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.
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.