The best game Team17 have done in recent years was Worms Crazy Golf, which was a spin-off, and actually felt like the people making it were having fun. The problem with all the traditional Worms games post-Worms 4 is that they've felt kind of like their heart isn't in it. I felt like they reached their peak with 2D worms with Armageddon/WWP and were right to move to 3D, to take the franchise in a new direction. Worms 3D, while not everything it promised, was at least a ballsy attempt at making a 3D Worms game. Worms 4 refined things and I genuinely enjoyed it (in contrast, the recent 'deluxe' version, Worms Ultimate Mayhem somehow managed to seem less polished than the original).
But then they seemed to put their hands in the air and go "Oh, everyone just wants 2D traditional worms games. I guess we'll just make them!". Which would be fine, I guess, except they don't seem to have any real enthusiasm for these new games. They're just tweaking what they've done before and hoping that it works. Despite all that, I'm still hopeful (though not particularly optimistic) that Clan Wars will find a way to make the gimmicks of Revolution work. We'll see.
This, however is very good news:
However, Team 17 is looking at doing more than just Worms in the future, as Dave explains. “We’re looking at trying to give Worms a rest next year” he says. “We’ve got a few new concepts and ideas we’re reviewing”. With Team 17′s track record, a totally new game from them is an exciting prospect.
From http://www.joyviews.com/2013/06/23/rezz ... m-day-one/
(although that pic clearly isn't from Clan Wars)
Worm Mad - is he a mad worm or a person mad about worms? I'll give you a clue - it's not the first one.