Plants vs Zombies 360 and PC versions any difference?

#1 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

So as the title says is the new 360 version the same game with same levels or is it a new game based around the same idea? I have plants vs zombies on PC and the marketplace ad on the 360 dashboard is killing me and i want to know if i should buy it.

#2 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I was crazy and I bought Plants vs Zombies on 360 and I already own it on PC.  Overall it doesn't seem that different.  There's some offline coop / vs modes which I haven't played...  The game has real widescreen support but the art doesn't seem very different.  The interface / menus are nicer looking.
 
That seems to be about it.

#3 Posted by Pie (7059 posts) -
@Diamond: Have you noticed that the text can be a little tough to read though? Im using a HD TV
#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

The only difference are some new multiplayer modes. 
 
Quite frankly it doesn't seem worth the five extra bucks.

#5 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

OK thanks everyone. I will save my points for Super Meat Boy.

#6 Posted by Guyzea (815 posts) -

PC version has Zombie Michael Jackson, 360 DOES NOT have him.

#7 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Doesn't the 360 version have higher resolution graphics? The PC versions is strictly 800x600. I should grab the 360 demo and see for myself.
 
edit: Ah, same resolution in-game with extra padding to fill up the 720p resolution. Shame.
 

@Guyzea

said:

" PC version has Zombie Michael Jackson "

Not any more, unless you cancelled all updates to the GOTY edition.
#8 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@Wasara88:  Yea if it's between this and Super Meat Boy get Meat Boy.  Hell, if it's between Super Meat Boy and just about any other game, get SMB, that game looks incredible...
 
@Pie: Yea, it's definitely getting near the 1:1 pixel text size.  Wasn't too bad though, and I'm on CRT HDTV so things are a bit blurrier than they'd be on a different display.
#9 Posted by watshisname08 (8 posts) -

Truth be told there isn't much difference between the two.  But I grabbed it because I wanted to play multiplayer with my roommates (it's kinda nice to eat my roommates' brains).  If you don't have it yet, I'd grab it for the 360 IMO it's a little bit better than the PC version.

#10 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Don't forget, it's also in the iPhone/Pod :)

#11 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Its probably slower.

#12 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@ryanwho:  No, the controls work fine.  They do have some magnetism on the suns and coins, and you don't have to click them to collect em.
#13 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @ryanwho:  No, the controls work fine.  They do have some magnetism on the suns and coins, and you don't have to click them to collect em. "
That was a big part of the frantic pace that they just automated right there.
#14 Posted by firewrkninja (227 posts) -

is everyone forgetting the new minigames?

#15 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" Don't forget, it's also in the iPhone/Pod :) "
I've got PC version and I've only played right through on the iPhone version.
#16 Posted by august (3827 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" @ryanwho:  No, the controls work fine.  They do have some magnetism on the suns and coins, and you don't have to click them to collect em. "
Just tried the demo and it's significantly slower. Not saying it isn't a fun version.
#17 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -
@august said:
" @Diamond said:
" @ryanwho:  No, the controls work fine.  They do have some magnetism on the suns and coins, and you don't have to click them to collect em. "
Just tried the demo and it's significantly slower. Not saying it isn't a fun version. "
It's still pretty great, veterans of the series will pick up the 360 differences in no time.
#18 Posted by roars5000 (22 posts) -

So, the Versus/Co-op modes are only for offline play?  That's a shame.  

#19 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@august said:
" @Diamond said:
" @ryanwho:  No, the controls work fine.  They do have some magnetism on the suns and coins, and you don't have to click them to collect em. "
Just tried the demo and it's significantly slower. Not saying it isn't a fun version.
No, the numbers of zombies, the speed of zombies, and the durability of zombies are literally exactly the same, at least on early levels.  You must just remember it being different.  I have compared the two versions running side by side...
#20 Posted by BBQBram (2206 posts) -

I've heard a lot of good things about the PC version so I just picked this up for my 360 a few days back. I'm totally in love with it and have been playing non-stop. The magnetism on the sun seems kinda necessary for analog stick controls, by the way. Having to press A on the sunflowers would be kinda messed up. So far, it feels fine and any losses are never due to the control scheme. If I keep playing at this pace I'll turn into either a plant or zombie myself.

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