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Edited by Thrillhouse87

I liked worms a lot at one point

Posted by RedHatDrew

Man, the guys at work are gonna be stoked...

Posted by iAmJohn

This looks like the same game except they've added water that doesn't kill you and the ability to make your worms look super awful.

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Posted by Chemin

Hell yeah 2D Worms. Finally they get it!
 
Well, I hope. This looks ok, but I won't get my hopes up.

Posted by EvilNiGHTS

Got fond memories of the first game, bought the XBLA one as well as Worms Reloaded on Steam and hardly play them. Suspect that series has the whole Mario Kart thing that Ryan talks about.

Posted by Arx724

This seems like a nice move, to be honest. I never liked the 3D games and if I wanted to play actual 2D worms, there are already several titles that are extremely similar to each other. This at least looks a bit different while having the 2D games' gameplay.

Posted by PokeIkzai

Looks fun enough. Use to be the hugest fan of the series but really I haven't cared to play them at all recently. I guess maybe this one will be OK. I like that for the first time in ages they seem to be tooling around extensively with the 2D formula.

Posted by Sin4profit

They've reiterated on the series to death. I can't tell if they're worse or if i've just become burnt out on them. Doing the 3D graphics with the 2D gameplay may be a smart enough move to get me to pay attention to worms again.

Posted by shadowwolf9

This looks great. Finally a fully featured Worms game with enough new stuff to warrant a purchase.

Posted by jakob187

What...the fuck...was that guy saying in half of that video? I couldn't understand him to save my life.

Posted by csl316

Cool, been too long since I played one of these.

Posted by Goblin

Every game released after Armageddon/World Party has been shit. It's baffling how they time and time again manage to make Worms games with mechanics, graphics, physics, arsenals, modes, levels and/or "feel" that is greatly inferior to a game they made 13 years ago.

I really hope this one will turn out good, but I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by iAmJohn
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Posted by EthanML

In the midst of all these mid-size studio closures, one has to wonder how Team 17 have stayed open all these years/decades. I guess these still sell surprisingly well?

Posted by Bummey

Worms World Party was the last Worms game as far as I'm concerned.

(Open Warfare 2 for the DS was pretty okay too)

Posted by Sin4profit

@iAmJohn: opposed to what? reiteration or 3d graphics?

Posted by iAmJohn

@Sin4profit said:

@iAmJohn: opposed to what? reiteration or 3d graphics?

Both? All the ones I linked to are 2D Worms games that use 3D graphics.

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Posted by Sin4profit

@iAmJohn: i meant the foreground. this new game seems to be running on a new engine design as opposed to the games you mention. Dunno if it'll allow them to do much differently but at least it shows some forward thinking on the franchise.

Posted by JJ_FIGGY

MORE WORMS THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Edited by JackSukeru

Maybe 2 years ago I picked up a PS1 copy of Worms World Party on a whim. I did it mostly because I hadn't owned a Worms game up until that point, but also 'cause there didn't seem to be another version of Worms out at that time that was significantly different or superior in any way.

I don't know either way, but this one at least looks interesting at a glance, it'd be cool if they did something good with the series.

Posted by impartialgecko

@EthanML: Bet their overheads are comparatively lower than higher studios given how simple the visual style and gameplay is. They probably get a lot more mileage out of those assets because they reuse them so often. I may be talking out of my arse but I've seen a lot of the same weapons and levels across multiple 3D Worms titles.

Posted by cyraxible

I'm so torn about these games. On one hand I hate how little they've changed and Team 17 is just a one trick pony but on the other hand there aren't many games like these coming out anymore so I guess they fill a niche.

I'm always fascinated these are still being made. I cannot fathom the kind of people who will buy the same game after a decade straight.

Posted by Russcat

@jakob187 said:

What...the fuck...was that guy saying in half of that video? I couldn't understand him to save my life.

It's cool, I can translate for you:

Now lookee here, yawl, we durn made this ol' vidyuh games 'bawt them lil' crawlin' varmints jus like that one what we made seventeen years 'go.

Posted by Chumm

@Russcat said:

@jakob187 said:

What...the fuck...was that guy saying in half of that video? I couldn't understand him to save my life.

It's cool, I can translate for you:

Now lookee here, yawl, we durn made this ol' vidyuh games 'bawt them lil' crawlin' varmints jus like that one what we made seventeen years 'go.

A brilliant rendition.

Posted by iAmJohn

@Sin4profit said:

@iAmJohn: i meant the foreground. this new game seems to be running on a new engine design as opposed to the games you mention. Dunno if it'll allow them to do much differently but at least it shows some forward thinking on the franchise.

Sure, and I'll give you that having a new physics engine is kind of cool, since it lets them do weird stuff like the water. But even with all the new visual flairs, it looks like they've made yet another Worms game that looks nicer. Problem is, they've basically done that every year for a while now. I really hope they show something more because it looks like the same game I've bought numerous times over with a fresh coat of paint.

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Posted by Sin4profit

@iAmJohn: I'm not sold on it yet either. I'm just sayin it's good to see them taking greater strides with the traditional gameplay (as in experimenting with a new engine) rather then slight iteration on their older systems which feels like they've tapped that engine out.

Posted by captainanderson

I'm looking forward to this, so long as it's closer to Armageddon than Reloaded.

Posted by Landon

Do people really enjoy these Worms games? I feel like every 6 weeks they announce another one. Is there, like, some huge cult following for them? How on earth do they keep making money?

Posted by jasonefmonk

Worms: Armageddon was my favourite PC game for a long while. I've never felt that they lived up to that game, although I've only played around with a quarter of their many iterations since.

What they showed does look good, and the water stuff was interesting. I don't know if the excitement I had passing the keyboard back and forth between friends and family is still even possible. Hopefully it's something they manage one of these times, because I'm always looking.

Posted by Cramsy

@iAmJohn said:

@Sin4profit said:

They've reiterated on the series to death. I can't tell if they're worse or if i've just become burnt out on them. Doing the 3D graphics with the 2D gameplay may be a smart enough move to get me to pay attention to worms again.

You mean as opposed to when they did it for Worms: Open Warfare, Worms: Open Warfare 2, Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon or Worms Reloaded?

Worms.

Posted by Cirdain

Nah mate.

Posted by Humanity

I hope it's an arcade title or something as I simply can't justify spending more than $10 on a Worms game these days

Posted by fox01313

@Landon: Probably one of those things where they get a lot of money from overseas/mobile versions as for the Worms game success. I've pretty much avoided the franchise (aside from the one Worms game that came with my 360 memory unit before the USB drive fix), but after seeing it on the Steamgifts site, the one offbeat worms game of Worms Crazy Golf actually looks different, fun to play & rather unique among the franchise so I'm looking forward to grabbing that on a steam sale as I'm not sure about how much I'd enjoy Worms Revolution or the other Worms games being that much different from the one Worms game I have.

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Posted by Dan_CiTi

Weird people can get excited for Worms again, I feel like its just something you revisit with your friends for a bit every few years and then forget about. Like Mario Party or whatever. Looks good though, probably the best Worms game.

Posted by DryvBy

@jasonefmonk said:

Worms: Armageddon was my favourite PC game for a long while. I've never felt that they lived up to that game, although I've only played around with a quarter of their many iterations since.

What they showed does look good, and the water stuff was interesting. I don't know if the excitement I had passing the keyboard back and forth between friends and family is still even possible. Hopefully it's something they manage one of these times, because I'm always looking.

I always felt Worms: World Party was their best. It was essentially Worms: Armageddon with a lot more weapons.

Posted by MeatSim

Well I can always condone the use of green screens.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@Thrillhouse87 said:

I liked worms a lot at one point

Everyone did.

Edited by Johnny5

To be honest the only thing I really want is the ability to play online with people super easily. As a "hardcore" gamer It's not often I think, man I'd love to have this game on Facebook, or just somewhere I can easily play it online, so far the online has been kind of lackluster.

Oh and did anyone else think the art style had the worms looks a little indistinct, like nothing stood out and the worms blended in a bit too much

Posted by Vigorousjammer

@Johnny5 said:

As a "hardcore" gamer It's not often I think, man I'd love to have this game on Facebook, or just somewhere I can easily play it online

Holy shit, a version of Worms on Facebook, as long as the graphics were on-par with the full versions, complete with asynchronous multiplayer would be incredible!

Well, just so long as it wasn't one of those shitty "pay to win" games...

Posted by Griddler

I have that shirt.

Posted by Tarsier

this game is going to be so fucking great. ive been waiting for a proper worms game forever . . and this is the direction they need to go in.. 2d, with next level physics. i hope there is more than just WATER as a liquid. id like there to be volcanic levels that have pockets of magma that burst open when shot, there could be some really interesting gameplay scenarios going on with environmental stuff like that . maybe an oil refinery type map with pockets of oil that slow worms down and prevent them from jumping..

Posted by dw1987

Played the original to death on PS1, played the iOS port to death last summer, and this looks like a nice direction for the series.

-1 for dynamic water that doesn't insta-kill

Posted by jaffaz

I own that shirt.

Posted by jaffaz

@jakob187: alwite sun, aam frum angland, up noorth liike - its genuinely almost a language unto itself

Posted by BlackPeople

Me and my son love playing Worms Armageddon together. He's going to be pretty excited about this!

Posted by daedaluss

god damn it how many times must they try before they realize 3D graphics just aren't the way forward for the series (2.5D included)

Posted by SpartanHoplite

never got into worms :|

but maybe i should give it a try once more, it does look fun.

Posted by mupmuck

Worms didn't stop being awesome, Giantbomb.

Edited by Tebbit

@DryvBy said:

@jasonefmonk said:

Worms: Armageddon was my favourite PC game for a long while. I've never felt that they lived up to that game, although I've only played around with a quarter of their many iterations since.

What they showed does look good, and the water stuff was interesting. I don't know if the excitement I had passing the keyboard back and forth between friends and family is still even possible. Hopefully it's something they manage one of these times, because I'm always looking.

I always felt Worms: World Party was their best. It was essentially Worms: Armageddon with a lot more weapons.

Those two games are interchangeably the pinnacles of the series (I guess World Party wins out because it straight up has more stuff and is basically the same game as Armageddon). Every game after that was just riffing off the ideas presented in those two games, or was 3D and not great.

I'll be the first to admit, I played a LOT of Worms 3D, and I quite enjoyed it. Apart from that repeating menu music. OH MY GOD.

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