Our own crafter of mines Stephen Johnson loved Minecraft for PC, so we threw him back in to the blocky world on the Xbox 360 to see how the title played on a console. According to Steve, the revolutionary open-world gameplay is still as addictive as ever, but it just can't live up to the PC version of the game.
"The basics of Minecraft are represented well on the 360. The low-tech-looking sandbox gameplay is in place, as is the self-directed search for survival and material goods. You punch trees, collect ingredients from a blocky, 3D world, craft increasingly complex tools, delve deep into endless, dangerous caverns, and create a space that’s safe from the inexplicably terrifying 8-Bit skeletons, spiders, zombies and creepers that spawn at night. Once you’ve got basic survival locked (a huge accomplishment), you can move on to creating a beautiful home, a 1-to-1 scale re-creation of The Defiant from Deep Space Nine or anything else you can imagine…"
Check out our full Minecraft for the Xbox 360 review for more.