"Ever since Minecraft became a mainstream hit there seems to be a slew of games featuring crafting to one degree or another. Is it always necessary? No. Are they just trying to draw people in with the keyword 'crafting'? Yes." - TGC
When "journalists" have nothing good to write they have come up with some pretty lame opinion articles...
* Yea Building Things was such a fad 5,000 years ago that it never caught on.... What a waste./s
lol.. bubbled up good sir
We LITERALLY would not exist as we do today without crafting. * Crafting tools to help us survive & hunt for food. * Crafting shelters 10's of thousands of years ago... This "Journalist" is a joke.
I kinda agree with that. When the game is ABOUT crafting, like Minecraft, it's really great. But putting crafting in every game just becomes annoying and tedious. AC3 is the prime example of this. I finished the game and the DLC and never once crafted anything (who needs chairs in an AC game? Come on...)
I think you are misunderstanding the "crafting" the article is referring to. Its not Minecraft "clones", but games that utilize similar mechanics, voxels mainly. There are quite a few game out like this. It basically digital blocks. Loved blocks as a kid.
"putting crafting in every game just becomes annoying and tedious." Luckily the majority of games don't have crafting. OT - No it isn't. It's a game mechanic used by a relatively small number of games. Don't like it? Then don't buy those games. It's not going anywhere for long. Devs may decide they can't come up with a new spin on it and give the concept a break for a short while, but it will come back. Many people loved building things as a kid and crafting taps into those memories.
How did I not know crafting was a Minecraft fad. I guess no game before Minecraft has ever had crafting because this author didn't even attempt to go back before Minecraft existed to show how it was different. Piss poor article.
littlebigplanet had crafting way before minecraft
lol @ the disagrees you can't argue with facts http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... lbp oct 2008 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... may 2009
Lego Island, 1997. Silly argument over. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
The most right a gaming journalist does is denote whether or not their (often crass) opinion is an opinion. Unlike the glut of "Top 10 Lists" which the author asserts that 'everyone should agree'. The rest of this article is hyperbole.
Crafting games are fun, so I disagree. From the Depths is a great Early access title. (Just a plug for a criminally overlooked game.)
Funny this article just came out after the MS purchase..where where was all this Fad talk like months and years ago❔
Maybe it's like the resolution issue where people radically changed their opinion…? Edit - I don't think I said anything about it being you. Calm down. Maybe look at a list of your PC specs or something. Edit Edit - Your pretended ignorance about what I meant is a bit suspicious. You're here enough that you could easily respond even if you weren't one of the people I was referencing.
Resolution issue?? My $1600 gaming PC rig doesn't have that issue so I don't know how to response to your reply.
I hate crafting on my JRPGs, I don't blame that on Minecraft, I blame it on Atelier
Lego must be a fad then...wait....
minecraft is not lego.
Minecraft sold over 50 million and it is still going. I don't think it's a fad.
My gf is obsessed with creating stages, houses, and other things. It's why her favorite games is the Littlebigplanet franchise, modnation racer and Minecraft. She loves creating and crafting so much that she plays the sims a lot. So no its not a fad, if your personal taste is to craft and create things its because you enjoy it and that you prefer that kind of element as a gaming hobby.
I'm waiting for the walking/running/moving fad to be over in games. Bring back the games where you just stay put in one spot.
And to think... the Craftworld prototype became what we all know as Little Big Planet. Small world eh. Gateway MT6706 2008
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