart zombie that wants to block out the sun.

I suppose, if you're a huge fan of the game, you'll enjoy this book. For me, it was ... actually a little boring. I suppose that's because you can't actually make a game that's all about strategic timing into an exciting comic. I didn't really get the two main characters, and the plot mostly consisted of zombie fighting, which is much more fun when you're the one fighting the zombies.

Still, I suppose my brother might like it.

Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.

3 comments :

  1. My husband is forever trying to get me to play this game. LOL I don't know that I would enjoy the book, but maybe someday I will humor my husband and play the game. :-)

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    1. Haha, I think you might enjoy the game more than the book :p

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