Warcraft III: Reforged

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Warcraft III: Reforged
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Congratulations, Blizzard, you've once again embarrassed yourself in front of the video game industry! First the Diablo: Immortal announcement, then the Blitzchung ban, and now you took a page out of George Lucas' book by trying to fix something that wasn't broken!
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
macOS
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Lemon Sky Studios
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Made in: United States
Malaysia
Franchise: Warcraft
Previous Game: World of Warcraft Classic
Next Game: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands


Warcraft III: Reforged is a real-time strategy game developed and published by American company Blizzard Entertainment[1]. It was released on January 28, 2020, and serves as a remaster (originally planned as a remake) for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion The Frozen Throne.

Why It Sucks

  1. Lots of game-breaking bugs on the launch day.
  2. Even though this is a remaster, the game's graphics barely improved and looks still outdated, looking like a low-quality 3D game from the early 2000s.
  3. Despite outsourcing the game to Lemon Sky Studios, The main menu is actually a web apps that run on Chromium-based browser (which is based on Google Chrome), which causes a lot of memory leaks and crashes.[2]
  4. False Advertising: Some of the cutscenes that were showcased at BlizzCon 2018 were not featured in the game.
    • According to developers, those cutscenes were scrapped, because they believed that majority of players would have preferred the way cutscenes were in the original. This argument sounds pathetic at best, since majority of players were actually expecting too see showcased cutscenes. Thus, this decision looks more like a nostalgia-pandering as a pathetic excuse, abandoning the entire purpose of remastering an old video game like Warcraft III.
  5. The game replaces the original game even if you didn't buy it. On top of that, if you install Reforged, all your save data and files from Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne will be completely wiped out and not ported over to the former.
  6. It followed a similar fashion to Bethesda's Creation Club, but actually worse. A new EULA rule has caused custom maps and game modes to be banned indiscriminately regardless of their content while forcefully transferring their ownership to Blizzard against their creators' will and without their permissions.
    • Map customization, the one feature that made the game famous and successful, is now heavily limited.
    • This is possible to avoid seeing another game like DotA to happen again, since DotA is originally made from Warcraft III's custom map and as a game mode, under the name Defense of the Ancients.
  7. Just like StarCraft Remastered, mods for Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne now no longer work with Reforged.
  8. The game has laughably bad optimization even on low graphics, possibly because of a situation mentioned in WIS#3.
  9. The game has unnecessary censorship that bans certain words. As a result, you can't play one of the official maps since it has the word "booty" on it, possibly due to Blizzard's support for the Communist Party of China.
  10. Loads of server issues that have yet to be fixed as of June 2020. In fact, server disconnections happened so frequently that even the game's first official esports tournament wasn't spared from it and Swedish reigning Warcraft champion Marcus "ThorZaIN" Eklöf suffered a ridiculously unfair defeat because of it.

Reception

Warcraft III: Reforged got mixed-to-negative reviews from critics but overwhelmingly negative reviews from fans, and has been considered not only the worst game of 2020, but also one of the worst games of 2020s so far.

On Metacritic, the game has a critic rating of 59/100 ("mixed or average reviews"), and a user score of 0.6/10 ("overwhelmingly negative reviews"; and the original has 9.2/10).[3]

Metro gave the game a 6/10, praising the game's campaign and new visuals while criticizing its missing features, bugs, outdated interface and restrictive map editor items.[4]

GamingBolt gave the game a 5/10, praising the game's story and gameplay while criticizing its poor optimization and lack of features that are supposed to be standard features in modern RTS games.[5]

Angry fans loyal to the game had mass review-bombed the game to the point where it earned the Guinness World Record for the lowest Metacritic user score by a major video game of all time with a Metacritic user score of 0.5/10 (as of February 4, 2020), defeating its previous record-holder Fallout 76.

Despite the game being a buggy, misleading mess, Blizzard had been refusing to offer refunds for the game. Eventually, they caved in to the backlash several days later and started issuing refunds.

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Comments


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XxxRazorbackxxx

11 months ago
Score 0
I don't know which is worse, Stalin vs Martians or this?
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Z Grand GR

11 months ago
Score 1
this one
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Potato

11 months ago
Score 0
Well Warcraft 3: Reforged is a good idea on paper, but in reality turned out to be terrible. Stalin vs Martians is in reality and on paper, a really bad idea.
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SpazJR61

11 months ago
Score 2
Stalin vs Martians is a parody game and never meant to taken seriously.
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MonsterlandBuddies

11 months ago
Score 3

First they ban Blitzchung, now they release a game in an unfinished state. Just when I thought this couldn’t get any worse...

Oh yeah, and Blizzard defended the fact that the Blizzcon cutscenes were not in the game by saying they want to “preserve the spirit of the original”. Are you freaking kidding me? Now they are defending false advertising? Wow. Blizzard is really starting to dig it’s own grave.
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SpazJR61

11 months ago
Score 3
That's why I greenlit a page about Blizzard.
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MonsterlandBuddies

11 months ago
Score 4
About time too. Blizzard deserves this after all they’ve done. Censoring Blitzchung for expressing innocent political views, attempting to distract us from the incident with Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 (the latter of which I am highly critical of while the former I am fine with), and now releasing unfinished games and defending false advertising. Honestly, Jeff Kaplan should leave Blizzard while he still can. It’s clear Blizzard doesn’t stand by his views and his artistic vision, just like Konami with Hideo Kojima.
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Ivan97Miraheze

11 months ago
Score 1
Last time I checked, Kaplan did leave Blizzard.
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Rath460

11 months ago
Score 2
Correction: He did nawt.
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MonsterlandBuddies

11 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, he didn’t leave.
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Ivan97Miraheze

11 months ago
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What the fuck?! Did the shoddy quality of Warcraft III: Reforged force him to return to the company that lost all good will since Blitzchung's ban?
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MonsterlandBuddies

11 months ago
Score 0
No. He never left. He’s still in Blizzard.
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Ivan97Miraheze

11 months ago
Score 2

Well, then, Kaplan should definitely quit Blizzard before the whole shitstorm gets any worse and Activision closes down the company.

