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Have you played worms on the Megadrive? Dreamcast? Playstation? Playstation2? think you know where im going with this. Yes it is the same game, maybe a little more advanced graphics than the Megadrive but all game play remains the same. Okay thats the negitive over! Now it is Worms and it is on a portable device, which means you can have as much fun as you did at home, out of home, which to me was soooo worth buying the game. I absoloulty loved playing this game when on the move, it links your brain to the game as soon as its time to kill. the accents and quotes from the worms are still so quirky and funny and it has upheld that nice "worm" feeling you first had when worms first came into your living room (or bedroom). Now this game has been out for around two years now so if you are reading this to see whether or not it has been worth holding off the purchase, then my answere to you is hell yea! only one thing has changed over the two years and thats the price! go get it!
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First of all, it's Worms. It's a timeless classic. It's one of the greatest games of all time. If you don't own it already, stop reading this and go out and buy it. Provided you're willing to spend £20 purely on the unjustified recommendation of a review by some random person. Which you're probably not.
The problem is, it's quite likely that you already do have it. In some form or other, Worms is probably sitting in your games collection, and has been for years. If not, you can easily wander into your local PC World and buy it for a fiver maximum. So with this in mind, you would think that this version really needs to pull out all the stops to justify the (relatively) massive price tag.
Unfortunately, it's still just Worms. It has stuck to the original 2D format (which the fans prefer to the pointless 3D upgrade), but it hasn't really developed much since its first outing on the Amiga all those years ago. Gone are all of the developments provided by Worms 2, Armageddon, World Party et al. Instead, we have a simplified version which strips the game back down to its basics, only this time round with improved graphics and sound (including the typically hilarious vocal samples). That's not really worth the cash this game is asking from you. It would be nice to be able to customise levels, or use a wider variety of weapons, but no.
The good points? Well, it's Worms! It's still insanely fun to play. As a multiplayer experience, it's more than worthwhile, especially now you've got the wonder that is Wi-Fi. It's a shame that it cannot be played online though. It seems like a missed opportunity. Despite this set-back, Worms: Open Warfare is still one of the best multiplayer handheld titles available, and if that's your bag then it's worthy of investing in.
The single player mode grows tiresome very quickly. The challenges the console set for you are fun for a while, but even they get boring. Then all you are left with is just playing against the DS in a series of pointless one-on-one matches. A campaign mode or similar should be pretty much essential for games like this. I totally wouldn't recommend buying this if you don't have any friends. I would recommend you bought some friends instead.
I guess the only thing left to cover is the touchscreen facility. The implementation of the touchscreen has made selecting weapons and tools easier. That's about all it does. Fair enough, Worms wasn't created for the DS, and rearranging it all so it fits the new system would ruin the game. They've done the best they can with the touchscreen (considering the game), and that's all that could be asked of them. The use of two screens does enhance the game play too - one is for a good view of the battlefield, the other is for the stats and stuff. A nice, if not exactly mind-blowing, use of what the DS brings to the table.
In summary, I can honestly say that this is the best version of traditional Worms I've ever played, and I'm glad I own it. I would recommend it if it was not for the price. It's missing tonnes of features, doesn't provide nearly enough play modes and sadly lacks on internet play. It seems ridiculous to me to ask so much for a slightly polished years-old game.
(A version of this review has also been posted on Ciao)
Worms on the ds was a great idea however it doesn't have the same feel to playing it on the psone or the pc. The missions can be tricky but most of them are rather easy.I think the only problem is that youneed a wi-fi connection to play 2 player when they could have done the system that they did in the old games. It is a good game to waste time on a long car journey.
Worms goes back to two - dimensional fun in this new sequel to the famous game. Retaining the same award-winning gameplay, unique sense of humour and clever mix of action and strategy that has epitomized the brand for almost a decade, Worms is the ideal quality gaming experience whilst on the move and is perfectly placed to make its debut on Nintendo DS. The processing power of the new handheld means Worms contains the best of aspects of all previous Worms games whilst at the same time offering the best Worms AI and most balanced weapons system to date. Plus with the introduction of a whole raft of unique features and laugh-out-loud comedy, Worms engages the player with streamlined gameplay especially suited to the smaller screen and shorter play time of a handheld device.