Summary: Minecraft XBLA is freaking fantastic and will hook you for days, weeks, or even months. It is such a simple concept - mine blocks and ore, and then use them to build new things - but it works incredibly well.
Excerpt: In a special twist to our usual written reviews we thought that we will employ the services of our new Video Editor, Alex ‘Alaric’ Lemcovich to introduce the totally new feature coming to MG in the form of video reviews.
Summary: Minecraft 's success simply cannot be denied, whether you're one of its many loyal fans or highly vocal detractors. The blocky world and lack of objectives may be deceptively simple, but its honest freedom, as well as hidden depths both literal and figurative, has earned a cult following that is...
Endless world of possibilities, right at your hands
5 December 2012
Excerpt: As I was browsing through Game-Debate, I accidentally looked at the Minecraft page. Then I was surprised - how come I still haven't written a review for this game? That is exactly what I will do now, even though there are plenty of good articles already written - an extra opinion won't do bad for...
Excerpt: When I was young, I used to play with Lego’s all the time. Like, obsessively so. I can’t tell you how much time I spent coming up with new uses for those colorful bricks. Over the years I crafted some impressive things, but my favorite was a Resident Evil-inspired town that was being invaded by the...
Excerpt: By now, it should be no secret that Minecraft is a phenomenon on the PC. It doesn't look like much, but it's a very deep game, both literally and figuratively. Players can dig hundreds of levels down, and new content – block types, enemies, game enhancements – is constantly being added.
Excerpt: Why is Minecraft one of the most famous indie games of all time? Versatility and near-infinite replayability. Want to accomplish a series of goals and clear the final boss? Minecraft has that. Want to explore a series of underground ruins and caverns, unearthing fabulous treasures? That, too.
Pros: Building any blocky thing you can imagine, Stumbling onto interesting new areas and caves, New, detailed potion/enchanting system
Cons: Enjoyment is directly proportional to effort, Breaking a pick deep inside a mineshaft, Your social life disappearing
Conclusion: Minecraft on the Xbox Live Arcade is an addicting and rewarding experience, assuming you are willing to put the time into the experience. This is one of those games where you will truly get out whatever you put into the game, and that can be both good and bad.
Summary: Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two years, you have undoubtedly heard of Minecraft. Maybe you haven’t played it but you have certainly heard the name. The indie project-turned-phenomenon from the mind of Markus “Notch” Persson took the world of video games by storm thanks to...
Excerpt: There are few of us here at Family Friendly Gaming that play PC (Personal Computer) games. We spend so many hours on computers publishing the magazine, and website that the last thing we want to do is spend every more time in front of a computer monitor. So none of us have played Minecraft before.