The remake of the legendary RTS that sparked World of Warcraft is a disaster. Warcraft III: Reforged was released earlier this week and has received a dismally low Metacritic user score. Currently, it sits at a 1.3 rating, “overwhelming dislike,” based on over 2,400 ratings.
What is the problem? There are a few. Many players report the game has a tone of bugs. The cinematic camera in cutscenes is not working at all. The opening cinematic is improved indeed, but the rest of the game’s cutscenes did not receive the same treatment.
Some players are kicked off from the game during the campaign launch. Some players have troubles with connectivity issues and lack of a competitive ladder.
Also, Activision Blizzard has changed the End User License Agreement. Now it grants Blizzard the rights to any Custom Games created by players. Pretty obvious that this is security measure to prevent another Dota 2 case: if someone creates any successful mods like the original DotA Allstars, the rights for this custom map will be still in the hands of Blizzard. Along with that, the community-created content is incompatible with Reforged.
Here you can see the comparsion between what we were presented in 2018 and how things have changed so far:
Well, bad days happen. Let’s hope that Blizzard will release a few patches. Of course, it is not a solution for false advertising and damaged public relations. But at least the video game industry has a few successful stories where something like No Man’s Sky was released wrong from the start and got better and better with time. Anyway, this is the first big disappointment of the year.
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