Warcraft 3 Reforged launched yesterday and it is not going as well as Blizzard hoped. Just a day after launch, owners have requested refunds for the game saying they are disappointed with the state of the remaster claiming Blizzard did nothing to improve the game at all.
The Warcraft 3 Reforged community seems to be unhappy with the current state of the game. It includes no UI improvements and worst of all, downgraded cinematics compared to what we saw during the BlizzCon 2018 reveal.
YouTuber GyLala put together a comparison video showing just how downgraded these cinematics are. The reveal showed off a completely different camera angle as players would be immersed in a story told like never before. The release version of the game, however, shows a camera simply hovering in the air with no change to the original at all.
Blizzard made a big deal about the changes in Warcraft 3 Reforged so it is strange to see them not being implemented into the game. Over on Reddit, players are complaining that the game feels like a $30 skin pack and costs way too much for an old game with very little improvements.
Users are also reporting a buggy game experience with many of them unable to launch it at all. I ran into a black screen issue myself as the screen kept flickering black during gameplay making it an eyesore to play through. Of course, the iconic “is this an out of season April Fool’s joke” has returned as the community is using it once again to get answers from Blizzard regarding Warcraft 3 Reforged.