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Worms W.M.D Review

Worms W.M.D

Release: 20/08/2016
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd.
Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd.
Genre: Action, Indie, Other, Retro, Strategy, XBox One Reviews
PEGI: Everyone
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Worms W.M.D is an artillery strategy game in the Worms series; it features gameplay style closer to Worms Armageddon than subsequent installments, while adding brand new features from usable vehicles such as tanks to buildings that the worms can enter. But does that make this “definitive version” worth the $30 price tag , let’s discuss :

Worms is a turn-based military strategy game where you battle it out against each player whether that’s humans or AI, which take turns unleashing a barrage of weapons or crazy items to annihilate the enemy forces. Worms W.M.D is seen as the successor to Worms Armageddon; graphics and worms are returned to the classic 2D interface, however gameplay elements such as classes, water physics and dynamic objects have been removed.

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New features included in Worms W.M.D , is the ability to craft weapons by gathering parts from special crates or by disassembling weapons. New weapons and utilities are added such as a phone battery and a bazooka , other classic weapons such as the Holy Hand Grenade return as well. Also new to the series are buildings that the worms can enter for a tactical advantage. Worms can make use of these buildings as a cover from enemy fire or to launch a surprise attack on enemy worms.

Another cool thing about Worms W.M.D , is for the first time ever , vehicles and stationary turrets are introduced. Worms can enter vehicles such as tanks, helicopters and mechs that are available from the start or by airdrops. Stationary guns, such as machine gun, mortar, flamethrower and sniper, can be used for greater damage within line of sight. Both vehicles and turrets can take damage and become unusable if they take too much damage, after which they are destroyed.

Worms W.M.D also has a pretty cool challenge mode , with little challenges to help you better your skills and learn new techniques by having a hard challenge to master it.

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Worms W.M.D is truly the most definitive version of Worms , however I personally wouldn’t pay the $30 price tag , the game to me is more a $15 game , The singleplayer gameplay get’s a little boring and the real fun comes from playing multiplayer with friends , which as I’m older and have a full time job , doesn’t happen as often as I like and to get the value out of this game. Worms W.M.D does however have a lengthly solo experience , which is still pretty good , it just gets repetitive and loses me after a match or two.

 

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