Warcraft III: Reforged
Top Critic Average
Reforged is an uninspiring remaster, but Warcraft 3 itself is still a great game nearly two decades later.
An exceptional RTS let down by a very disappointing remaster.
An inexplicably careless remaster, where none of the changes are unequivocally for the better and the experience is brought down further by numerous bugs and missing features.
Warcraft III was a great game, but I struggle to find a reason to return to it in this form. Reforged has a laundry list of bugs, lack of polish, multiplayer options markedly amiss from the original offering, and uninspiring new assets
Reforged ultimately feels like a dusty museum exhibit more than a faithful remaster or an update into the modern age. It could have been an excellent way to introduce this story and game to a new generation. Instead, it’s a halfhearted release that misses the opportunity to bring Warcraft 3 back to its old audience while hopefully finding a new one.
I brought up "the old Blizzard" in this review because this is a first time in a while (yes, even counting Diablo III at launch) that you can really sense a huge shift at the company in just about every sense. Warcraft III: Reforged is both the beginning and end of an era. It works to a degree thanks to the immense talent of the original Warcraft III creators and custom map fiends, but it doesn't quite feel like Blizzard, does it.
Warcraft III was a great RTS, and Warcraft III Reforged still is, but has a lot of issues. All races are balanced and the campaign is epic, but this remastered version has a number of issues that cannot be ignored, such as disconnecting from multiplayer or options that were in the original and gone in Reforged.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Warcraft III: Reforged is built upon such strong foundations, yet manages to be somewhat unremarkable in 2020, mired by technical hiccups and Blizzard's clumsy messaging.
There’s a reason why it’s a classic.
Reforged, like a lot of remasters today, is good for a run around if all you wanted was to give your nostalgia a long leash