3 thoughts on “Minecraft – PlayStation 4

  1. 49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mining by day, trying to survive by night, October 18, 2014
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    “Minecraft” is the type of game that can be played and enjoyed in a number of different ways, depending on what you’re wanting to get out of it. There’s local and online co-op, allowing you to adventure and craft with friends. You can start a game in “creative mode,” where you have an infinite amount of crafting materials available to you from the start, enabling the more creative-minded to go wild with their imaginations and build whatever they can think of. The way that I approached “Minecraft” was in its “survival mode,” playing alone and without having dabbled in “creative mode” first, so I learned as I went, and in this way it almost feels like a survival horror game, or at least a survival game where the horror comes when the sun sets. The world itself is huge (36 times bigger than on PS3), with a day and night cycle, weather (rain, snow), and various types of terrain (desert, jungle). Once you’re past the tutorial, which goes over only the basics, jumping into “survival mode” has you waking up in the middle of nowhere and learning to fend for yourself. This involves mining wood and cobblestone to build pickaxes and hatchets, building a workbench to make more complex items like doors, ladders, and windows, building a furnace to smelt ore or cook food, etc. When you first start out, nighttime feels terrifying and each day is like a race against the clock to finish mining what you need before dusk hits and insidious monsters start roaming the lands. Shelter becomes your first priority in order to stay safe. Eventually you’ll build weapons and armor and venture further and further out. Spelunking in abandoned mines offers rewards, but there’s always the threat of lurking monsters in the shadows and getting lost in the maze of tunnels deep underground. In the way that I played it, like I would a survival horror game, I found it to be completely enthralling and very often thrilling.

    — 5 STARS —

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  2. 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome! Missing a few things from the current PC …, November 10, 2014
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    K. Patten (San Francisco, CA United States) –
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    Awesome! Missing a few things from the current PC version, but still excellent. I like to play in survival mode and this works well. I think the changes to the interface, which seem to be a hybrid of the PC and pocket editions, work well with a controller. I was a little sad to see that some additions which are free on the PC are paid DLC on the PSN. I debated taking a star off for that, but the game is just so awesomely fun.

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  3. 54 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best $20 bucks I ever spent!, October 11, 2014
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    Connor333 (Machias, ME) –

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    I attempted to play on PC – never got hooked. Something about playing on my ps4 with the comfy controller while lounging is excellent. Draw distance is very high – comparable to the $1,000 “master race,” PC. Not going about making this a platform war – it just seems to belong on console for me.

    I never thought I would like a game such as this. Best way I can describe it – I feel like a kid again. The kid that would play in the woods and use imagination to “survive,” in the woods. This brings my imagination (and creativity) to life. I’m attempting to survive, yet I want to go out just a little further to see what I can gather around the next forest. If you’re the type that liked exploring in Skyrim or Fallout 3, you’ll know what I mean.

    So for under 20 bucks you can’t go wrong. Smooth as butter on ps4. There is a learning curve – allow yourself 2 hours to be immersed in the training mode and you won’t look back.

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