Warcraft 3 Reforged
What's old is new again as more and more game studios dive into their past catalogs for their next big hits.
Let's compare the not yet released Diablo 2: Resurrected with last year's Warcraft 3 Reforged -- why is the latter game seen as less than a successful remaster while the former has everyone abuzz with excitement?
I've been thinking about how Diablo 2: Resurrected will be on practically every console, and how that's pretty awesome, but it also has me feeling greedy.
Lately, I've been noticing a trend of games being released with some pretty significant problems.
Whenever I hear rumors about a Diablo 2 remaster — much less the idea that Blizzard has been hiding it from us and plans to release it late this year — I think about the disastrous path that led to making the game, and how the people who made the game don't think a remaster will ever happen.
Despite Blizzard's reputation for publishing polished products — and Warcraft 3 Reforged's release delay — the game has hasn't been well received.
Warcraft 3: Reforged brings back long-lost demo missions showing Darkspear Islands, Sen’jin’s death, and underground volcano Murlocs
Warcraft 3: Reforged may not have launched without issue, but one of the genuinely enjoyable surprises it came with was the inclusion of three missions that players of the original Warcraft 3 would likely never have experienced.
A complete remaster of the original Warcraft 3 launches later today, so here's a primer on what you can expect when you begin playing at 3 p.m.
In case you hadn't heard, Blizzard has announced that Warcraft 3: Reforged will be coming out later than 2019 -- specifically, January 28th of 2020.
The Warcraft 3: Reforged team may miss their projected release date of "on or before December 31st 2019" but this afternoon's announcement of January 28th 2020 doesn't miss by much.