Will Wright made the right call to leave Maxis several years before the company was closed down by EA.
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Paprika

11 months ago
Score 2
Haven't supported Blizzard since the Hong Kong incident. Don't plan on doing so any time in the future either.
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MonsterlandBuddies

11 months ago
Score 1
I agree. Kaplan should form his own company or join someone else. Of course, it comes at the cost of the possible cancellation of Overwatch 2, but I am highly critical of this game (mainly due to Blizzard’s influence over it).
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HunterZolomon

11 months ago
Score 4
WTF happened to Blizzard?
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Grust

11 months ago
Score 2
Greed.
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SpazJR61

11 months ago
Score 5
After Activision acquired them, they're became greedy.
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Paprika

11 months ago
Score 3
Activision's influence is ruining Blizzard.
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Maxkatzur

11 months ago
Score 3
It's all Activision CEO's fault. He is a terrible, greedy person.
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Grust

11 months ago
Score 0
Already I feel justified giving up on Western Entertainment this year.
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Xavior 0.10

11 months ago
Score 0
Your feeling that the 2020's isnt going to change gaming for the good
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Grust

11 months ago
Score 0
We need some major changes to fix gaming. Hmm I sense another top 10.. maybe.
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Xavior 0.10

11 months ago
Score 0
Should we make a page dedicated to the entire AAA game industry from 2017 to the present and call it "AAA Gaming Industry (2017-Present)" and make a category called "AAA Industry's Downfall"
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Bahamut ZERO Mk2

11 months ago
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WOW, good that I don't need to buy this game, Starcraf Remastered is better remake than this, Warcraft 3 "Reforged" don't even come to the remake of legendary Resident Evil 1.
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Gene0129

11 months ago
Score 0
I'm positive Square won't fuck up FFVIIRemake like Blizzard did with WC3, but at the same time, this worries me as other companies might pull this shit.
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Hinami

11 months ago
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I'm fine with Square Enix fuck up FF7 if they make this official.
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Grust

11 months ago
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Can't stop laughing.
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Markoman

11 months ago
Score 0

I think Blizzard should make Warcraft IV.

We already have enough expansion packs.
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Hinami

11 months ago
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Really, remember that Vader scream because he's the cause of Padme's death. So you worked at Blizzard?
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MonsterlandBuddies

10 months ago
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So, how's the Blizzard page coming along? Is it gonna come out soon? Can I please see the progress that's being made?
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SpazJR61

10 months ago
Score 1

The page is on my sandbox and it has only two reasons.

I need help to improve the page.
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MonsterlandBuddies

10 months ago
Score 0
Well, you can count on us! To everyone who’s reading this, we need to help him make the page! Let’s do it!
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JaguarByte Productions

10 months ago
Score 0

And I thought the HD Edition of Heroes of Might and Magic III was a terrible remaster.

All hope is lost for Blizzard to make a decent remaster of Diablo II. Or maybe...
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XxxRazorbackxxx

10 months ago
Score 0

Blizzard has sucked nowadays.

Warcraft III had a terrible remaster, Diablo is heading to nowhere, and my favorite franchise, StarCraft, in my opinion, the meta has become very, very stale.
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HunterZolomon

10 months ago
Score 3
I want to play Original WC3 Blizzard, not this.
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MonsterlandBuddies

10 months ago
Score 2
Have any of you heard the news? Michael Chu, the lead writer for Overwatch, has left Blizzard. He did the right thing. After everything Blizzard has ever done, why would he want to stay and continue working for them? It’s just like Hideo Kojima leaving Konami before everything got worse. Chu, I respect your decision.
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Paprika

10 months ago
Score 2
Well I say good, too. Chu deserves better than this.
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MonsterlandBuddies

10 months ago
Score 0
Some people are glad that he left and that he was responsible for the lack of lore from Overwatch and it resulted in poor storytelling. Some people are hoping that his replacement will finally give us way more lore than Chu ever did. Yeah, according to the things I’ve seen online, Chu is a pretty controversial figure in Blizzard/Overwatch.
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HunterZolomon

9 months ago
Score 3
Warcraft III: Refunded
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Masonicon

5 months ago
Score 1
this make old-school Warcraft 3 only available when pirated
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HammerBro101

4 months ago
Score 2
I believe this is one of the worst remasters of all time, as it has ruined Warcraft, and it has gotten a 0.6 out of 10 on Metacritic.
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JaguarByte Productions

4 months ago
Score 0
Even the HD Edition of Heroes 3 didn't have so much of a difference between the user score from the original.
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JaguarByte Productions

4 months ago
Score 0
That had 4.3, the original 9.2, same as the OG Warcraft 3
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Zhuguli232

17 days ago
Score 1
Warcraft III: Kusoge
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Zhuguli232

17 days ago
Score 0
(To the Remastered Version)
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Nonstopmaximum

5 days ago
Score 0
Look how they massacred my boy
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Realsonicm52

one day 5 hours 6 minutes ago
Score 1
Its the Fallout 76 of Blizzard
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Zeephare

one day 5 hours 4 minutes ago
Score 0
Expect Fallout 76 is still better than that scamming shite.
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Ufyufyu81418

22 hours 41 minutes ago
Score 0
What about redeeming qualities?
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Zeephare

22 hours 39 minutes ago
Score 0
The problem is that the remaster has literally no redeeming questies.

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