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Monday, 18 July 2011

Minecraft; if you hear SsSsSsS, RUN AWAY.

True story.

     Today I'll be reviewing Minecraft, a sandbox type building game where you collect resources during the day and cower in your shelter at night. Minecraft is kinda like marmite- you either love it or hate it. Its simplistic graphics and controls makes it easy for people to build and have fun, but to others this is a big let down. Seeing as the game is entirely wrote in javascript, I don't think the graphics are that bad.

Okay, maybe they are a bit crappy.

     There is no objective or story to Minecraft- you simple have to survive. In the daytime, no monsters spawn and you can do as you please above the ground, with only pigs, ducks, cows and sheep to annoy you with their incessant baying. However, as night falls, things start to get creepy. All kinds of stuff begins to spawn, like wolves, spiders and skeletons which all attack you on sight. Thankfully, when morning comes most of these monsters die as the sun burns them- apart from spiders and creepers. Spiders become docile in the daylight, but creepers are as annoying as ever- they explode if you get too close, which can lead to some sticky situations.

  Wise words.

     Everytime you start a new world in Minecraft a map is randomly generated around your spawnpoint, making mountains, lakes and caves. As you explore this world, more is generated, meaning no two worlds are the same. This leads to some awesome exploration and scenery, with huge cave formations and epic mountain ranges to look at. 

  Check out that pixelated beauty.

     Minecraft also as a multiplayer option, where people band together on servers to explore and build in a new world. Or, as most often happens, to backstab eachother constantly and destroy eachothers buildings in a process known as "griefing". However, when minecrafters work together sucessfully, something beautiful is born.

 IT'S. . . MAGNIFICENT.

     Overall, Minecraft sure is a fun game, though over time it can become a bit boring, and for what it is it aint cheap; it's only in beta and yet it costs £13 ($29ish), with prices only set to rise as it moves toward the finished product. There are many cracked versions floating about the internet, and the creator of minecraft (Notch) promotes pirating of the game, endorsing a "try it before you buy it" approach, so if you're not going to buy it, its definately worth a download.

     I hope you enjoyed this review as well as finding it helpful, and remember: if you like this reviews, leave a comment or follow my blog! 

17 comments:

  1. Great review, and the infographic about creepers pretty much describe em perfectly hahahah The first pic was icing

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  2. Awesome review, I have always wanted to try minecraft maybe i will someday. I like the first pic haha it was funny!! +1

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  3. I guess it's totally worth the money. Thanks for the review

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  4. Still earning the cash for MInecraft ;D

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  5. i like that creativity and gameplay aspects are stressed rather than graphics and story plots.

    a nice push back to gaming roots :)

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  6. nice review :) should talk about adventure mode notch is bringing out in 1.8

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  7. Great review. Minecraft is a good game, but.. i dont like it :P

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  8. cute game, i dont play it though!

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  9. Haha great! Hit me back, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  10. Minecraft is such an awesome game there are so many possibilitys of building different things.
    I´ve already built a super gigantic tree with my friend it was a lot of fun!

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  11. I see some amazing things on MC, but I never have the patience to make them myself.

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  12. Ahaha, entertaining stuff. I should probably get round to playing it...

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  13. What is this minecraft, I see stuff about it all the time, but don't understand how it is fun.

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  14. I should get minecraft too..

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