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.
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...
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: 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
Excerpt: When I took on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, I had volunteered to review it for nothing else but simple curiosity. Even though I’ve been seeing mention of this game in Internet articles for a while now and I’ve heard people talking in hushed tones about the game around the office water cooler, I had...
Summary: Players are actively encouraged to craft their own adventure. The square sun rises over the peak of a mountain in the distance, sheep prance in the fields and there is that feeling in the air that anything is possible. I am the King of all I survey and set to work.
Conclusion: Concept: Put players in an open sandbox, provide the tools to survive, and let ‘em loose
Graphics: Don’t let the 8-bit inspired graphics fool you; once you’re absorbed in its world, Minecraft offers some truly spectacular vistas
Sound: The score is simple and unobtrusive.
Excerpt: The award winning, sandbox adventure game Minecraft has finally made its way to home consoles on Xbox LIVE Arcade. In this port of the critically acclaimed game, you still play as the character Steve, as you explore the block filled world and do nearly anything you can imagine.