Today, I will be reviewing the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. All of you PC fanboys can get lost before I begin the review, because I don’t want to have to take time out of my day to read your worthless feedback and glorified opinions.
So hello everyone 🙂 As you can tell, I will be reviewing Minecraft for the Xbox 360. For months, I hadn’t even seen a scrap of gameplay or caught a glimpse of a screenshot of Minecraft. I was completely blind to Minecraft. I truthfully didn’t want to get to know it, because of all the PC hipsters that sit on it day and night, but I ended up falling into the Minecraft trap for quite some time. The three key points to Minecraft are graphics, gameplay, and multiplayer.
The graphics of Minecraft distinguish it from any other game. Some may claim that it has bad graphics, but the fact that the visuals are blocky enhances the experience. Because everything is a square, it is easy to distinguish materials. Because of the black specks in coal blocks, you can instantly identify it as coal. You can tell just by looking around you what is available to you and what is not. You don’t have to guess if you’re mining coal or iron or gold. You know instantly. To be honest, Minecraft doesn’t need realistic graphics. It has its own style, and it works for the game, believe it or not. Its simplicity works for the concept of the game.
The gameplay of this game is extremely absorbing. There is always something to do or something to make. Because the controls and mechanics are simple, you can take on big projects confidently. There are tons of materials that you could use to make whatever you can think up. I am aware that there is more content and features in the PC version of Minecraft, but the player won’t know what they’re missing if they’ve never played it, thus enjoying the experience fully. There is a ton to do and a ton to make. Minecraft will only get boring when your imagination runs out, but you soon get new ideas and make new plans. It’s truly a game that could last a lifetime.
Lastly, let’s talk about the multiplayer. Many people may be excited about playing 4-player split-screen. Unfortunately for some, you can’t play split-screen unless you have an HDMI cable. Why? I don’t know. But an HDMI cable is required if you want to play with more than one person on a console. Still, you can play with friends across XBOX LIVE, and that’s a blast. You guys can work on projects together, build houses in each others’ worlds, and just have a good time.
Overall, Minecraft is a blast, and a definite Filet. I recommend putting down Microsoft Points points to purchase it. It is well worth it. In the comments below, give some ideas on wild projects for Minecraft players, or some things that you have made before. Have a great day.