I want it to be significantly different personally. Art-wise I think we should try to be as unique as possible. Gameplay-wise I think if we could come up with some unique twist on the original it could be fun. I was almost wondering about a tactical two player vs mode (not sure if the originals ever did this; I haven't played them extensively).
At this point a lot of states, the games itself, needs some basic artwork. And that is my downfall. Not creative whatsoever when it comes to artwork. Of course i could put like a placeholder image and such here and there, but that will only go so far either. Not sure what do reagrding artwork?
This is always the main problem I have. I have requested some concept sketches from a couple people but so far not gotten any results. I think this thread is getting a bit long however. Perhaps make a new thread, "[Community project] Plants vs Zombies" and sticky it here in the game section. Have the link to the main repository in the first thread along with the current list of issues. Call out for any coders that would like to help or just learn a bit of pygame, and emphasize our need for artwork (mostly of the pixeling variety).