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: would if the goal was to kill things with exploding fruit instead of to reach an exit. Each team gets a preset amount of time to maneuver his worm into position to strike at an enemy unit, and then the roles reverse. It's not just the opposing forces that you struggle against, however. The terrain itself is full of obstacles that need to be dealt with, but the actual method of dealing is quite open ended.
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 strategy game. Last year, THQ published Team 17's Worms: Open Warfare for the PSP and Nintendo DS, and now they're both proudly bringing us the follow-up.
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. Making the jump to 3D was met with mixed opinion and even a return to its 2D roots with Open Warfare on the DS didn’t meet the taste of the new-generation of players or Worms stalwarts.
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 onto a mine and then into the sea…
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
Summary: Worms: Open Warfare 2 is a fantastic follow up that adds a bit more spit and polish and quite a few more game modes. This is a fantastic title - let's just hope Team 17 continue to remain in the 2D realm with this series.