Game Name: Minecraft

Intro: As we all know, Minecraft is a widely known sand box game world wide. It is a game both of creating and surviving, wit and skill. The possibilities are endless. And now, with Minecraft on almost every gaming platform out there, you can play pretty much anywhere. Of course, once you buy the game, it isn’t always the same. Mojang is constantly working on game updates to give the player more things to see and do. And with Minecraft Mods out there, the possibilities are endless. This review in particular is going to based around the fairly new minecraft version, 1.8

My Thoughts: I LOVE Minecraft. I believe it is a very unique game in its own ways. Everytime I play Minecraft, I feel like I’m in my own world and that I can do whatever I want. This is probably one of the reasons why Minecraft is such a successful game, knowing that you have so much freedom! I personally like playing minecraft.

What’s New for Minecraft 1.8?:

+ Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
+ Added Slime Block
+ Added Iron Trapdoor
+ Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
+ Added the Ocean Monument
+ Added Red Sandstone
+ Added Banners
+ Added Armor Stands
+ Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
+ Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
+ Added Endermite mob
+ Added Rabbits, with item drops
+ Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
+ Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
+ Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
+ Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
+ Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
+ Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
+ Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
+ Added one new achievement
+ Added “Customized” world type
+ Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
+ Worlds can now have a world barrier
+ Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
+ Added /blockdata command
+ Added /clone command
+ Added /execute command
+ Added /fill command
+ Added /particle command
+ Added /testforblocks command
+ Added /title command
+ Added /trigger command
+ Added /worldborder command
+ Added /stats command
+ Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
+ Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
+ Added three new statistics
+ Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
+ Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
+ Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
+ Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
+ Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
+ Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
* Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
* Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
* Villager trading has been rebalanced
* Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
* Considerable faster client-side performance
* Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
* Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
* Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
* Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
* Tweaked the F3 debug screen
* Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
* Server list has been improved
* A few minor changes to village and temple generation
* Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
* Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
* Lots and lots of other changes
* LOTS AND LOTS of other changes

-Minecraft News, Mojang.


System: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation, Mobile.

Approximate Play-through Time: Continuous

Gameplay Style: Sandbox, Open World, Multiplayer

Total Score: 90/100

Gameplay 9/10: The gameplay is very fun. However, if you don’t have a lot of RAM on your computer, you may experience some lag from time to time. If you experience lag, experience a bit more for 1.8

Replay Ability 10/10: If you get bored of a world, you can always create a new one. You can also play adventure maps if so desired. 1.8 Allows map creators to add different things to the game.

Graphics 8/10: Considering that everything in minecraft is made of cubes, the graphics are still pretty good. You can customize your frame rate, which can give you control of the smoothness of your game.

Controls 10/10: You can customize your controls to whatever you want them to be. The default controls are easy to work with as well.

Game Progression 5/10: This game doesn’t really have an ending to it. However, you can go to “The End” and defeat the Ender Dragon to get to “The End” of the game.

Overall Enjoyment 10/10: This game is fun to play by yourself, local multiplayer, or online multiplayer.

AI Compentency 9/10: Minecraft is kind of interesting. Minecraft has 4 basic types of mobs. They are Passive, Neutral, Tamable, and Hostile. Plus a couple different categorized mobs. Minecraft 1.8+ has a couple of newly added mobs.

Met expectations 10/10: I don’t think I have ever met someone who has regretted purchasing a Minecraft copy. Although, I will say that I don’t like how Minecraft 1.8+ lags a bit more than the older versions.

Option Quantities 9/10: Once again, you have unlimited options in a Minecraft world. You can even change Steve’s skin to a custom skin to make your player stand out from the crowd.

Cost VS Enjoyment 10/10: The game is about $25 and is totally worth the purchase.

Multiplayer: You don’t just have to play by yourself. You can create an online minecraft server, or join one. You can also do Local Multiplayer, as long as everyone is connected to the same network.

Do you Agree?

What is your favorite thing to do on minecraft? What is your favorite thing about Minecraft 1.8+? How do you play minecraft? Leave a comment down below and give me your thoughts!