The game is only in Alpha, and it has more substance, style and overall brilliance than most polished games out there.
As said in the Review deck, this game has more content and epicness than any game Ive ever played, and I mean that literally. Just two weeks I was playing Halo Reach, unknown to the wonders of this.
Minecraft is essentially an Open-World Sandbox game where you do what you want. There are no limits to what you can do, only limits to your imagination. You spend the majority of the game constructing structures to defend yourself from Mobs.
These structures can be made from a HUGE amount of materials. These resources are collected via different processes, such as Mining, Farming, Killing Mobs e.t.c. You do these processes using tools built from resources, and so an endless cycle of fun begins.
Mobs are consisted of two groups: Enemies and Peaceful. Peaceful mobs consist of basic "Farm" animals which dont attack you when approached, and can be killed for their Food or resources such as; Pigs, Cows, Chickens and Sheep. They can be killed using any tool, your hand, a bow and arrow or a sword. Each Mob has a specific amount of Health.
Enemies consist of Zombies, Creepers, Skeletons, Spiders and Ghasts. Zombies, Skeletons and Spiders only spawn in dark places, meaning they dont come out during the day. If they do, they burn, so you only see them in caves or at night. Creepers spawn everywhere no matter on the light, and Ghasts only spawn in the Hellish world known as the nether, accessible via a Portal built with Rare materials.
The games strongest point is its freedom. The freedom to build whatever you want, go wherever you want, and create whatever you want. There is little limit here.
Another of the games strong points is the world size. According to technics, the world can become (Memory Allowing) around 800 million times the surface size of the Earth. The game spawns and renders as you explore. The games original size before you start playing is tiny, and grows as you play. For instance, my .minecraft folder was originally 700kb. It is now around 60mb or so.
Related to this is how great the games incentive to have more worlds is. You can have a maximum of 6 worlds. Each time you start a world, its randomly Generated. And to make things even better, and give you an incentive to explore, there are randomly generated Biomes in the game, which act like different climates of the world.
The game hasnt even hit Beta yet, and has so much more to do in it than other fully released games.
People will always put this game down for one reason: The graphics. That doesnt matter. The whole world is made out of blocks, yet it has become my favourite game of all time.
Still not convinced? Holding your 10 euro or 13 dollars close to your chest? Google SeaNanners Welcome To Minecraft series, and you will fall in love. I know I did.