It’s hard to find something positive to say about a game that requires a player to constantly be connected to the internet. You’ll never technically be alone? Perhaps the zombies in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare are being manually sent out by a server, one at a time? What do you expect, it’s EA? Sorry, but I can’t think of a good way to soften this blow. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is always online, and we just have to deal with that.
I guess EA could say there is some justification? Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a multiplayer game. There is a Garden Ops mode, which is supposed to offer single and multiplayer options. However, Jed05 has shared a video of the Xbox 360 version of the game, which he attempted to play when his internet was down. Let’s watch and see what happens.
As you can see, if you watched the video, Jed and his crew were only able to look at the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare digital instruction manual and game credits without being connected to the internet. They couldn’t do anything else offline, even adjust options.
Which is quite disappointing. Especially since the Xbox One version of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare supposedly has an offline, splitscreen multiplayer mode. I guess it has something to do with the online currency and micro-transactions. To make sure people don’t try to game the system or cheat, everyone has to always be online.
Just keep this in mind in case you’re considering spending $29.99 on the Xbox 360 or PC versions of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, or $39.99 on the Xbox One version. And don’t forget to factor in that extra $59.99 for Xbox LIVE Gold!