Worms – Xbox Live Arcade – Impressions

worms1.jpgI don’t know about you, but I have been anxiously waiting for this title to be released to the Xbox Live Arcade for a long while now! Having been enjoying early code of Worms for quite a long period, I can declare with great glee that I am very impressed.

I remember playing the first Worms game on the PC and ever since then I have enjoyed Worms Reinforcements and Worms 2. After that it went a bit wrong…

3D gaming is a great wonder of the modern console era, but how often do I miss the simplicity and nostalgia factor of good old 2D. Worms like many games have had the 3D overhaul, only to come out the other end with a less than satisfying advancement. Worms, which is due to be released this Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade goes back to its roots and looks fantastic.

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All your favourite weapons are there such as the exploding sheep, airstrike, Kamikaze to mention just a few. The graphics as you would expect take full advantage of the high definition presentation and is sure to be a blast online. Following the Worms 2 cartoon styling, the best looking Worms game ever will be released and with all the benefits of achievements and Xbox Live online play.

At 800 points, this is surely a must download for any Worms fan.

James Woodcock

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  • Ah, been looking forward to first impressions of this since, hey, who isn’t a Worms (2D) fan? I’ve spent weeks of my youth doing nothing but playing Worms.

    Looks pretty sweet, too. Retaliatory action!

  • Downloaded it, love it. I miss the Holy Hand Grenade though :((

  • redheat

    Unfortunatly, the Live features have some very irritating teething problems, recorded by a lot of people. The problems range from getting the impression that you are unable to connect to a game, or you are joining a game only to get a disconnection – these two problems are most definitly related to the fact that on a number of occasions, when you try and host a session it locks up your 360 and of course – disconnects the clients.

    There is a growing thread, I only hope Microsoft and Team17 look into this asap as this could be the difference between a quick adoption of a great game, or a complete flop/dissapointment.

    I personally have been very frustrated with the Worms online experience after dishing out the dollars this morning.

    Here is the related thread:

    http://forums.xbox.com/10789299/ShowPost.aspx

  • It crashed for me when the lobby was full and I started the game, but other than that it has been running very well.

    I am sure any problems will be looked into.

  • zebraboy

    i miss the holy grenade to :((