Conclusion: Minecraft offers an infinite, blocky world of creativity where you earn your own reward by mining the landscape to build whatever your heart desires.
Pros: Infinite world, infinitely replayable. Addictive, mind-consuming gameplay. Satisfyingly creative. Easy online and local multiplayer. Numerous materials to gather and items to craft. Animal friends and monstrous enemies. Iconic design. A true sandbox.
Conclusion: While Minecraft may not be everybody's cup of tea, I doubt anyone can deny that it's an important step into new territory. It has already inspired a myriad of titles (Terraria, for example, has become a huge success) and there are many more on the horizon.
Pros: The first true sandbox game, enjoy your freedom;
Cons: Constantly searching the Web for crafting recipes, some might object to the absence of an actual storyline and a sense of purpose.
Excerpt: Is there really anything else to be said about Minecraft ? The indie phenomenon, which started life as a small experimental sandbox exploration title back in 2009, programmed and designed by a single man, has since evolved into one of the best-selling indie games of all time, with millions of...
Pros: The ultimate sandbox experience. Dozens of hours of potential play. So many secrets to be found. Fantastic multiplayer.
Cons: If you’re not a very creative person, you may get bored after a short while.
Summary: This indie-game blockbuster (get it?) is among the most creative open-world games ever made. Its simplistic look hides an incredibly rich gameplay experience that is literally endless in its possibility.
Pros: Epic adventure: Minecraft's procedurally generated landscape and resources provide limitless adventure and possibility., Provides the tools for endless creative expression, As addictive as nico-crack (a nictotine-crack hybrid I invented)
Cons: Could use a little in-game guidance, Newer "RPG-Style" aspects seem thin and listless
Excerpt: Minecraft Review Publisher: Mojang Productions Platform: PC UK Price (as reviewed): £16.95 (inc VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $25.99 (ex tax) ' This isn't a game, ' says Clive, watching me play Minecraft from the desk next to mine. Again, I tell him he's wrong - it is fun and it is interesting.
Excerpt: Have you ever played with Legos, built a tree fort, or made a castle in the sand? Are you the kind of person who plays The Sims just to build your house? Were you the kind of student who was more interested in building molecules out of marshmallows and toothpicks than learning math?