People once used to build their fantasy worlds with legos, the basic building blocks that occupied much of most people’s childhood. Well, in the digital world there is a creative building game, which follows the same formula, using blocks to create your masterpiece. Minecraft.
Minecraft will surely send you back to the good old days when you used to make objects using blocks. The game that was first released in 2009 is a creative adventure that everyone needs to be a part of.
Minecraft has a very distinct and unusual art-style that will remind you of the 8-bit technology from way back. This isn’t to say it is bad. By no means, this unique pixel blocky 3-D style that Minecraft goes for completely captivates you once you start playing the game.
The game’s survival mode starts with you sliding into your pixel-cube avatar and being thrown into a procedurally generated blocky world. With time you quickly realize you need to not only survive in this almost infinite space, but you have to do so by making use of the almost unlimited number of resources the environment has to offer.
You need to explore the environment as quickly as you can before night falls. Why? Well, as soon it the sunsets different monsters start spawning across the map and start attacking you. The player needs to make sure he is rightfully equipped if he is to survive the upcoming attack.
While exploring the environment you’ll find a plethora of different terrains that range from densely populated forests to icy-cold tundras. Every area offers a unique resource that you can mine and create different objects with.
Where you start off with your bare-hands you quickly end up being fully equipped with a pick-ax or anything else such as a sword that you might fancy. The entire system is complex and intricate and the number of things that you can do from creating food to building different types of shelters is truly impeccable.
The learning curve at the start might seem intimidating at first, however, with the time you get the hang off it and thanks to the game vibrant community it is not long before you know exactly what the different recipes entail and how to go about them.
Not to forget the games ever fun functionality of online multiplayer. Sharing a world with your friends on a server is truly an experience like no other. You could play with or against them whatever way you fancy.
Going on adventure trips with your friends to fund resources for your fort tests your team’s ability to the fullest. If you are with a teammate playing against another team, it becomes even more fun. You have to creatively set-up traps in order to make sure that enemy players don’t attack your stronghold and get your resources. You also have to carefully plan your attacks on the enemy team to make sure that you don’t end up losing.
Minecraft is without a doubt one of the most conceptually entertaining games out there. While you might start a session to play only an hour or a couple of hours you will soon realize that the day has ended and in the process of playing Minecraft, you have forgotten to eat, drink or even go to the bathroom.
The game truly immerses the player into its rich and blocky world.