With tens of thousands of negative player reviews, Warcraft III Reforged has become one of the highest rated games in history. An outcry so strong that its publisher, Blizzard, offers disappointed players an immediate refund to all buyers who request it. It must be said that the negative points accumulate for the game. And this operation will not necessarily settle the anger it caused.
Last week, we relayed in our columns the arrival of Warcraft III Reforged, a remastered version of Blizzard’s iconic RTS. A highly anticipated launch, since the title was presented for the first time at the Blizzcon of 2018, almost two years ago, and had suffered some delays. So it was time to put Azeroth’s new face to the test. New face which, in a few days, did not receive the expected reception. Far from it, even.
Indeed, tests of specialized sites have succeeded with particularly low scores. According to Metacritic, Warcradft III Reforged obtains the score of 61 points, a relatively low rating for a Blizzard production. But the shower is the coldest on the player side. They give it an average rating of 0.5 out of 10, the worst note in the history of the Metacritic portal. And there isn’t just one or two. Nearly 22,500 reviews have been compiled by the site. 840 are positive. 200 are mixed. The rest is negative. Or very negative, with an accumulation of 0/10.
Disappointed customers will be refunded
The points most criticized by the players concern several different points. Graphically less successful than what the beta versions suggested. Many technical problems with flashing and even untimely stops. Missing options in gameplay. An incomplete or less interesting multiplayer mode. Without forgetting the more controversial choices of Blizzard. The obligation for holders of the old version to migrate to the new to continue playing online. And the terms and conditions that will discourage mod creators from trying to create the next Dota.
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And it certainly won’t be over. Because, despite a decision that seems to be fair to Blizzard customers, it is not necessarily fair to all. What is this decision? Blizzard agrees to reimburse all dissatisfied (and the others too). To do this, simply go to Battle.net and bring proof of purchase. Once this is done, reimbursement is automatic and immediate. But now, if you were the proud owner of a classic Warcraft III, you will have to reinstall your original game to be able to enjoy it. And since you will not have access to the new Battle.net client, exclusive to Reforged, from there, your experience will be exclusively local, since there are no more dedicated servers for this old version.