Minecraft has gained lots of ground in the PC market, considering it was originally an indie game. Is the game actually that good though? We put the game to the test in the first Gamerstorm video review.
Minecraft is one of the few games that doesn’t strive for graphics, but instead goes for other features such as creativity.
The whole point of Minecraft is in the title, you mine and you craft. There are also other features in the game, such as exploring and online mode, but mining and crafting are the main features of the game. Minecraft is the go anywhere, do anything of games. There is essentially no story to the game, instead offering players with an unlimited stream of content.
Minecraft presents itself as a current generation, 8-bit game with a twist. The graphics are 8-bit but all environments are 3-D. This gives a new dimension to classic 8-bit games, and really makes the game stand out amongst other current generation games.
Characters in the game, including animals and monsters, are also 8-bit. This makes each character unique from other games. A cool feature also included, is that you can open up any image manipulation software, and create your own character skin. You can then use these skins in both single player and online modes.
If you are a very creative person, Minecraft could last you well over a year with daily play. If you are not very creative, then this game might only last you a good 3 weeks. The online mode adds a lot of life into Minecraft, because without the online mode, Minecraft’s lasting appeal would be significantly shorter. This game is not for the light hearted people of creation, and I only recommend it to people who are willing to spend at least 5 hours of gameplay at a time creating spectacular things.
Minecraft is an unbelievable game, which separates itself from the current slab of First Person Shooter games. Minecraft breathes life into the repetative game industry of today, and I hope that this is a sign of good things to come. At the time of this review, the game was in beta, and sold for $15. When the full game is out, it will be selling for $20. To visit the game website, visit http://www.minecraft.net/ .