S&S Review: Minecraft for 360

Ports are usually hit or miss. The transition can be smooth and painless, with the end result arriving on the same level or sometimes even better than the original item. Or, the port turns out to be an unfinished mess with sloppy improvements.

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i think the reason for the "unnecessary simplified crafting system." is to make it easier to play with a controller instead of a mouse & keyboard, it worked fine for me

WetN00dle692173d ago

Never played it for the PC but no problems here. I have no idea what these fools are smoking......

Blastoise2173d ago

Wow a 3? I know its not supposed to be as good as the PC one but surely its not THAT bad

Perjoss2173d ago

No it's not that bad at all. I've played both and this is a really good version. Only things that bother me a bit is the world is not infinite (but its still very, very big) and that this is not the latest build but apparently they will be patching it right up.

vikingland12173d ago

Hit's the lowest review that I've seen.

the worst2173d ago (Edited 2173d ago )

just what i thought
this game is stupid

WetN00dle692173d ago

Actually no, the game is pretty cool.

Trenta272173d ago

Don't listen to this review. While its not as good at the PC version, it's still amazingly fun. The only major downside I found in the game was the map sizes, which are really small.

Jourdy2882173d ago

This is either flamebait or was written by somebody who seems to enjoy Googling how to play Minecraft.

Captain Qwark 92173d ago

lol yeah i keep seeing how people are mad about recipes just being there but then im like, "okay you would rather they not be there but then everytime you need one you....control+escape, google, look at it". wtf is the difference between it being in the game or you just googling it the minute you need it lmao?????

anyway this is just for hits. i played it last night for 3hrs straight. fantastic game, fantastic port. is it as good as the pc version? no, but its still amazing. PC=10, 360=9

svoulis2173d ago (Edited 2173d ago )

Part of the reason minecraft was popular at first was the idea of LEARNING how to do everything and make recipes. Before the wiki was created and everything was just "google" it. The game was actually fun because it would get more and more expansive the more you learned.

When you take a big element out of that regardless if its a PC game or 360 game, it feels cheap. I played both and I have put and crafted amazing things on the PC version of the game.

I got bored of the 360 version rather quick because even though I know how to craft everything already. Doing it was part of the fun.

Going online and finding out recipes for Minecraft is like going online to search for Intel cases in Call of Duty, or using a strategy guide to beat Skyrim. How fun would Skyrim be if you knew exactly where everything was and you didn't really need to explore.

Could be said about this game as well.

I would not give this a 9 on the 360. 6 at best because it isn't just a "port" of the PC version its a dumb down version of the game entirely. From the size of the maps to the community.

Captain Qwark 92173d ago

yes it is a dumbed down version of the pc but what game on pc to console isnt? pcs have a lot more capabilities than any console ever will so thats to be expected.

and i highly doubt you never looked anything up at first. this is the internet age, wikis were prob available within days of it being out.

and while i do agree that part of the appeal is the discovery, that kind of feeling died when the internet became huge. its just our day and age, you and i both need to get over it.

the appeal of minecraft anyway is building and exploring both of which are largely intact and perform quite well on the 360 considering. the controls themselves are also admirable considering its moving from keyboard/mouse to controller

and lastly, if you've played the pc version already then you should know how to craft everything anyway so it wouldnt matter whether recipes were included or not, you now how to make everything already.

overall they did a great job. i respect your opinion but i don't agree with it. i stand by my 9.

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