The computer gaming phenomenon that is Minecraft
has scored 25 million players to accompany its growth and evolution since it was released in 2009. Now, as The Guardian
reports, the hit title has finally been ported to the Xbox 360 video game console and it is not disappointing those who are reviewing it.
Looking something like a digital world made of Legos from the original Playstation era, the purpose of Minecraft is resource management. At the start of every game, a large new world is randomly generated for players to build shelter for their blocky avatars to protect them from hazardous elements such as monsters lurking around when night falls.
From there, players can craft just about anything and everything crucial to their survival; utilities for cooking, factory production and of course, weapons for taking on the aforementioned monsters. The 360 port of Minecraft boasts both single and co-op player modes, as well as a tutorial not on the PC edition reports Co-Optimus
However, it should be noted that the Xbox 360 version of the game will come with some limitations as opposed to its PC counterpart. According to Poptimal
, the console edition's maps will be limited to 1000x1000 blocks - which, to some who have played Minecraft on the PC, might seem a bit limited. Even so, such a setback is being looked at as a minor one at the very worst.
Majong/4J's Minecraft is, as the reviews say, not quite up to par with the PC version but in a very close second to it just the same.