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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Minecraft 1.0.0

With minecraft 1.0.0 out there hasn't been many changes to the game except enchanting and breeding animals it seems. I was really hoping for more from the game but it seems like mojang just wanted to get the game over quickly so they could work on their other project scrolls. Mojang has stated that they plan to continue working on minecraft, but whether they will add new content or not has yet to be confirmed. On the upside of things, because of the official release modders can now work on their mods without worrying about updates all the time so we can finally have some good updated mods for the new version. unfortunately mojang has yet to implement the modding api they promised earlier this year. This makes it hard for modders to make content that could potentially work with the server version of minecraft and instead modders must force the minecraft user to download the mod to use it on a server assuming the server is running the mod. Although there are many useful and fun plugins for bukkit, a modded server version of minecraft, plugin creators are still very limited in what they can make for the game. If a proper api was in-place there would be unlimited potential for minecraft as a sandbox game.

What I always loved about minecraft was the building aspect, when I first tried the game I knew this was the game I would play for a long time, I am a big fan of sandbox games and especially when you can build the content for the game, that is even better. Minecraft started out very simple, a square limited level with small mounds of grass, then it got caves and lakes, then oceans and new items and weapons and tools. then new animals and monsters and new worlds and finally dragons. As fun as minecraft has been to me, it has started to dull very quickly and I feel that minecraft has gone in a bad direction it trys to be an rpg game but it's really just suppose to be a building game. It always was, I don't know what changed it but minecraft is a shadow of what it was before.

Here is what I think of the released version of minecraft:
Gameplay: 7/10
Story: 4/10
Graphics: 3/10
Replay Value: 10/10

Overall: 6/10
Minecraft has quite a way to go before I can consider it a finished game. At least we can play some mods while mojang gets it's act together.

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