I’m very late to the Minecraft multiplayer scene, as it took me
almost 6 years to actually try the darn game with other players. Like
many others, I too was not really in the mood to play a game where you
build houses and castles to just look at them with other people.
However, I wasn’t aware that there were many other different type of
game modes that could make it more interesting.
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft has taken the entire universe by storm since it became
available for PC’s a couple of years ago! In fact, Minecraft is
currently used in schools around the world to help engage children with
their lessons in schools and improve their minds. When the company
released its Xbox Live version, they sold millions of copies in only the
first week, which broke a new selling record. There is no second
opinion that Minecraft is one of the most loved games in the world. You
can play Minecraft online at Minecraft for Free X to get a good taste of what the game has to offer you.
Minecraft is an open ended, “sandbox” video game in which you build
and breakdown different types of blocks, for different purposes. It
sounds a bit weird and mysterious at first, but the idea is simple.
There are two main modes in the game; Creative and Survival. In Creative
mode, you will get supplies and have no need to be worry about food.
Nothing in this mode can harm you (unless you fall into the void), and
you can build whatever you want. Also, you can breakdown every type of
block instantly and fly. You can also do cool things, like make a cell phone.
In Survival mode, you need to find the supplies and food to survive
in the three dimension world. While looking for food, you can interact
with the environment such as entering a body of water and hunt animals
for food. Also, there are some dangerous creatures in this mode like
zombies and creepers you must defeat to survive.
However, in Minecraft online, you’ll find that there are other
objectives you must complete in order to win, depending on what server
you’re playing on. You should visit Minecraft Servers Hub for a list of the best servers to play on (based on a public voting system).
Prices and Availability
The game is available for Xbox 360, PCs, and Macs. There are versions
for Android, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Raspberry Pi and iPad! The PC version
of Minecraft is available for $27 USD, Xbox version for $20 and
mobile/tablet version for $7. To make a purchase of PC version, you can
visit the official website of Minecraft. For smartphones, you can visit
the Play store, App store and Amazon store. The only restriction of the
game is that you need to make an account and if you are 12 years old or
younger, you need to use your parents account to play it.
It’s Cool and Challenging
When you begin playing Minecraft, you will be taken into an entire
new world. There will be simple piano music in the background as you
come to a beach, jungle, mountain, or whatever the game decides. You’ll
need to cut the wood from trees and dig into the earth.
When darkness begins, you see a block of moon rising high on the sky.
Don’t get lost in the nature’s beauty without making your shelter,
since there are a lot of creepers (dangerous exploding minions) looking
for you. I was quite scared when I encountered my first zombie. Not
knowing what’s out there was one of the most exciting parts of the game
when you first start out, and the monsters were no exception. Check out a
first timer’s reaction:
I had mixed feelings when I started digging into the ground, only to
mine a bunch of stone that didn’t yield anything useful. After
consulting a Wiki, I found the game to be more enjoyable, as I figured
out what to do. Naturally, I was taken by Minecraft’s simplicity and yet
surprisingly deep experience. Look at this Minecraft monstrosity someone created.
When I played Minecraft online, it was provided an entirely new way
of seeing the game. Fighting other players and interacting with them
made the game much more fun, since fighting AI must eventually become
boring at one point. The challenge of working together or merely
fighting for your life against another player is more than enough to
keep you wanting to play some more.
It’s Your World
There are no levels or points in this game, since its purpose is only
to create, explore, and survive. But there are a large number of
achievements as you progress in the game. Every time you do something
new while playing Minecraft, there will be something special for you
like when you catch a fish or open your inventory for the first time.
The graphics of Minecraft will definitely make you remember the old
times, unless you’re 10. These graphics were actually necessary to make
this game a real unique one. I admit, it’s a bit deceptive and
misleading, but the game is quite fun once you play around for a while.
In short, this is entirely your world where you can create anything and
tear it apart whenever you like. Play Minecraft online or install it in
your phone and enjoy. Have fun!