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Worms: A Space Oddity

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GF Rating
4.6

722 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great game

posted by Keysersoze (ROCHESTER, NH) Jun 6, 2008

Member since Apr 2008

I don't understand all the bad reviews for this game. I've been a fan of Worms for years and I wasn't disappointed with Worms: A Space Oddity. I thought the controls were fun, the movements relative to what was happening in game, though it might seem awkward being used to a regular video game controller, this is Wii, expect to get into it more than pushing a or b to execute an attack. This latest Worms is a keeper for me.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

If you like Worms games, this is a good one!

posted by McPeppers (CHAMPAIGN, IL) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

After Worms' shaky transition into 3D, it's refreshing to see that Team 17 remembers what made their original games fun: clever voice-acting, 2D destructible environments, insane weapons, and intuitive controls.

The Wii version of Worms has all of these, and the controls, after a minute or two of practice, are VERY intuitive. It's actually a relief, after so many recent multi-player experiences on the Wii, to return to one-handed Wiimote control.

One of the typical complaints you may hear about this game is that it's too much like previous Worms games to really differentiate itself. That's true, but kind of an odd comment; Worms games are about aiming, firing, and hoping you haven't misjudged the wind: no story necessary!

This is the only Worms game available for Wii, but it's really a very well-done one. The controls are excellent, the characters are fun, the variety is incredible, and it brings back that old "worms is awesome!" feeling.

Rent it. You owe it to yourself to give this one a shot.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Long time fan only had a little trouble with it.

posted by ColShaggy (KAYSVILLE, UT) Feb 16, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

Way back in the day, can't quite remember the date, I got my hands on a fully functional demo of Worms 2 and instantly loved the game. I went out and bought the Worms triple pack and played World Party for years. I even got into the 3D installments, enjoyed them immensely, and have been happily whiling away the hours with Open Warfare 2 on my DS.
When I got this I was glad to see the old 2D style back. There's a certain lovable nostalgia attached to it. The controls were the only trouble I had with this title. They took a little getting used to but, with a little perseverance, get used to them I did and I was quickly swingin and bombing just as well as ever. I loved the follow the cursor steering with the guided weapons.
True, the Worms could be a little small and hard to see when zoomed out, but you can zoom in to an easy to see distance with the same viewing area as the other Worms titles. I never had any trouble with the view controls zooming or panning.
This is a great first entry, to the Wii, for the Worms franchise and it will only get better from here.

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