It has been almost a decade since the release of Minecraft and the game is still going strong. Minecraft is one of the most acclaimed games of our generation. It’s spawned everything from conventions based around the game to a Netflix series. Minecraft is even used in educational settings for teachers to help encourage their student’s creativity. Minecraft even has an augmented reality spinoff similar to the wildly popular Pokemon GO called Minecraft Earth and even came out with a dungeon crawler spin-off recently called Minecraft Dungeons. Minecraft, as simplistic as it is, is so wildly successful that we’re not surprised if it ends up being one of the top games for generations.
The Game Never Ends
The game never ends, literally. From the moment you start the game, the landscape begins to form around you. You can terraform the entire world around yourself, and as long as you aren’t playing in a classic setting, the world goes on infinitely. The landscape continues to generate and it’s full of lush ecosystems full of materials you can use to craft. The game generates the environment procedurally. That means the more you move the more it will create your environment as far as the eye can see. However, it does end eventually but only a few are attempting it as it would take about half a year to accomplish this feat by foot.
Minecraft has only two modes of play: creative mode and survival mode. Creative mode is exactly what it sounds like, you get to be as creative as you want. In creative mode, you have access to all the blocks without needing to worry about gathering them while avoiding monsters. You are also able to fly around and break blocks almost instantly. The survival mode of Minecraft lets you play the game in an adventure-type mode where you explore the landscape, break it apart with pickaxes, and create gorgeous creations by collecting the material yourself. Minecraft in both modes can really bring out the creative side of you while at the same time being completely monotonous.
Minecraft Has A Weird Learning Curve
If there is one negative thing to be said about Minecraft, it’s the fact the learning curve gets weird as you continue in survival mode. You can build a pickaxe and start spelunking through caves but at some point, you’re going to start needing to move on to another part of the world called the Nether to get more resources to progress towards the endgame. Redstone creations can also be a bit confusing if you plan on creating more advanced creations. However, that’s not something a quick guide can help you with on YouTube.
- Endless replayability
- Intuitive Multiplayer
- The perfect sandbox games
- Repetitiveness can get boring at times
- The learning curve can be intimidating
Minecraft has some of the most in-depth gameplay and infinite replayability you’ll ever find. The graphics are charming and customizable. You won’t realize how long you’ve spent on the game at the end of the day if you don’t get bored easily.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP