Summary: It is sad to see how far backwards this game has gone from the earlier versions (Armageddon, etc.). I purchased Worms from the Xbox Live Arcade hoping for a new, innovative title from Team 17. However, what I got was a disappointing re-run of a game, that simply didn't seem finished. One of the primary features made the previous worms games so great was the customization, with changeable worm voices, victory fanfares, and more than 3 map styles.
Summary: This is a great little arcade version of Worms and don't let the nay-sayers convince you otherwise. If you want a million weapons that get more and more ludicrous with every edition of the game, then go back to the myriad of other Worms games and play on your own. This is like the original Worms with suped up , Armageddon graphics.
Summary: The poorest quality Worms game ever made. Fewer weapons and settings than previous versions, buggy and some of the single player AI is too tough. (leading to overly defensive matches) I would have liked the buttons mapped differently as well, jump is assigned to the X button and fire weapon is A (the key that most programs use for jumping). The franchise should have been represented better than this.
Summary: Unfortunately, while this game can be fun for a little while, it is a huge step backwards in terms of content and won't have nearly the longevity of the older games. Team17 missed the mark here by trying to target "casual gamers" instead of their existing fanbase but instead making the game appeal most to the more hardcore players.
Summary: Even if you haven't been a follower of the Worms series since its inception many years ago, you should still give this addictive little game a try. It's like artillery on steroids with a touch of Cartoon Network. If they hadn't scaled down the weapon and map sets, I would have given it a 10. If you've never played Worms in its previous incarnations on the PC, though, you probably won't miss the omisisons.
Summary: The classic Worms is now available on xbox live arcade. They say simple ideas are often the best and this is definitely true in the case of this game. Forget the 3D updates which improved the graphics but lost the 'pick up and play' fun factor this is Worms as it was originally, 2D and brilliant fun. Now of course you don't have to wait for you mates to play this game the way it's meant to be played, multiplayer, you just play over xbox live.