- Release date: 9/20/2017
- Developer: Mojang/Microsoft Studios
- Publisher: Mojang/Microsoft Studios
- Genre: Action , Misc
- Content rating: Everyone 10+
- Languages: English (United States), Български (България), 中文(中华人民共和国), 中文(台灣), Čeština (Česká Republika), Dansk (Danmark), Suomi (Suomi), Français (Canada), Français (France), Deutsch (Deutschland), Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα), Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia), Italiano (Italia), 日本語 (日本), 한국어(대한민국), Polski (Polska), Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский (Россия), Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika), Español (México), Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional), Svenska (Sverige), Türkçe (Türkiye), Українська (Україна), Nederlands (Nederland), Norsk, Bokmål (Norge), Magyar (Magyarország)
- Features: Xbox Live online multiplayer (2-8), Xbox Live online co-op (2-8), Xbox Live local multiplayer (2-4), Xbox Live local co-op (2-4), Single player, Xbox Live cross-platform multiplayer, Xbox Live cross-platform co-op, Shared/Split screen, Xbox Live, Xbox Live achievements, Xbox Live cloud saves, Xbox Live clubs, Xbox Live presence
Minecraft review: the top-notch sandbox for creative players28
This game has addicted fans among millions of players all over the planet! This is the most suitable game for revealing creativity and imagination. We are talking about Minecraft, one of the most popular video games ever!
The world of Minecraft which gives you unlimited freedom of action is incredibly vast. To go from center to edge, you have to spend a whole month playing (some players say so). The whole world is divided into different territories (biomes). There are nine main types of territories in Minecraft: forest, seasonal forest, swamp, jungle, savanna, taiga, desert, plains, tundra, and the most interesting - the lower world, also known as hell. To go to hell in Minecraft, you have to create a special portal. In the depths of the lower world, you will find the main boss in the game - a giant dragon, which can and must be defeated.
Graphics — 4.5/5
The first thing you should get used to in the Minecraft's local scenery is cubism. Angularity in everything - animals seem to be made from cardboard, and tools are pixelated to the extreme. The whole picture looks like a greeting from the nineties: initially, you wait for someone like Mario or Pacman appear suddenly from the angle.
Graphics is not realistic or eye-pleasing, you may say. But it performs its main role in Minecraft by creating the unique and memorable world which awakens a slight sense of nostalgia for the times of 8-bit games.
Gameplay — 5/5
There is no storyline in Minecraft. And this fact gives you complete freedom of creating your own. This sandbox has the practically infinite open generated world, consisting of block-cubes. They can be extracted, erected from them various designs and crafted into new items.
In Minecraft there is also an element of survival: with the nightfall in the game world, hostile monsters begin to appear, so you will have to manage to build a dwelling on the first day.
Over time, you will acquire more and more advanced equipment, visit the most real hell, take up alchemy, build your own network of railways, develop a full-fledged computer and, ultimately, fight with the mighty Dragon of the Edge.
Minecraft biomes affect on its climate, vegetation, living beings and even the spread of valuable resources. Also, in your wanderings, you can find pyramids, treasures, dungeons, villages NPC and much more.
Controls — 5/5
With its simple design and gameplay, Minecraft also characterized by user-friendly controls. The uncomplicated functions are meant for easy gameplay. It doesn't matter which mode you play, Minecraft delivers an unmatched experience regarding control. You are free to do anything with ease thanks to one-touch functions that make playing the game a pleasure. The controls can be mastered by both kids as well as adults and require minimal effort.
Replay Value — 5/5
You can play in Minecraft also the multiplayer mode on multiple game servers. Some of them are full-fledged cities with residents. One should not forget to say about the numerous modes created by players. With their help, you can run through new exciting maps and perform various tasks. In general, you do not have to be bored. The game will also please the most demanding players with the ability to create simple and complex mechanisms.
It is almost impossible to tell about all aspects of the game because they are simply unlimited due to the imagination of their creators.
Minecraft has grabbed the hearts of players around the world. With its basic design, graphics, and controls, the game took off as one of the most successful titles ever and is considered to be a must-have for many users even today. The open-world sandbox ensures that there is always something new to look forward to, to create and to experience. With its quirky physics, crisp audio quality, and pixelated animations, Minecraft is an excellent game to play as a family activity. It is easy to master and brings out the creativity in every player.
Minecraft is the chance to create a world and change it beyond recognition as much as you want. And the main thing that here you can find freedom. Freedom of creativity and self-expression.
Pros : Full and unlimited freedom of creativity
The original atmosphere and style
Cons : The graphics are not meant for people searching for modern aesthetics
Replay Value 5.0