Minecraft is one of the most popular and successful games ever created. I personally bought Minecraft sometime in 2011, but didn’t really play it until a few years later. This review will be about what I liked and didn’t like about the game, why I like it and don’t like it, why and how people play it, and anything else I find important!
What kind of game is it?
Minecraft was created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson, who programmed it in his spare time while he was working on a game called Wurm Online. He released Minecraft as an alpha version in May 2009, and spent the next year tweaking and improving it. In October 2010, Persson announced that he would be selling Mojang—the company he founded to manage Minecraft and other projects—to Microsoft for $2.5 billion USD. Minecraft is a game about building, exploring, and surviving in a world made of blocks. It’s a sandbox game where you can do whatever you want. You can play with friends or explore on your own—and when night falls, be prepared for some spooky surprises!
In terms of gameplay, there are two main modes: survival mode and creative mode. In survival mode your goal is simply to survive—this means finding food, water and shelter while fending off monsters who are trying to kill you. Creative mode lets players build whatever they want without having to worry about survival needs such as hunger or thirst (though there are still monsters in this mode). The graphics look dated compared with modern games but they still work well enough for what they’re meant for–building structures! The sound effects are good too–there’s nothing quite like hearing zombies moaning – it really makes you skin crawl!
The most common criticism is that there is not enough content in Minecraft. The problem with this is that it depends on your definition of “content.” If you think of “content” as the number of different things you can do in the game, then this criticism holds true. But if you think of “content” as whether or not you have fun playing the game, then this criticism does not really hold up. Another big criticism is that Minecraft is too simplistic, and that it doesn’t let players do much besides build things out of blocks and explore their environment. This criticism also has some validity, but again, it depends on how you define your goals when playing video games. If your goal is to be able to build anything in an open world without consequences for failure then yes, Minecraft might not be for you. However if your goal is simply to spend an enjoyable afternoon building stuff with friends then Minecraft might just be perfect!
Should you play it?
Minecraft is a game that has been around for a while, but there’s a reason why it’s considered one of the best. You can also create your own worlds with friends or play on servers with other players. There are many different mods available for this game as well so there is always something new to try out!