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Minecraft is a small building game that looks like it will be very boring at first glance. You look, and you see blocks, you see animals and you see people building dirt houses. Without knowing the mechanics, it cannot be understood.

However, once you play, you can suddenly see why people enjoy the game.

Minecraft is portrayed as a building game. You put blocks down and build things, which is reflected in the only easily accessible free version.
Minecraft is NOT simply a block building game. It is a crafting game, a learning game, a gathering game and overall, a survival game.

Minecraft comes with no aim. It simply lets you do what you want, which is why it is such a diverse game. Some use it to create beautiful masterpieces in architecture, while some use it to fight blocky creatures. Some even use it for both, creating entire cities, while fighting off the creatures of the night.

Minecraft has a form of beauty about it, and shows that every time you explore the world. It also doubles the beauty with a second dimension, used for fast travel in the real world. These both show a harsh contrast of design, but are both amazing in their own ways.

Even as you read this, there is likely more being added to Minecraft, as it builds up the gameplay. It is supposedly alpha, and supposedly worth £8-£9. I however do not believe that. A simple start-up of a Minecraft world outweighs even major commercial game's quality.

When you hit that buy button, you are paying for a final release, that will continue to grow. You are not paying for an alpha. To call it alpha is simply insulting.

Not many games can have original gameplay, art style and good community interaction. But this game, despite originally being a Infiniminer clone, pulls it off in ways that words simply cannot describe. It has such a diverse genre, it cannot be summed up in one sentence.

That alone is why Minecraft is such a brilliant game, and why it will be popular, years after it is finished completely.



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