Welcome to the world of minecraft, you can build, brew potions, enchant your armor and tools, adventure other biomes. Visit the nether, or even defeat the enderdragon in the end.
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An open world, sandbox game that is randomly generated. Players assume the role of Steve (unofficially named) and mine for minerals, build shelters, and fight off monsters that come at night. The game also features a creative mode, where the player is invincible, has an unlimited supply of everything, can fly, and break blocks easily.

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16 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Cave Game  »

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Charming and simple, yet tedious and short-lived
23 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Minecraft was the very first in a series of pixelated sandbox games, it was an innovative concept at the time, which spawned a massive community alongside it to spread consciousness of the game worldwide, becoming subject of countless youtube videos. Having got word of the game from the internet and friends alike, I decided to pick up the game at last (Mind you, for a very expensive price tag). The game dumped me (With no apparent context) into a 3D block world unlike anything I have ever experienced, as I paced up and down plains and mountains alike I discovered that I had no idea of what the heck was I supposed to do once I started the game. Consulting one of many popular playthroughs: I learnt the basics and what to do, I proceeded to craft armor and weapons, getting more powerful with each armor set I crafted; but, None of the weapons and armor I crafted felt any different from a re-skin of my old gold armor.

Having bored myself to death in just a few hours of play, I decided to branch out to multiplayer in hopes of finding entertaining game modes to expand the minecraft experience. Luckily though, multiplayer was filled with massive player-built creations and exciting game modes, my personal favorite being the hunger games (I'm sure most of you are familiar with the concept).

Having heard that minecraft indeed supported mods, I was immediately excited to try all the mods I had seen in so many youtube videos but ultimately disappointing at the difficulty of the task. Having received help from my friends and advice on trying mod packs instead, my faith in minecraft was reborn again, offering so much more than the single player did.

Minecraft is a game that unleashes your full potential as a builder if you're committed to it, leaving aside the possibilities for a satisfying survival mode adventure. User-created content triumphs over developer effort, yet they were the ones who gave them the tools though, creating a "student becomes the master" complex. Minecraft plays with it's "Simplistic quality" (As I like to call it, or the idea that a game can be as good as a complex game without the need to be as deep) but it would have been much better if it was not mundane simplicity we were talking about.

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