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2.0 out of 5 stars A Review From Someone With No Creativity, 14 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Minecraft (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I'm never one to let a bandwagon go by without jumping on, so when I read about the millions of copies sold of `Minecraft: 360 Edition' I thought it must be something worth checking out. `Minecraft' is simply a phenomenon, a huge success that stretches from PC gamers to kids on console (just ask my niece). However, after booting up the game and playing it for a few hours I have to simply say - eh, what is all the fuss?

`Minecraft' is a world building game. You must mine your surroundings and mix resources to create fire, buildings etc. After a while a wider game opens, the daylight hours pass in relative safety, but once the dark comes you must avoid being killed. This is a game that is simple to play, but hard to master. You are offered the world on a stick, but what are you meant to do? I am an old fashioned gamer who likes narrative and an objective to see me through to the next part of the game, `Minecraft' offers little of this. It is open for you to do as you wish, allow your imagination to run free. I have little imagination and hardly any creativity.

I prefer my games to be made by the developers; let them worry about creating building assets etc. If I wanted to build a game, I would get a job for a developer or buy a programme. `Minecraft 360' is simply not my cup of tea. I like the retro style graphics, but not the retro style floaty controls. The interface also felt very PC-centric to me; all inventories and sub-inventories. I gave up on PC gaming decades ago because it was all a little intense in terms of inventories. To have sold so many copies and be as popular as it is, `Minecraft' must be great fun for some people. I know my niece loves it - like a virtual sandpit she can play with her friends. I however will stick to more traditional gaming for now and hope that the future is not one made up of game reliant on making up your own fun. I pay my money so someone can do the inventing for me.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2014, 13:16:05 GMT
Fbs™ says:
This is maybe the most honest "negative" review I read about Minecraft. And you know why? 'Cause you know your taste about games, Samuel. :-)
Minecraft is just for creative people that know how to build their own quests and adventures. As you rightly said, it's a sandbox that is GREAT with friends! That's it! If you buy a LEGO box and just follow instructions to build the stuff, this is not for you! But if following the instructions is just the first step, then...

It's good to read from someone a little objective, for a change. ;-D Thanks!
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