Worms BattleGrounds Review (PlayStation 4)

 

Worms Battlegrounds

Worms Battlegrounds is the biggest game to date – more worms, larger landscapes, more dynamic water, more weapons, and more customisation items than ever before. It features beautiful high definition 3D visuals (but still retains the classic 2D gameplay) with new lighting effects, new features to help users interact socially, exciting additions to improve the single-player experience, and more of everything a Worms fan could want. Welcome to our Worms BattleGrounds review.

 

Pros:

  • Classic cartoon Worms graphics.
  • Controls remain unchanged from previous games and feel natural and comfortable.
  • Speech from the Worms comes through the Dualshock 4 controller.
  • Excellent and humorous narration by Katherine Parkinson (Plays Jen in I.T Crowd)
  • Tutorial level in the story mode.
  • Three game modes to choose from: Local play, Online, and BattleGrounds.
  • Battlegrounds are your clan-based online section. You can edit your team, name your clan and make an emblem for your clan. You can view leaderboards and set up games through this section.
  • The offline menu gives you: Versus, Story, and worm ops.
  • The online menu gives you: Quick match, Ranked and player matches. You can host player/ranked matches.
  • You can play standard classic deathmatch or play the newer mode forts.
  • You can customize your worms for offline play and is very similar to the clan options. Name your team, your worms, dress them up and even pick from a huge selection of voices. Of course, the now staple options of choosing your gravestones and dances are included.
  • Online leader board support.
  • Checkpoint system in story levels so if you die mid-level you won’t have to start from the beginning again.
  • As from previous Worms games, You have 4 different types of worms with different abilities. Scouts can move fast and not trigger mines where brainiacs will show crate locations.
  • You can create your own levels and use them online. Forts are particularly good.
  • So many weapons to choose from with a host of new ones added. From classic sheep bombs to water pistols to telekinesis, the game has you well covered for firepower.
  • AI takes its turns a lot faster and overall the game runs much better than previous games.
  • You can assign weapons to a shortcut menu that utilizes the touchpad on the Dualshock 4 controller. Just swipe to equip the weapon.
  • Handy tutorial pop-ups throughout the game.
  • So many levels in the story mode and taking in a lot of great locations. Prehistoric to Egyptian to Vikings are just a  few examples of the levels awaiting you.
  • Has offline multiplayer and hot seat options.
  • Stat screen of the game at the end of each match along with a permanent stat screen in the options.

Worms Battlegrounds

 

Cons:

  • Can get stuck in the scenery, It’s like parts of the level don’t quite match up and you fall in a very small crevice.Cannot select between the different worm types in team setup screens.
  • Selecting weapons quickly is a bit poor as the highlight cursor is not that bright.
  • You don’t like worms in general.

Worms Battlegrounds

 

 

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

In Summary, Worms BattleGrounds is the best Worms game to date. It incorporates everything we know and love of the genre and adds a whole load more on top. With AI turns taking less time and the story mode having an excellent story and narration, It really is one of those games that has something for everyone. The clan section is thorough and easy to use, allowing you to play with certain people or go all random is a nice touch. The game is still as smooth and fun as it has always been and the physics of the water and explosions is just incredible. Worms Battlegrounds is a game that you will keep coming back to time and time again.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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