Warcraft III: Reforged Reviews
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
Warcraft III: Reforged still delivers the same satisfying core gameplay and laudable campaigns, but Blizzard under-delivered on promises and removed features that made the original game something exceptional.
Warcraft III is still one of the best RTS ever made, yet this Reforged edition is just a lazy remaster. That's because many features are missing and the game is plagued by a significant amount of technical issues.
Review in Italian | Read full review
All in all, playing multiplayer with everything available in Warcraft III: Reforged is a great experience. It's a smooth, attractive and altogether great experience for those who are wanting to see the game that started the DOTA craze as well as a game with one of the most thriving and energetic modding communities in the world.
Warcraft III Reforged is at least equal to itself and it is already something. Yes, its graphics engine fails to display a fluidity worthy of the finesse of its redesign. But the game mechanics, the storyboarding of the campaigns and augmented narration convince the player even more that he is facing one of the big names in the history of video games. If you are not a player who is looking to be sharp to enter esports, you will also have a great time online. Don't give in to blind bashing. Make your own opinion!
Review in French | Read full review
While Warcraft 3 is still a phenomenal game to play today, Reforged is unfortunately a chaotic storm of failed promises, technical bugs and missed opportunities that makes a great game worse.
Warcraft 3: Reforged is the latest disappointment in a long string for industry titan Activision-Blizzard.
Despite the fun that I’ve had playing Warcraft 3: Reforged and for how it has reminded me what an incredibly influential and brilliant game it is, there’s no way I could recommend anyone outside of the absolute hardcore Warcraft fanbase to purchase it.
Warcraft III: Reforged is a much-needed remaster that's not quite complete.
It grew the universe and helped define that high-fantasy art-style we've come to know of as “hey, that looks like a Blizzard game”.
A successful update of a great game's presentation, but which removes a number of features that may leave old fans hurting.