Minecraft is a first-person fighter/sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB.
Not a bad game. The dev of it though seems to think it's almost finished.. IMO, it's far from it.
Minecraft (Single Player) as is, is pretty much:
1) Gather resources.
2) Build / Craft with those resources.
3) Go to 1.
Why can't there be some seed generated towns, npc's, dungeons and quests too?
The game really isn't optimized well either. You'll probably have better luck running Crysis than Minecraft.
So... what do I think about the game? You made a skeptic like me impressed. I did not think that Minecraft would be THIS good, in fact I thought Minecraft was an addicting game, with a poorly gui layout design, not to par controls, and all it is, is building whatever you want and the game got popular by doing well in PR or advertisement. NOPE.
Learning Curve 10/10
AI 9/10 (I was hoping I'd be swarmed with midnight monsters after playing the game for over 50 or so hours)
Graphics/content 7/10 (obviously, the graphics are not on par, but content is unlimited)
Worth the buy? 10/10
...Woo. This is exactly my kind of game. I would have not made it any better myself, and I'm really good at making games for a living myself.
Why I rate replayability a 8/10 however, is (and this is being nitpicky sort of), I want something more to come at me after spending all this time playing. I also want my experience to build up and up in levels, than lose it all (Enchanting is also confusing). I want to make things do the work for me. I want to make machines, I want to make something that will go out collecting wood for me in single player. I want to be able to recruit villagers and have them fight monsters (mobs) and forge an army taking over caves and facing hordes of monsters attempting to eat me alive after several, several decadays in Minecraft. I want armies clashing in single player.
Instead, I have to go do this and this and this and this and this. The game does not offer any of that, but that is not why this game is worth a 10/10. This game is worth a 10/10 because this game is the most perfect game I have ever played. Great AI, great story, perfect gameplay, nice gui... it is my type of game that never gets old.
Nitpicky #2: Switch the controls, shift to run, and control to walk. It's a tiny bit better.
Complaint: DO NOT PUT THE TALK BUTTON RIGHT NEXT TO THE FRIGGING MAJOR BUTTONS (WASD)! The "T" button if pushed by accident will disable the player's actions and put the player into chat screen. This is bad, guys. While next to lava or enemies, man, and especially in hot situations, I couldn't think to get out. I kept pressing "T" and mouse clicking attacking creatures and fell in lava, losing all my stuff. TWICE! USE THE ENTER KEY! Most logical position, enter opens chat, enter equals close. We can switch controls, I switched it from T to Enter, but I can imagine I'm not the only one who experienced this. I cannot imagine someone carrying a large and treasured inventory they spent hard on.
Anyways, I love this game, thanks for making it. It is my top 3 games of all time I have ever played.