Minecraft is a first-person fighter/sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB.
Minecraft is a unique game in that it can both be amazingly addictive and boring. I can see why some people hate it.
First things first, and what truly disgusts me with most people, are the rages about the GRAPHICS.
Graphics do not determine if a game is good or not. Some games, like Minecraft, choose to go for a different visual style than others. Some just have ****** graphics.
Minecrafts' graphics are unique in that they're easily moddable. Texture packs, new items and blocks can easily be added by practically anybody.
I can also see why most people hate the gameplay:
Those tend to be players that do not have a great imagination. You're not supposed to imagine the game has great graphics, but have a creative mind allowing you to model the world to your likes and desires. Without a creative and imaginative mind, you won't get much out of a game like this, and are probably better off on any of the stereotypical FPS's.
I, myself, have had many times where I just couldn't think of anything to do and have left the game to gather 'virtual' dust for several months; though I enjoy coming back to it with a fresh mind and building some truly amazing things.
It's true; Minecraft does get really boring after a while. That's why the community is massive and has released an armada of mods, texture packs and maps over the years. I don't know what I'd be doing with the game without any mods like Feed The Beast or any other ones.
Put simply, Minecraft is the perfect game for a creative mind needing a canvas on which to release itself.
Minecraft isn't a 'game'. It's a sandbox in which to let your creations become reality.
A very addicting game with an interesting art design.
Minecraft is a fantastic sandbox game in which you dig, mine, and craft your way around an endless world of blocks. You start out with nothing but your fists. From there you cut down trees to make tools and weapons to break even more things. This constant breaking and making may go on for a while but eventually you might realize, what am I supposed to do now? A reasonable question as Minecraft does not really have any sort of quest or point to even be there. Sure there are enemies but all they do is add some contention to the game. In conclusion Minecraft is a fun game that plays a lot like legos.