|a game by||Mojang AB, and Double Eleven|
|Platforms:||XBox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4|
|Editor Rating:||9.3/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 11 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, Action Adventure Games, Minecraft Games|
When I first heard about Minecraft Dungeons I was unsure of what exactly to expect. Why would they turn a game like Minecraft into a dungeon crawler? Well while I may have thought the idea was a tad strange, the execution is awesome and what we have here is one of the most surprising games of 2020. The fact they gave this game away for free on Game Pass I am sure is a huge reason why the game has gotten such high praise.
Deep Into The Mine, I Mean Dungeon
It is pretty much impossible not to draw comparisons to games like Diablo III when looking at Minecraft Dungeons. I think a great way to think about this game is that it is a lite version of what a game like Diablo offers. While it may be “lite” in terms of substance compared to Diablo, I will say that the game is very heavy on fun and excitement.
You Got No Class!
One of the things that is strange considering this is a dungeon crawler is the lack of classes. Instead of picking a dedicated class like you would in other similar games. What you do here is pick your skin and then you can tinker and make the character suit your own play style. While it is certainly different from what we are used to with a dungeon crawler, it works and works very well.
You have many different types of equipment and weapons in the game (and some other stuff too) that you can use. Tinkering with these and finding what ones you like best and what ones give you the best chance of survival is a ton of fun.
Up To No Good!
While Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon crawler, I do like how they have at least tried to put a fun story in here. Yes, you are just going through dungeon after dungeon, but the game gives you a reason to be doing so. The Arch Illager has a magic orb and is up to no good and now you need to stop him. That is the story, it is basic, but it really does have that Minecraft charm to it which I love.
How Many Dungeons?
The presentation of the game is fantastic. It 100 percent has that Minecraft look to it, but I feel things are more polished here and as a result, the game is very appealing to look at. There are enemies and locations that you know from Minecraft and I got a real kick out of this. There is a great selection of dungeons in the game and they are all based on biomes in Minecraft which is neat.
You will be exploring a dungeon, fighting enemies, getting loot, finding secrets, and taking on bosses. The formula is what you would expect in a dungeon crawler and it does it all in a fun and interesting way. The game is accessible to everyone, but I would wager even hardcore dungeon crawler fans will have fun with this.
I will admit that when I went into Minecraft Dungeons I was not expecting much. I was very happily surprised and found myself very addicted to the game. It is just so much fun to play and while it may be basic, I think the game is so much fun you will not care. It is even more fun if you have a buddy to play with. I played a few dungeons with my nephew online and we had a blast doing so.
- There is a lot of skins to choose from
- I like the way the game handles character progression
- It has the Minecraft style, but is much more polished
- Plenty of fun enemies to beat down!
- The game is more challenging than you would think
- It might be a tad basic for some
- I do wish it was a little longer