Minecraft, modern day phenomenon?

Over the last 6 months or so I have a few gaming friends who have been playing Minecraft on the PC.  To be honest, as much as I really enjoy playing games, I don't enjoy PC gaming (Football Manager being an exception).  A few weeks ago Minecraft was released on the Xbox 360.

Minecraft on the 360 broke day one XBLA sales records and recouped developer costs within an hour.  With so many people buying it, it must be good right?  So I downloaded the trial one night and left it.  A few nights ago I remembered that I had downloaded this.  The hysteria that was surrounding the game on release day had died down.  So I installed the game to see what it was all about.  I was met with this screen.

Well this looks quirky, was my first thought.  Sadly it didn't get any better.  After 30 minutes of basically digging a trench, I started to pay a little bit of attention to the tutorial.  However there was only so much of looking at this type of image I could take.

I tried to like this game, I almost wanted to like this game but its headache inducing graphics were too much.  Couple that with the facts that the game in itself seemed pretty pointless.  Maybe if I played the full game then I might get to the point of what I am supposed to be doing but I didn't find this game either fun or relaxing.

The thing that annoys me the most is I wasted an hour playing this and now I have wasted another hour putting this post together.  This is 2 hours of my life that I am not going to get back.

1 comment:

  1. This game looks like something from the ZX spectrum days x