My Worms Reloaded First Impressions

#1 Edited by Geno (6477 posts) -

You all know what Worms is, so I'll get to the point.  
 
Pros:  
 
- Lots of customization, from voices, skin tone, helmets, graves etc, each one featuring a ton of options to choose from.  
- Still retains its quirky nature 
- Gameplay is still unchanged, classic weapons like the Bazooka, Grenade, Cluster Bomb etc. are all present and still retain their importance and usages.  
- Graphics are clean and sharp 
- Good sound design 
- Robust level editor 
- Some new game modes such as Warzone and Body Count   
- There's a shop where you can buy new weapons, aesthetics etc.  
- Performance cost is extremely minimal; levels load instantly and even a low end graphics card should be able to play this game at maxed settings with great to perfect performance. 
  
Cons: 

- Jumping is more slippery now; game is pickier about what ledges you can jump on and which ones you can't.  
- Worm drowning animation is missing.  
- No replays after huge kills anymore.  
- Menus are a bit hard to navigate 
- Multiplayer lobby and options could be streamlined better.  
- Campaign is very boring and generic compared to Worms Armageddon. Instead of objectives and large maps, each mission plays out like a "Quick Match" instead, where you are simply tasked with killing all of the enemy worms. Some puzzles in between, which are far more interesting than the regular missions. They should have their own mode instead.  
- No more "challenge" levels, e.g. those that task you on doing certain tasks like flying a super sheep for a set amount of time, or hitting a certain amount of targets with a limited amount of ammo.  
- Some popular modes such as Pro Roper appear to be missing from the multiplayer options.  
- At the current moment, not a very busy multiplayer. 
 
It's a fun game, but I'm also slightly disappointed. Not only is it not much of an improvement over Worms Armageddon, it's also missing a few features as well. The lack of a good single player campaign is especially bothersome. With an empty multiplayer (at the current moment), it's actually surprisingly difficult to recommend this game. For $20 it's not bad, but the lack of features and the number of deficiencies compared to its 10-year old predecessor makes this game only a lukewarm success in my books. 

#2 Edited by Goldanas (546 posts) -

Damn, I'm a little bummed. I bought the game yesterday in the hopes it'd be like those old runs I used to do in the yesteryears. 
 
Oh, well, at least I got a cool helmet and some grenades. I wonder when those'll be going out.

#3 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

too bad :( don't really want to hear it's more of the same but less. 

#4 Posted by ESREVER (2671 posts) -

Yea, its Worms. But it feels more like the cheap arcadey version of worms that hit the consoles and DS. 
 
Why can''t they just give Worms Armageddon in HD. I mean come on... 4 worms on a team?! I remember when my roster consisted of a few more than that. ( 8, wasn't it?) And Armageddon allowed a lot more freedom when it came to making your games. 
 
Heh, I remember when I would make a full roster or Worms on all teams, stack them up in a gigantic worm tower, and then have the bottom worm drop a super banana bomb at his feet. Can you say its Raining Worms!? 
 
*sigh* But yea, its Worms... its fun. Not Armageddon fun, but... fun. Not worth the $20 in my opinion though. Suggest waiting on a price drop or a steam sale. OR just firing up Armageddon if you something that runs that still.

#5 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Man, I was all pumped to get this too. 
 
Think I'll pass.

#6 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@ESREVER said:
" Yea, its Worms. But it feels more like the cheap arcadey version of worms that hit the consoles and DS.  Why can''t they just give Worms Armageddon in HD. I mean come on... 4 worms on a team?! I remember when my roster consisted of a few more than that. ( 8, wasn't it?) And Armageddon allowed a lot more freedom when it came to making your games.  Heh, I remember when I would make a full roster or Worms on all teams, stack them up in a gigantic worm tower, and then have the bottom worm drop a super banana bomb at his feet. Can you say its Raining Worms!?  *sigh* But yea, its Worms... its fun. Not Armageddon fun, but... fun. Not worth the $20 in my opinion though. Suggest waiting on a price drop or a steam sale. OR just firing up Armageddon if you something that runs that still. "
Totally agree. I don't understand how they can take 10 years to make a game that is essentially worse than its predecessor. I think it'd probably have been better for them to simply re-release W:A on Steam and just patch in higher resolutions.
#7 Posted by Sin4profit (2911 posts) -

here's to hoping they can make consistent updates i guess. i haven't played enough of it to have an opinion...4 worms to a team is kind of a bummer but i'm just glad to have a worms game i can load up in Steam.

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