Block Story combines the popular block mining with exciting and addictive role playing. Features: * Infinite world even up and down * 25 Quests, that give you objectives and hours of fun * Leveling up, and skill points to improve your character * Beautiful terrain generation with Hell, biomes, floating islands, forgotten sky, underground world and coral reefs. * Torches you can make and carry to light your way through caves * Equipment you can wear like "My Precious" (a powerful ring), and flippers (to swim faster) * Crafting, combine resources to create tools and weapons * Many weapons, like swords, magic, shields, guns, bow and arrow * 88 realistic mobs, from lizards to dragons, from clownfish to giant sharks. * Beautiful graphics, with colored lights, epic night sky, and bumped terrain * Vehicles: car, boat, diver suit, jetpack * Very fast, it works well even in older computers.
To start this game is good. graphics are great for a blocky world and gameplay is also ok. Mana system ,spells and infinite up down.
2 points down for water(does not fill gaps) and AI(runing into a wall and getting stuck)
over all good potential just need more polish
People will inevitably look at this and compare it to Minecraft. Is it Minecraft? No.
Block Story has committed itself to its features. That might sound strange, so to give an example:
Minecraft has crafting, spells, and experience; so does Block Story. With Minecraft, you have to either look on the net for crafting recipes or experiment to discover them. Block Story has a recipe book built-in, so you know exactly what you need in order to make something.
Minecraft has spells that are completely random and unknowable, without use of a mod; Block Story has magic items you create, just like any other crafting tool. To be fair, at the time of this review Block Story does not have a "magic system" of the sort that Minecraft has. If this changes in the future, I would expect that Block Story's system would be reproducible and consistent, unlike Minecraft's random approach.
Both games have Experience Points. In Minecraft, they're used to power the random magic system. In Block Story, they're used to customise your character, allowing you to explicitly focus on those elements of gameplay that you find fun/interesting.
Yes, the block physics in Block Story are missing things like gravity, and water doesn't flow. But then again, you've got an unlimited height and depth, you've got skylands, and the ability to create coloured lights, coloured glass, and coloured snow.
Comparing Minecraft and Block Story is comparing apples and oranges. As a general game player, I hesitate to make the comparison. As a player of Minecraft since beta 1.5 though, I know that Block Story gives me the fun and open sandbox game that initially attracted me to Minecraft.
Do I think Block Story is better? It all depends on what you're looking for. I find I prefer the way that Block Story is developing, compared to how Minecraft has developed. Download the demo and try it out. Yes, it's rougher than Minecraft. But give Block Story a chance and you might be pleasantly surprised.
This game is great, great graphics, hours of gameplay, 80+ mobs, its just awesome. I would recomend buying, its totaly worth it. But the spawner thing, is a little weird, they should be more hidden. They just sort of make the world awkward. They should be like a block underground.