Over the years, the world of gaming has witnessed a phenomenal change wherein it has evolved from a hobby to a full-fledged profession. Enthusiastic gamers are engaging in active research and discussions about the diverse developments in the gaming world.
When gaming giant Blizzard announced at Blizzcon 2018 that they would be coming up with a revamped version of the classic Warcraft 3, fans of the game could not contain their excitement. They eagerly awaited the launch of the PC version of this game.
However, when the game was finally launched, there was a wave of disappointment among the gaming community. Highlighted below are some of the crucial aspects that went wrong for the game, and how they impacted the overall feedback.
Expectations From the Game
Ranked as one of the most influential games of all time, Warcraft 3: Reforged had set some high expectations prior to its launch. It had promised updated graphics, better cinematics, and novel tools supporting multiplayer modes.
However, when the promised upgrades were nowhere to be found in the final product, fans could not help but express their utter dismay. They were quick to notice the missing components such as the group clans and the custom campaigns.
Many fans pointed out how the reforged version lacked the Midas touch that is associated with Blizzard games. Additionally, they also spoke about how the game is loaded with glitches and bugs, forcing it to crash completely in between a mission.
Most players complained about several bugs and technical glitches that interrupted their smooth gaming experience. Listed below are some of the common glitches that were reported by gamers.
Issues in Setting Up Multiplayer Mode
While initiating the multiplayer setup, many gamers reported that they were unable to connect to their opponent. The screen was displaying connecting to your opponent for an indefinite period of time, and players could not head back to the previous menu.
Constant AMD GPU Crashes
Additionally, many players have stated that the game constantly crashes, thus affecting the AMD GPU. While it can be restored by resetting the PC, however, a game boasting of such a reputation ideally should not have such glitches.
Instant Defeat During Campaign Missions
Furthermore, there have been repeated complaints regarding players experiencing an instant defeat during their campaign missions. They are often redirected to the main menu, even before they can initiate their mission and start on their journey.
A Disastrous Gaming Championship
The developers of Warcraft 3: Reforged organized a much-anticipated competitive event to promote the game a few months after the launch. However, this strategy backfired against the interests of the company as it was interrupted by several technical glitches.
Participants were forced to reconnect repeatedly as they were getting disconnected from their allocated matches. Several deciding matches, including a quarter-final and semi-final bout, had to pay the price for this bug.
The audience as well as fellow competitors were left particularly disappointed during a particular semi-final battle. This was the deciding match between two of the best players of the game, Jang ‘Moon’ Jae-ho from South Korea and Sweden’s Marcus ‘ThorZain’ Eklöf.
Understandably, fans who had been eagerly waiting for the launch of the revamped version of this classic game were not too thrilled about the final results. The community left no stone unturned to express their dismay over online forums and social media platforms.
With an average review of 2.0 out of 5, Warcraft 3: Reforged received some of the lowest reviews among its competitor games. Furthermore, the reviews highlighted the general feelings of most players, stating that the game was a ‘mess’ and ‘almost laughable’.
If you wish to get deeper insights about the fan reactions to the refurbished version of this game, you can read about them on community discussion forum platforms.
A gaming organization with the reputation of Blizzard had taken the ambitious project of developing an upgraded version of a popular classic game. However, the attempt terribly misfired, causing an uproar among loyal fans of the game.
The preference and compatibility with the user interface of games is a subjective choice. However, degrading the general standards of the game resulting in bugs and glitches impacts the overall reception of the game despite its previous reputation.