Excerpt: Lots of things make me feel old these days. Michael Owen being 27 is one. The average age at a Foo Fighter gig is another. Now it's time to add something else to that illustrious list of things that make children of the 80s feel old: Worms. It's 13 years old. That's right, 13.
Excerpt: I was a fan of the first installment of Worms on PSP. What it lacked in depth it more than made up for in madcap antics and a simple, cheerful interface. Much has changed this time around, but not so much in the interface department.
Summary: In Worms: Open Warfare 2 players will be able to challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future.
Excerpt: In yet another installment of a long running series, Worms: Open Warfare 2 delves ever further into the secretive life of the noble worm. Worms are a deceptive breed of animal. Sure, they seem innocent enough as they wriggle through the dirt, underfoot and out of sight.
Excerpt: If you’ve played one Worms game, you’ve played them all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, and the latest Worms offering from Team 17 is particularly competent. If you don’t know what you’re getting into, think of the ancient game Gorillas, where you control the angle and strength of the...
Excerpt: The Worms series is an on-going franchise that has existed for over a dozen years now. Worms was the title that allowed developer, Team 17, to rise to fame. To date, the series has amassed sales of over 12 million units, and that's a pretty fantastic achievement for a, largely, turn-based simplistic...
Conclusion: Across the board, Worms: Open Warfare 2 is an improvement over the original Open Warfare. There are lots of weapons, plenty of single- and multiplayer content to dig into, and enough customization options to really hook established fans.
Pros: Solid online play, Loads of customization options, More weapons.
Cons: Doesn't do much to differentiate itself from the standard Worms formula, Screen size still confining.
Excerpt: Worms is one of the great British institutions of video games. Team 17’s original version for the Amiga has spawned countless sequels, remakes and spin-offs over the last 13 years, though it is fair to say Yorkshire’s best had gone a little stale of late.
Conclusion: The problems with the AI make things a little inconsistent and unrewarding and it would have been nice if we could have found someone to play against on the servers via Wifi. But there’s enough charm and fun to be had in the same old way that you can’t help but chuckle when you prod a helpless worm...
Pros: Nice cute graphics, Intuitive controls and camera, Short and sweet arcade gameplay, Create-a-team options.
Cons: Seen it all before, Not a lot of variation, Inconsistent AI