Mojang‘s indie game, Minecraft, took off like a rocket over the past few years to the point where everyone and their grandmother has tried it. Now the hit game has made it‘s way to the Xbox 360 in the Arcade Marketplace. Does this game translate well to consoles or is this game digging itself a hole?
Minecraft is a surprisingly unique game which has you mining or surviving in what can only be describe as playing LEGOs with the world. The game allows you to play alone or with friends to either create or destroy the world around you. Honestly, it‘s just plain fun and addictive with the vastly open world. There’s so many different game mechanics which are always being updated and fine tuned.
The major concern here is the controls translating from computer to controller. I was initially worried about how it would go down, especially since the inventory can be a touch complex. Fortunately the game succeeds and is very easy for vetrans and new players to hop in.
The game has never been graphicly heavy, but for the console version it seems like a few of the edges have been cleaned up. It does suck a little that you cannot use mods or texture packs found in the PC version, but you do need to accept the limitations of what you can do on the Xbox 360. It would be nice to seem them work that out down the road, but no rush guys. Take your time.
Gameplay 10 /10
Graphics 9.5 / 10
Controls 8 / 10
Replayability 10 / 10
Overall 9 / 10
Seriously, did you think I had something bad to say about Notch‘s Minecraft? Really? No! Just go buy the game… even if you have it already. You can never have too many copies of Minecraft. It’s easy to lose a few hours playing this game and, while this is painfully cliché, no playthrough will be like your last. This game is now available of Xbox 360 for download.