The failure of Warcraft III: Reforged is like the existence of a real-time, forgotten and quiet strategy game series in the modern gaming industry.
Up to this point, maybe people have cursed at Warcraft III: Reforged , and it has set a record as the game with the lowest score in Metacritic history (anywhere from 0.4 to 0.5 points or so). . The failure of Warcraft III: Reforged can be seen from the time it was first launched, but more generally, it is like the collapse of the real-time war game (RTS), when many years now We don’t see a truly excellent rep.
Warcraft III: Reforged or its original version, has always been a monument to the real-time strategy game genre. Back more than a decade before the heyday of this series, we can see names covered everywhere like: Warcraft, Age of Empires , Battle Realms, Red Alert, Company of Heroes and StarCraft … real Every gamer has spent hours running out of the net to experience them, unfortunately now things have changed a lot.
Over the past few years, the concept of a real-time strategy game (RTS) has gradually disappeared, even if you can mention more than 5 of the most outstanding names that have appeared in the past 4 years? It must be remembered that real-time tactics must comply with the rules, economic development and military construction in the same map, not divided into two or more sections like the Total War style.
It is easy to see why Warcraft III: Reforged is so expected, because it is not only an immortal monument in the hearts of gamers, but also expected to partially revive the already-too-silent RTS genre, but Unfortunately, everything fails as miserably as we have seen.
Even in the Game Awards, we see the absence of the RTS genre, even before 2016, the Strategy category has not been included in the official list of award nominations. Even if you look at it strictly, the winning games are not pure RTS, very rare to mention just a few names such as Tooth and Tail or Halo War 2, they are ignored by other brothers like Total War or Fire Emblem overwhelmingly.
The current trend of the gaming industry does not focus on the development of pure RTS games, Warcraft III: Reforged is like “skimming” to find more ways to milk. The new IPs appear too sparse and do not achieve the impression as their predecessors, it can be clearly seen that nowadays people only focus on how to create epic battles. graphics on the battlefield more than convey the old gameplay of RTS.
The game publishers also deliberately ignored the black child, when just having elements to control the army on the map can be called RTS. In fact, it is completely wrong, because the strategy must include economic development and war, building management as well as mapping, not simply “instant noodles” like that, Unfortunately, it seems that the gameplay is no longer trendy.
When Warcraft III: Reforged launched and no longer had LAN features, some people joked that it had partially lost its identity. Although the LAN feature was actually cut off because it was too outdated and replaced by a more modern internet-based game mode. Unlike other games, RTS has a strange feature, that is it is a pure spawn for PvP, but no one is free to go in and choose to fight with machines day after day. .
The time that RTS games were popular in Vietnam was also when the internet was not yet developed and Lan Game was still dominating, not to mention excessively, that RTS games were only really good when you were playing with friends or crowded places. . Unlike a single-player strategy game where you can sit there and calculate an hour of autism, RTS is fast-paced and constantly evolving between the two.
RTS is also specifically geared towards competing with each other, or ranking, but its annoying is that a game often takes too long plus you need a relative skill. In the current competitive era where publishers have to find a way to keep players from the beginning, RTS is not a good choice unless you have built a solid brand like Warcraft III. : Reforged (but Blizzard is another matter).
For gamers who love the real-time strategy genre, it is now too difficult to find a good game and play with friends like before. Anything, whether or not it wants to live, needs the community, especially in the PvP genre like RTS, it doesn’t even need to be said.
So in countless cult genre games today, RTS is just like an old man hiding in the shade of trees in the afternoon, leaving nostalgic gamers to remember a golden age is far away.