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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything is awesome! Oops, wrong franchise

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    Vdub
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    The PlayStation 4 version of this game is about what you would expect: Awesome. Are the graphics noticeably better with breathtaking hi-res textures and more complex polygons and animations? Ha! But that's not what Minecraft is about. There's no real story or campaign or objectives in Minecraft. You simply start out, have a variety of tools and environments to explore/destroy/build upon, and do whatever you want from there. Complexity ranges from ultra simple (TNT go boom lolz!#, to as horrendously complex as you want to make it #wiring switches to do all kinds of crazy things, create meta-games, and so forth#. There's the standard mode where you have a life bar, more limited resources #which forces you to craft/farm/mine for resources#, and enemies. Or creative mode which is more suited for purely creating awesome stuff faster and easier. You can fly, move super fast, have unlimited materials, and so forth. Creative mode will prove to be a much easier way to build that replica Death Star you've been wanting for so long. The console versions of Minecraft are always a little bit behind the PC version in terms of updates, but most won't notice or care except the die-hard Minecrafters. I prefer the console version simply because I prefer my couch to my office chair. The PS4 version has many new trophies to work towards compared with previous releases. You may not care about these, but I personally love trying to fully explore the games and unlock all their achievements/trophies, so this adds a *lot* of replay value for me. Some of them will take quite some time to attain as they can't be unlocked in Creative mode. As for digital vs. physical, I generally prefer disc versions of games. Physical games tend to go on better sales and more frequent sales, they help me expand my fairly expansive physical game library, I don't have to worry as much about disk space, I can lend the game to a friend or resell it, and I have the pleasant feeling of actually owning something tangible. But if these perks don't interest you, the convenience of digital is nice to have to #switch games without swapping discs). It might take awhile of tinkering around with the game before you "get it", but once you do, it can be a lot of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    silvino33
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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every Gamer Needs Minecraft!

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    stickler4dakilz
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    I've played tons of games on several platforms, but I always come back to Minecraft! It's the perfect game for family oriented fun. There are so many ways to have fun playing this game. You can build anything you can imagine in Creative mode - or in Survival mode, given a little more time and patience. With the most recent PS4 updates you can travel to the Nether and mine its rare resources as well as finding the Ender Stronghold in your Survival world, opening the Ender Portal, and traveling to The End to defeat the Ender Dragon and win the game! Even then, the game's not really over. After defeating the Ender Dragon, you can come back into your world and keep exploring and building - even build a house in The End and return to mine its rare resources (like Ender Stone). The texture and skin packs you can get on Minecraft PS4 are great, too. I use the Steampunk and City texture packs all the time. It changes the look of your game and gives you even more ways to be creative with the things you make in your Minecraft world. This is a game that every gamer should have. It may be the best $20 I've spent on gaming in my life! If you don't have Minecraft PS4 you're really missing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Fun

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    Macs
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    My kids (and I) really enjoy playing this together. I've played this game on PC since before most people had even heard about it. The game play is very simple, but the simplicity is what makes this game so versatile and engaging. I was very surprised how well it ported over to a controller. Everything feels pretty natural except I keep accidentally throwing my items down...I'll get used to it. My only real complaint, which I consider it a pretty big deal since I play with my 3 boys under the age of 9, is you can't get the coordinates of your locations without first having a map. It takes some time and resources to create a map and when you die, you lose it. So if one of the boys gets lost in the game or can't find where I'm at, I don't have any good way of getting them to me. The PC version does not have this restriction. I really don't know why they introduced it in the console versions. I still highly recommend this game. Let your kids' (and your) imaginations run wild!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Fun Game!

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    BigAl
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    I love this game, survival is a blast and when you get sick of that there is creative mode. I use creative to recreate old 8-bits I use to play when I was little and invite friends over to play through them. I also create new games of my own. Also a great distraction for the little ones. They can destroy and build all they want and the monsters are more adorable than scary that you don't have to worry about nightmares. Its a wonderful game, brings back childhood memories of playing with Lego's without the pieces to step on or not having enough of the pieces to build. Plus the new extended render distance allows you to enjoy your creations from further away, and the auto save is constantly saving so no more lost content if your system crashes, but that's the best part, it doesn't crash like the older console versions did seemingly every time you found diamond. I could go on forever about this game, even though it is so simple, but extremely fun. Great fun for everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Interesting, huge game, lots to do.

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    SweatySasquatch
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    I always avoided this game because I thought it didn't apply to my tastes, and that the art design was kind of... well blocky, but it suits the game quite well. The only bad things I can say about the game is that the text in the tutorial goes by way too fast, and are hard to read, and another is the pacing in the game. What I mean, I guess, is that I may be too use to games with goals or objectives, but with this game, you make your own rules. I would definitely recommend this game to all ages, even if you think you may not enjoy it, just give it a try. With how cheap the game is, and if you have Best Buy's Gamers Club Unlocked, you also save 20% on a new copy with that program. The game is cheap enough to take a chance with it. I did and love the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Minecraft FTW

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    Mandymac
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    Our daughter has grown up playing the PC version of Minecraft with her daddy and this was the next logical leap after we bought a PS4 at Christmastime. I like that on the console she has a relatively easier time controlling her person and she has caught on fairly quickly with how to navigate menus (as did I when I had to help her). The fact that it has multiple modes so that I can set her up to play on her own (Peaceful and Creative) or she can play with friends at the house or with my husband or myself. I can definitely see how she would eventually play online once she gets old enough, but for now she only gets to play offline and that suits her just fine. This was money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My kid stole my PS4..

