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Warcraft 3 Reforged is the lowest user-scored game on Metacritic

"Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy."

Warcraft 3 Reforged currently holds the lowest user-score of any game on Metacritic.

Now that fans have spent a few days with the remaster of the classic 2002 RTS, over 17,000 players have flocked to the aggregate site to protest about a whole host of issues, from missing features and broken promises to connectivity problems.

With almost 30 times more negative reviews than positives ones, the average user score is just 0.5. Yes, that's out of a possible 10.

"Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy Don't buy," said one unhappy user, whilst another wrote: "An overpriced HD reskin which breaks the game and didn't even deliver on their initial promises".

"Taken at face value, Warcraft 3 Reforged houses a superb RTS, perhaps the greatest of all time," Wesley said when he looked at Warcraft 3 Reforged for Eurogamer. "In gameplay terms there's a huge amount to love here: the evocative races, the variety of units and the sheer amount of campaign time (all the campaigns from Warcraft 3 and expansion The Frozen Throne are included).

"Playing it now, in 2020, you realise just how influential it was, too. Its tighter knit, hero-focused RTS gameplay - compared to the vast sci-fi armies of Blizzard's own StarCraft - paved the way for not only World of Warcraft but the MOBA genre. Without Warcraft 3 and its astonishingly talented community of modders, there would be no Dota 2 or League of Legends, no auto chess, and perhaps even no Hearthstone.

"But Warcraft 3 Reforged brought with it expectations of more than a nostalgia trip. Buoyed by Blizzard's pre-release marketing, we'd hoped for more new, elaborate cutscenes, more revamped campaign missions and a visual upgrade to knock our socks off. As it stands, Reforged feels like more of a port than a remaster."

Thanks, VGC.

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