Let's get one thing straight here.... This is not a review. Minecraft is arguably one of the most talked about, searched, viewed and played games of this generation. I do not want to fall in to the trap of conceiving another review about this stunningly conceptual world we now know as Minecraft. My goal here is simple. To blog about my VERY FIRST experiences with the game.
Until recently I had never entered the creative, yet soothing world of Minecraft. I happily purchased my copy on the Playstation 3 approximately three weeks ago and boasted bashfully on my YouTube Pick Ups video "I'd always been against Minecraft until now". Somebody asked me "Why were you against it?" My answer was simple. I was naive in thinking that this game had no goal, no real purpose. I was proven VERY wrong.
I muscled straight in to 'Survival Mode'. Now for somebody that had never played Minecraft, I realized that this was a bad mistake. Dropped in to the middle of this snowy, vast and barron land, I found myself frustrated at having to mine for materials. I desperately wanted to create my first dwelling so as to escape the snow and monsters that crawled around the map as soon as night fell. I found myself uttering phrases like "Shit I'm outta wood" part way through laying a floor. Off I went to 'chop, mine and gather' until I was satisfied I could complete my first house. This did not happen. I quickly became dissatisfied with the lack of progress. Not to mention my frequent pummeling by Creepers, Skeletons and Zombies. What was my response?
I embarked in to the endless and fruitful round of 'Creative Mode'. HEREIN LAY THE POSSIBILITIES OF MINECRAFT! I found that all of my supplies were unlimited thus, wasted no time in building my first house. As an intently visual person, I am drawn to bright colours, symmetry and 'expensive' aesthetics. Gold Ore and Glow stones were therefore my material of choice of erecting the walls of my very first home in Minecraft. I soon became transfixed in to laying every block on top of one another and felt obsessed with my imagination overflowing on to the screen before me. THIS IS AMAZING! Why was I so against this game? What a fool I was. Before I knew it I had created the shell of a mammoth three story tall house equipped with two balconies and a roof that was inspired by the blocks of Tetris. Should your pallet fancy a taste of the insides of my house, rest assure as I plan on doing a house tour video on my YouTube channel as this pad has been kitted out rather nicely. My rampant crosshair did not stop there. I added a completely non-sensical underground library complete with beds, wall torches and labyrinthian steps! Oh yes, I am officially a Minecraft fan girl. Bring it on!
As time ventured on, so did I. This game is an absolute corker. My imagination danced erratically each time I popped this disc in to my Playstation 3. Five hours passed, six hours passed, village trades, 'flying' characters, it's all here in the limitless world of Minecraft. I am elated with this experience. My only regret is that I did not discover it sooner. Juicy Game Reviews will see you out there.
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