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    AlmirSmailbegovic
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    I have heard good things about Minecraft. It's really a good game for my 5 year old son. It's so good and interactive that I have now lost all know control of my PlayStation. He carries the game in the case around with him like it's his own kid. Oh yeah, takes it in the bathroom too. Gotta go? Best believe minecraft is in there staring at you. I do like the game. I have no clue how he does half the things in the game, but more power to you buddy. Thanks Minecraft... Can you send me a new PS4? Mines been taken over by an addicted 5 year old boy. Signed, PlayStationless Dad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game

    Posted
    Superfran
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    This is actually not a game as you play yourself. I bought it for my 10 year old granddaughter who is a minecraft fanatic. She loves it. SHe can play on it for hours. After watching her do it all I have great respect for her. It is not always easy to figure things out but she explores and delves into the game and gets done what she wants to get done. She has to use her brain a lot which is why I especially like it. Kids have to put a lot into building and creating things. WHat tools does she need..how to get them...It is amazing to watch. I picture her playing with this for years building her "worlds"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    korichm
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    To say that Minecraft is a game about digging and building huts to protect you from zombie attacks is to only scratch the surface of its immense depth. Minecraft has evolved considerably since it release to PC more than five years ago. Its boundaries have been tested by its community, which has birthed stunning castles and cities, as well as music machines, calculators, and tender homages to popular television shows and film. While the game eventually made a home on consoles, the aging hardware of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 kept Minecraft's voxel world restrained by an invisible border.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A game for the kids possibly

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    sjbevb
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    I have not played this game, it is not my cup of tea but my seven year old really enjoyed it. The only thing is the game at times does become a little intense for her. There are enemies walking around at night that scare her a bit. Unfortunately it was enough she hasn't asked to play it in over a month. The enemies so far are creepers, witches and spiders. When I watched it, the enemies didn't seem bad but my daughter is very sensitive and wanted no part of it. She loved the building and was constantly showing me her house and all the flowers she planted by it to distinguish it from the other locations in the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kids Love Minecraft

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    RobDroid
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    My kids absolutely love Minecraft. So, I'm thrilled that Mojang has created versions of this game for the various consoles including the Playstation 4. In general, Minecraft is a great way to unlock creativity and to teach planning skills. While the graphics are simple, the world that you can explore is vast and varied with many different types of resources to utilize to create buildings, clothing, weaponry, grow food, raise animals, and on and on. Minecraft is one of those games that is fun for all ages, and I highly recommend the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game for any kid

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    kmykris
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    My two daughters play this game almost every day. They are constantly building in creative mode and making houses and apartment buildings. Anything they can think of, they can make. I like to see them playing something that is at least a little bit creative. It takes some getting used to if they aren't used to using controllers, but they pick it up fast. The setup was a mess. You have to create a separate profile for each kid on the Playstation Network if you want to play multiplayer, but after that we haven't had any hitches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Same as early vanilla on PC

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    OnlyAName
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    Got this for my youngest, he loves it. He loves minecraft on PC but couldn't play it when I had to work so this was a great compromise. It is also splitscreen compatible so we can play together which is great. Very few titles are good for splitscreen or couch coop anymore. If it weren't for that I'm sure he would still rate it 5 stars but for me it would only be a 3 or 4, being able to play together on the same console and screen is a huge plus in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Minecraft has never looked better

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    Lauren
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    Minecraft on the PS4 is a significant upgrade over the PS3/360 versions of the game. The gameworld is much, much bigger, and all the updates over the years that added so much content to Minecraft are on the disc here. One word of warning: there is no crossplay with other versions of Minecraft on the Playstation 4. All the other versions have crossplay, so if playing with friends on a different system is something you want, don't get this version of the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for kids and adults

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    DaChris
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    My kids love Minecraft, so when we picked up our PS4, we also picked this game as well. They had been playing Minecraft on their Ipads, so using the controller to manipulate the avatar is so much better (says both my son and daughter). When they finally showed me how to play it I made my own world and built a castle (please don't ask me how long it took me, hahaha), which was very fun for me, although highly addictive as well. I give it 5 stars and two thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

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    Angelita
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    If it wasn't for my friends 7 year old son begging me to get this game so I could play with him, I never would have... But, I must say, it's been a great game that's really brought out my creativity. This game is my go to game to relax and unwind from a hectic work day. I usually play rated R shooter games, but since I've came home with minecraft, I've avoided my shooter games for a week so far. Definitely a must for those with a creative or stressful life. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    Brittany
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    I've played Minecraft before on PC and I had so much fun with the game that when I bought a PS4 I decided to buy the game again to play on the console. To me the console version is better because I enjoy playing it more with a controller and I don't have to remember all of the crafting diagrams (or head over to the Minecraft Wiki). And since the game is so cheap at under 20 bucks that made it almost an instant buy for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Great Game!

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    Chewbacca69
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    I was never into Mine Craft and only purchased this game because I knew my daughter really like to play it. WOW! The graphics are what they are, but being able to exist in a fairly open world evironment within Survival Mode is GREAT! The only problem... time goes by way to fast while I'm playing this game. Hours seem like minutes. If you like playing a game where you aren't stuck with only doing what the linear plot lets you, this is a game for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy the disk instead of downloading

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    Anndee
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    The kiddo loves Minecraft and we previously bought this game for our PS3 as well and it came with coupon to download the PS4 version at an extremely discounted price. There are a few draw backs with that though. You can only play the game on the user account it is downloaded on which then takes away having a second player come into the game and it saving any tasks completed by that player. If you purchase the physical games it solves this problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend