Minecraft is a first-person fighter/sandbox construction game created by Mojang AB.
I am a skeptic and believe this game is NOT what people say it is.
This game is as overrated as Katy Perry, and there are better Indie games out there like Terraria and The Ball.
Seriously, this game is boring and there isn't even a real help guide telling you how to make things.
It doesn't take much time to make an interface in-game that tells you the basic properties of crafting. The game "can" be fun at times, that is if you aren't getting force-fed your own feces by the mobs every five minutes.
Over-all, this game isn't that great and I have seen better.
Honestly, this game needs to get kicked off the #1 Indie game ranking, and if anything, be free. I mean REALLY free, not that free browser crap on its website.
Notch, make this game less "work" and more "fun", because that's what I buy games for is to have fun.
After clearing my throat now I have to talk about the good stuff huh? Oh great.
The game is fun in many ways, even though you have to look at a Wiki designed specifically for Minecraft every 5 minutes in order to figure out what you want to craft.
This game can be entertaining, but if you're a "Hardcore" gamer like me, this game won't be addicting.
The objective is that there is no objective really, you make your own objectives, which as a concept is the best damned thing ever.
In execution though, for me, this doesn't work. The only thing that really helped you make "objectives" was the Achievements. Collect wood, make a wood axe, collect more wood, make a shelter, make a door, hide in time for the mobs to come destroy your well-built house.
That is, if you have time to do all those tasks before the mobs come after you. Beware that the game does contain giant green jumping genitals that explode, so if you come to find one of those, RUN. This game for me is average, and I will certainly not waste any more money on anything to come out for it.
This game does NOT deserve a 10/10 by the addicts, but a simple score from someone who is an average gamer.
A great sandbox game in which you are truly free. It has a lot of features, vast worlds and challenging enemy's. Though combat isn't the best part of this game, which would be building and adventuring! There are only a few cons, of which the most important is that there are a few annoying bugs which occur sometimes, but luckily only rarely.
I've enjoyed what I've played of Minecraft, and would recommend it to anyone interested in open-world creative gameplay. The sense of freedom is what makes this game truly stand out. Imagine a world made of Legos where you can do whatever you please. Now, you've got a basic idea of what Minecraft is all about.
That said, though, there are a few issues that keep me from giving this a 10. The first of these is Mojang's insistence on sticking with Java instead of moving to a more capable engine. This game pushes Java further than I've ever seen it pushed, and you can tell in the way the game runs. A world made of cubes should not require the system resources this game does. Recent updates have helped with this, but compared with other recent block-based games like Ace of Spades, it still runs poorly.
The second issue is a lack of a proper mod interface. Having to completely rewrite the .jar file every time I want to modify the game is a pain, and can lead to corrupted game executables. This has supposedly been in development for some time now, but it's always pushed to the next update. I'd love to see what the modding community can do if given the proper tools.
Even with these issues, this is a game I keep coming back to over and over, and will likely continue to in the coming years.