“ Genre: Adventure / Rating: E10 - (Everyone 10+) / Published by: THQ „
I love all worms games i have come across and this is no exception, Worms Open Warfare contains it all. Have you ever wanted to control a small team of worms armed with nealy every weapon you can think of; ranging from a bazooka to an exploding sheep. (If the description i have given so far sounds amazing read on or otherwise look for a different game). Aswell as the usual skirmish style, this game also offers a campaign for you to play through putting all of the skills required for worms to a test slowly getting harder and harder. The game also has a multplayer option so you can link up with any friends/siblings you have with a DS and get them to play with you. I thought this was an amazing game and can't wait to play it's sequal (you should probably look up before you buy this game). If you love war, this is the game for you.
Worms - Open Warfare is a game for the Nintendo DS. The premise is similar to its predecessors on other consoles, where you control a team of worms which have a series of weapons and must blow your opponent's worms of the 2D landscape.
The graphics are very good, inevitably concessions have had to be made from previous console versions given the size of the screen, but I found everything to be very workable. You use the stylus to pick which weapon you want to use, and I found it all very intuitive. It does take time to become really accurate when firing the weapons, but I did soon pick this up.
I was also quite pleased that this version of the game was in 2D, as it's an easier format to play in my mind for this game. Although likely this was a necessity because of the Nintendo DS's limitation, it was a positive for me to play the game in a similar way to the ones I played over ten years ago!
There did seem to be quite a few glitches in the programming however, with the computer opponent making really erratic decisions. There seemed to be a few graphic glitches which I couldn't understand, and the game did give the impression of possibly being released before all of the bugs were removed. this didn't majorly affect the game play, but it would have been a slightly better and more polished game if these problems had been fixed.
The problem when games are taken from other consoles, such as the Amiga, PC and Playstation versions is that fans of the game expect certain things to stay the same. This game does have quite a lot taken out, so there are less weapons to choose from (although the sheep weapon is still there!), less control over the characters and this, to me at least, does all give a rather negative impression of the game to those who have played it before.
There are a number of different modes that you can play the game in. You can play a random game against random opponents if you just want some quick game play, or create your own custom game, although some of the variables such as time aren't very customisable. There is also the challenge mode where you play against more and more difficult opponents. This option is the likely the one you'd pick when you start playing the game, and as your interest wanes, you're likely to return to just playing some one off games.
As with the originals, I think this game is best played between two people, and the DS version is no different. The amount of time you might want to play against the computer may be limited, but two player mode does extend the interest in the game quite a lot, and indeed, it's a good game to get back out after a while to play in two player mode.
The game is currently available on Amazon for 13.89 pounds (which is actually more than the second game in the series) against a recommended retail price of 18 pounds. Cheaper second-hand copies can at the moment be found much cheaper on eBay. The game is 7+ so is suitable for most children.
Overall, the game is playable for a while and is quite fun, but there are some quirks in the game play seemingly caused by poor planning, which do limit the game's fun. In two player mode it's a lot better, so if you can pick this game up at a reasonable price it is unlikely to disappoint.
Worms for DS was a great thing for me, because i've always been a Worms fan since i was about 8, i used to always play it on my phone and Xbox. Worms is a game where you shoots granades, firearms and all sorts of weapons to defeat the opposite teams.
The Gameplay for Worms was really impressive, i found it really clever how they used the Touch pad for aiming and buttons for deciding the Power of the Weapon. Like any other Worms game its fun and loads of explosives weapons and TNT sheep. But there is a thing about this game which is Really annoying! the Computers when you play a game against them, sometimes take about 2-5mins for them to decide their move, this can be Really fustrating and annoying. I remember planning a great tactic to win the game but the game was so slow i decided to turn off my DS and play another game. I dont know if it only affects me, because i happen to have the Old and heavy DS, not sure if it aplies to the New shiny DS.
The Graphics on this game are like the same type as my phone. They could improve a bit on it but its okay to play in. The missles do look really impressive, unlike any other worms games they are completely detailed with the 'steaming tails' trailing behind as it flies other the screen. The worms as they move and jump around on the NDS screen creates the sense of warfare that is best described as 'childs play'.
Altogether it is a Must buy game for the DS, especially the Wifi games that you can connect with your other DS friends. I have played this countless times with my friends and it can become very competitive. If you like a challenge and want to compete with friends. This is the game for you. Watch your friends facial expressions as you throw an exploding sheep at their last worm on the level. Its Brilliant 8/10.
The idea of the game is to you have to shot at your enemies worms with a variety of different weapons. You take turns with the DS taking one shot each until one team of worms have been destroyed. The bombs and guns are difficult to direct as each of the weapons reacts differently and you have to compensate for varying weather conditions wind, rain and snow. There are several tutorials to help learn the controls and how to play the game.
The game makes some use of the DS's touch screen although moving the worms and directing the shots is done using the control pad. There are three ways to play quick game, create a game and challenge as well as a wireless multiplayer mode (however your opponent will need there own game).
I found this game really difficult to play and got bored with the tutorials, however fans of the original worm's games will probably enjoy it.
A portable edition of the long-running strategy game from Team17, allowing players to command war with those wily worms anywhere they go.