Warcraft 3: Reforged A Dissapointment To Fans

  • Warcraft 3: Reforged A Dissapointment To Fans

Warcraft 3: Reforged A Dissapointment To Fans

Blizzard has finally issued a statement since launch responding to early complaints about the recently released Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Blizzard has now issued its first statement in response saying "we want to say we're sorry to those of you who didn't have the experience you wanted, and we'd like to share our plans for what's coming next".

Blizzard was clear at the Reforged's last BlizzCon showing that the revamped cutscenes would no longer be part of the game - but as fans have now repeatedly noted, some of those now-unused cutscenes are still shown in promotional material on the official site.

Warcraft 3 Reforged now has the lowest user score of any game in Metacritic. Take comfort in the fact that Blizzard always, always, feels several steps behind on certain problems with their games. We've identified the bug causing the colors and shading to look different from the original Warcraft III, and we're testing a fix that will be incorporated in a larger patch addressing this issue and others.

These updates will include fixes for graphical and UI bugs, restoration of online features like leader boards and clans, and will address animation and audio issues.

Reforged release was about as rocky as it gets, with player complaints covering just about every aspect of the game. Now, a submission on the /r/Warcraft 3 subreddit (via AltChar) reveals that there now appears to be an automated process that will let you get Warcraft 3: Reforged refunds with minimal hassle.

A previously demoed cutscene animation was ultimately cut from the final version of the game, and network features weren't present during the launch. Warcraft III: Reforged is available right now on PC.

A few people aren't whined by the new menus, and others anticipated all the more new discourse-Blizzard rejected designs to revise the story after fans who needed all the first voices left in grumbled.

Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.