Minecraft: PS3 Edition Game Review
Minecraft finally arrives on Playstation 3! Come read our review to find out if the Minecraft PS3 Edition was worth the wait.
Build whatever is in your imagination. Courtesy of Mojang
What lies deep in the caes? Oh, it Courtesy of Mojang
Inventory Management will become second nature. Courtesy of Mojang
It's About Time!
Can you believe it took this long? The procedurally generated, open world, survival-adventure game, Minecraft, has finally hit Playstation consoles and oh what a joy it is. I've been one of the few gamers out there that has only dabbled in Minecraft briefly as my PC was a little sluggish and my Xbox 360 bit the dust last year. So It was with open arms - and a little skeptisism - that I welcomed Minecraft to my Playstation 3.
I was a skeptic solely because I wondered I would find Minecraft as satisfying and engaging in the long run as everyone around me had been saying for ages. The short answer is yes. Above and beyond. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition was worth the wait. Not since The Forge in the epic Halo series have I lost time so quickly while playing a game. Every new cave I happen to bust into brought a new sense of wonder. What would I find down there? Is it worth exploring at the potential loss of all my items? Minecraft will have you continously saying to yourself, "oh just a few more minutes longer".
You all by now probably know how Minecraft plays. Run around a huge world - solo or with friends - with nothing but in the beginning but your bare hands to scavenge with. From this point you begin to flesh out your own vision for the world by mining and building at your hearts content.
There are a few noticeable differences in the Playstation 3 Edition (and Xbox 360) of Minecraft over the PC version. The first is how much more user friendly Minecraft on consoles seems for newcomers. There is an actual tutorial during the opening of the game that teaches you everything you need to know to get started. After the tutorial, you'll be well on your way to mining and building that first shelter.
There is another crucial element to this console version of Minecraft. Recipes are now available in-game. So your not wasting any time searching through wiki's online to figure out how to craft what you need. This is a huge addition as it frees up your time to let your imagination run wild. No more time wasted searching for crafting recipes.
Minecraft PS3 Edition Launch Trailer
Choose Your Poison
Minecraft has two main modes for you to enjoy. Survival Mode and Creation Mode. In Survival Mode, your tasked with mining for resources in order to create items and shelters. A shelter should be the first thing on your list of things to do as when the sun drops, danger emerges in the form of spiders, zombies and skeletons and they will do some damage if you're not watching your back. Make it through the night though and the relaxing music will drift back in and ease your nerves. Survival Mode to me is the more satisfying mode as your creations and accomplishments have a little more weight to them when you have to work for them.
Creation Mode drops you into the world with almost every item available in your inventory. You can also place and remove objects instantly without the need to dig. Oh ya, and you can fly around the map as if you were a super hero, allowing you to quick travel across a map in no time. Enemies don't cause damage nor do high falls either. This mode is in place to allow your imagination to be uninterrupted by the things that go bump in the night. This is wear you hang if you simply want to create Minecraft art.
If you've missed out on the Minecraft craze because you only game on PS3, don't waste another minute. It's engrossing, charming, relaxing, intense. Every newfound area is filled with excitement as you journey into the unknown. I foresee many of my nights being consumed by Minecraft and can't recommend it enough.
Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition
Also available on Xbox 360, PC, iOS, Andriod
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