Summary: I played Plants vs Zombies on an older machine and loved it, but made the mistake of buying the version labeled PC Download by Electronic Arts. It requires installation of Origin middleware which in turn requires setting up an account with their online service, which requires personal information such as birthdate. You can't just close your account there without going through many steps including waiting (in my case 10 minutes) for someone to answer the online chat.
Summary: Would be a five star if EA would pull their heads out and let me play it without having to log in to Origin whenever I want to play. But welcome to DRM lovers central. The reason I won't buy Simcity.
Summary: The game hasn't changed very much but forcing one to use Origin to play it ruins the game. I have purchased this game in the past and never had this problem. I wasn't aware of the Origin link or didn't understand it when purchasing the game. Maybe there are better places to buy games. I am very disappointed with Amazon for allowing this.
FUN FOR ALL AGES! GREAT LOW PRICE FOR A GREAT GAME
Mom in her 30's,with 2 young sons, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: I AM NOT USUALLY A GAMER, A BUSY MOM OF 2 ...NOT MUCH TIME FOR GAMES. THIS ONE IS GREAT FOR ME, AND MY KIDS LOVE TO WATCH ME PLAY! THEY ALSO PLAY AND IT WORKS VERY WELL. THE RESOLUTION ON PC DOESN'T NEED TO BE LOWERED TO PLAY THIS DOWNLOAD(MINE DIDN'T: AN HP 2010,WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM) GREAT PRICE FOR A GAME THAT ALL AGES CAN PLAY,USER FRIENDLY AS WELL.NO GLITCHES. THANK YOU!