I have noticed in quite a lot of your posts that you seem to need
a game to look good and will definitely mark it down if it doesn't. I like a game to look nice as much as the next guy (I spent £300 on a graphics card to get the most out of BF3!) but nice graphics and enjoying a game are not the same thing. It seems to me that you accept that a game should be either good graphics and bad gameplay or good graphics and good gameplay. If it is bad graphically then it automatically is a bad game.
You say that the majority of people want outstanding graphics and visuals and as I said above I love games to look nice but I don't think the majority of people require
them as an integral part of a game being good. The good reviews and popularity of games like Minecraft give proof to this.
Onto the game itself - I don't think I can sell it as being good to anyone (certainly not T2D
) but it is a really
good game. My clan mates spent months playing it and enjoying it and telling me to come and join them and I wouldn't because like I couldn't understand 'the point' to it. I can't even remember what made me eventually buy it - I guess it was either uber boredom or the fact it was about to leave beta and double in price. But either way, I did buy it and I love it - maybe every 3-4 months I of crazy with it for a month or so and then get bored again and leave it alone but when I start a project it is so
Yes it looks horrible - and I mean truly horrible - on the PC you can add skins (texture packs) that improve how it looks but I don't know if this will be possible for Xbox but that been said it still does not look great with them on! The phrase you can't polish a.... springs to mind.
As to what you do in the game - it is largely up to your imagination. You gather resources and do with them as you will. You have to do things like make tools and weapons and armor to deal with mobs that attack you. I always seem to end up making a castle but towers, nice bungalows and giant penises always seem popular. A lot of the resources you need are in caves (or at least underground - you can dig out a cave rather than find/explore one) and so you dig out/explore caves and build stuff with the things you find. You have to get food be it from animals or planting crops or making cake. You can make minecarts and various other things - as I say it really is up to your imagination. With the circuits you can build you can automate and make some really complex things. (see I told you I couldn't sell it!).
One thing I would say is that it is better playing with friends. I always tend to want my own space but you then can go and look at what each other is doing and you can all go together into the netherworld (basically hell) and stuff like that.
I think my clan's minecraft server is still running so I might login tonight and screenshot my the castle that was my most recent project (that I gave up on about 2 months ago when I found World of Tanks)
The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up.
Edited by ilh (Wed 09-May-12 10:43:59)