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Right! whats this Minecraft all about?

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Initial post: 17 May 2012 14:17:18 BDT

Posted on 17 May 2012 14:26:55 BDT
AstroMonkey says:
Postmodernism in a pixelated world.

Posted on 17 May 2012 14:31:26 BDT
Howmuch75 says:
Chop chop build.

Posted on 17 May 2012 14:34:33 BDT

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 14:35:46 BDT
so say you build a castle then what do you do with it? do you kill things? can you build anything?

Posted on 17 May 2012 14:38:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2012 14:38:51 BDT
R says:
The answer is in the title. You craft mines to incapacitate opponents in popular multiplayer FPS shooters. You can choose different coloured dyes so when 'opponents' blow up they can have different coloured plumes and sparkle effects.

Posted on 17 May 2012 14:47:51 BDT
Bally - I came across a few youtube vids when Minecraft came out on the PC. Mostly by JX2000 and Seananners. Have a quick look at their first episodes and it give you a good idea what it all about.

When you start the game you have nothing and are fighting against the clock to build a shelter before nightfall. This is when zombies/skeletons etc spawn. From then on you try to improve your house as best you can, but to do that you have to collect more resources. You dig elaborate cave systems to find these resources and you get into a cycle of improving your house during the day and during the night mining for stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 15:05:02 BDT
does it have a free trial?

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:21:41 BDT
Equinox80 says:

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:25:17 BDT
Solar Fox says:

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:30:41 BDT
R says:
A bit too much like virtual DIY. First DLC: Nagging wife monster. That comes out in the day!

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:35:13 BDT
All the PC boys will harp on about how they've been playing this for ages, but it works very well on the 360, it's immensely enjoyable and a relaxing way to let your imagination run wild. Just being in the same world as 3 other people doing our own thing has been extremely entertaining.

We tend to lose our ability to lose ourselves in our imaginations as we get older. Minecraft is a game world where you can feel like a child again.

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:36:34 BDT
Solar Fox says:
And when you have spent the whole day doing D.I.Y, she then says she doesn't like it. Like Andy from 'Little Britain'.

Posted on 17 May 2012 15:40:11 BDT
R says:
I played the trial. Thought it was pretty good for a game which is totally alien to me. The trial expired before the monsters came out at night which was a bit of a disappointment. I was building up to that point literally. At 1600 MSP I'm not taking the risk on this as I'm currently not sure whether it's for me. Maybe when it's on offer.

Posted on 17 May 2012 16:08:10 BDT
Equinox80 says:
I played the trial last night and the monsters came out for me. I tried to hit them with a stick but got pummelled :(

Posted on 17 May 2012 17:58:00 BDT
I took a gamble on it as i've become fairly stingy with my money, not like Neil who has 5 copies just for his PC.

Wasn't so sure I would like it but seeing Rooster Teeths multiplayer video on it I had to get it, it looked a laugh. And playing it? Even better than I thought it would be. 8 player co op I think it is? We've had 4 on it before. The shelter was tough to build on the first night and I think I died like 10 times. I've had it for 2 days and i'm in the middle of building a Castle, i've already got the underground swimming pool.

Like Rich says it's an opportunity to let your imagination run wild, also the team work is great. Last night Bennett and I had a system, I was the architect and he was the miner. Sounds lame but it was a lot of fun. Even when you're not playing it you're thinking of what to build next.

Posted on 17 May 2012 18:04:24 BDT
Mestius says:
and some guy made a 1/1 scale model of the starship enterprise on iy. decks and all.

at least one person got some use use out of those weird blueprint star trek books.

wasnt finished last time i looked, but damn thats an achievement .

quite why you would want to do it tho is beyond me

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 08:10:14 BDT
i gave the trial a go last night and lets just say it wasn't for me.

Posted on 18 May 2012 08:19:05 BDT
R says:
I shall be minecrafting the kitchen this weekend. With the DLC wife!

Posted on 18 May 2012 08:39:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2012 08:40:00 BDT
Can you destroy/alter the creations that others have made? I'm not saying I'd go out to do that but just wondering.

* and is it possible to make a minecock?

Posted on 18 May 2012 09:02:30 BDT
Jay Kahy says:

Where can I get it?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 09:17:25 BDT
It's impossible not to, Russ

Posted on 18 May 2012 09:50:10 BDT
Mike E says:
A couple of friends were playing Minecraft last night whilst I was in the party and I was tempted to download it, sounds like a lot of random fun and best played with others. 1600 points is a lot though

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 09:53:26 BDT
1600 MSP is a lot of money and sadly the trial isn't enough to know for sure if you'll like it. Personally, I just downloaded the game without a trial, but appreciate many people won't take that kind of risk.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 09:56:00 BDT
My only real worry is not the money because I immediately see huge value for money here.

Instead it's time. I just spent 280 hours on Skyrim and I can see myself living in this world. That's the main reason I'm afraid to download and start playing. :/
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