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Submitted by dirigiblebill 1053d ago | news

Minecraft Xbox 360 is "gimped", says FortressCraft dev

OXM UK: "What's GOOD about it?" (Fortresscraft, Minecraft, PC, Xbox 360)

LtSkittles  +   1054d ago
Somebody sounds jealous.
dirigiblebill  +   1053d ago
Duplicate.
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Yi-Long  +   1053d ago
I haven't played either game...
... but what if he's right in his criticisms!?

Not saying HIS game is better (Like I said, I don't know), but if Minecraft has so much money and support behind it, couldn't it have had avatar-support, textures, etc etc, instead of being based on the old FREE Minecraft from 14 months ago, allowing less players than a cheap indie game!?

His criticism is that with all the money and support, this release of Minecraft seems underwhelming, meaning it could (and thus should) have been much better.

Is that a wrong criticism, regardless of WHO says it!?
Convas  +   1053d ago
Yi-Long, you lost me when you said they based MC360 on "the old FREE Minecraft from 14 months ago".

Shows how much you know.
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Yi-Long  +   1053d ago
@Convas...
... I already mentioned how much I know about the games, so I just stated what Sawkins said in the article, and questioned if that is correct or not...

... and if it is, if he is wrong in his criticism.

That's all.
kreate  +   1053d ago
Yi long said he doesnt know and that he never played the game.

Why cant ppl answer or counter argue the main subject at hand instead of dancing around the question.
Hicken  +   1053d ago
The simple truth is that he's right: the game IS gimped for 360, as compared to the PC version. It'd probably be just as gimped, though, on PS3.

Yi-Long has a point, though: if what this dude is saying is right, then it's even MORE gimped than it should be expected to be. I mean, I wouldn't have expected an endless or super-massive map on either system, but if what was said is true, it could have been better than it is.
dirigiblebill  +   1053d ago
Yeah, bit of a shame really. He's just making himself look like a plonker.

You don't sling mud without getting yourself muddy.
wallis  +   1053d ago
Actually I agree with him. It IS gimped - one map is the world size limit so that sounds like a pretty gimped version to me.

Admittedly he probably is a bit jealous but it doesn't change the fact that minecraft 360 is nowhere near the full experience because for some weird reason they killed one of MC's strongest pulls - infinite exploration.
Reborn  +   1053d ago
Of course.

Everyone should be aware that coming from PC, to a console, will reduce (change) some things. This sounds rather like a shot at MC though.
jmac53  +   1053d ago
The size of the world is in relation to how much RAM you have in your system. So of course 512MB is going to be smaller than a PC with 2GB.
LtSkittles  +   1053d ago
I'm not saying it's not gimped, or it is. I don't care about the world limit right now, and haven't put much time into creating intricate things, so I can understand the cause for concern for those that do.
Akuma-  +   1053d ago
Aren't most games on the xbox 360 gimped?
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1053d ago
No... You're thinking of the PS3 sloppy second games that come a year later. Or the PS3 version of COD.
BizDaWolf  +   1053d ago
it was good enough for them to copy
Reborn  +   1053d ago
Well, someone is angry.
TheModernKamikaze  +   1053d ago
Said from someone who copied the game.
Regent_of_the_Mask  +   1053d ago
Of course it's gimped. The 360 is a last gen console & it can't even handle minecraft. Invisible walls & smaller worlds are 360 exclusive features. lol
qwertyz  +   1053d ago
really ? so there are actually ps3 exlusives with big worlds ? B.S all consoles only allow for small scripted environments LOL PC FTW!!!!
PunkXIV  +   1053d ago
funny, he didn't mention PS3 anywhere in his comment. looks like you're a little insecure.
chadachada123  +   1053d ago
It could handle Minecraft well-enough if it did what the PC does and save world data onto the harddrive when it doesn't need to be loaded.

Instead, 4J decided for some fucktarded reason to have the entire world (one map) loaded at once.

The 360 isn't at fault, the developers are.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1053d ago
It's funny how this guy bash's Minecraft but Notch doesn't bash Fortresscraft. Immature much?
Trenta27  +   1053d ago
Notch doesn't need to bash anyone. He racks in the dough either way.
christheredhead  +   1053d ago
Compared to the PC version it is definitely gimped. So, thats not necessarily a lie. Yet, Fortresscraft still can't compete with a gimped version of Minecraft.
IQUITN4G  +   1053d ago
People can hardly deny that Minecraft on 360 is exactly what they were hoping. The world size is absolutely tiny to experience what that true MC feel. Fortresscraft is designed around the size it is and it's a very different game approach anyway

I'll likely still get this MC on 360 as it's buttery smooth and a good job as ports go regards to most aspects, but this size issue means it's a different game altogether for me

MS dropped the ball a little here i think and i can only hope this gets patched. A real shame then
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IQUITN4G  +   1053d ago
And as it happens, Fortresscraft has taken a knocking from Notch as well, in fact some time before anything was said by this guy
RockmanII7  +   1053d ago
Dude, you're game was successful solely because of Minecraft. Show it some respect, it has made your bank account what it is.
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