[Note: Excuse the blank images. . Still trying to figure things out.]
It's been awhile since I've posted a single blog on this website. Actually, this is my first blog for the new Gamespot period. It's not to shabby, a bit fresh. But, It's not a surprise that few or many classic gamespot members like myself are probably having difficulties adjusting to it. Hopefully it sinks in and it works out for us all, haha.
To continue on, my first blog will be about the creative blockly world of "Minecraft" (picture above). Unfortunately this title has made it's appearance quite late to the Sony universe due to development complications. It is very understandable due to Mojang (developers of Minecraft) going from PC, Xbox 360, and then to the PS3 where the development system is a totally different gameplay since it is its own creative complex. Personally, the late appearance doesn't due too much damage due to Minecraft still being very popular and in demand. The sales on the Black Behemoth has been quite successful, as for it's siblings, the PS4, and PS Vita will soon see Minecraft available as well.
Other than the two year delay, Minecraft is magnificent. I've always had a taste for games that always welcomed your creativity or strategy in a exclusive way. A kind of exclusive that pulls you away, giving you that momentarily escape. Pretty much sounds like any title that catches your interest you say ? Not quite. You see, Minecraft delivers so much in the power to create as you please to the point where once you get in your sucked in. Almost to the point where if you didn't have a goal to completion, and your on creative mode; there's probably no way out . . . . Haha. .(joking)
The tutorial is great. It offers a lot and can give you a heads up on your surroundings with as much precise information as possible. It can actually help you catch on and gain a better idea of the blocky world around you which can lead to more discovery, creativity, functionality, or all the above. Once the tutorial is over and you feel as if you are ready to go, it'll be time to make haste towards chopping , cropping , and traveling around your generated world until you find a spot suitable for yourself to camp and build shelter before sundown. Why in such a hurry ? Well Minecraft is neat and colorful and very neat but once its night time they come out. . . . The Monsters
During the first day of my survival, I ended up gathering as much wood as possible to the point where I was ready for another buddy and I to get to shelter as soon as possible. His character has been murdered twice by the monsters due to being weaponless, and having no armored protection. Lucky him he wasn't carrying anything to valuable since once you die on minecraft you loose everything ! BUT, you have the option to travel around to where you last lost life in order to find them again. Very similar to titles like Dark Souls, Demons Souls, or dungeon like titles.
Nevertheless, we made it through the night and ended up finding a cave of caves actually below our tower ). Leading to endless stone, gold, iron, and as we got deeper even more valuable things. The cave ended getting so deep, splitting up into multiple sets of different paths, we headed back up to the surface to create signs, torches, endless pickaxes, and enough materal to prepare to create Chest, Furnaces, and Create boxes so we won't have to continue going back and also so we won't loose our way incase we want to go back. We ended up going down lower so far, we ended up discovering a pool full of lava and we had no intentions of diving in it (Sorry Kendrick)
After we finally completed building a bridge through the pool of lava, we finally found a huge waterfall connecting to the lava, leaving a pool of some of the most valuable hard picking stone in the game other than diamond, "Obsidian" which is a all blackish purple like stone, which has the power to lead to a different dimension that is a different game from the original minecraft world "The Netherlands" (which is pretty much hell in the minecraft universe). We crafted two diamond pickaxes to get as much as we could. So we won't have to even come back so far deep into the bottom of the world of minecraft. But the journey was far from over.
The last steps of our journey towards the list of countless achievements were far from over, but to be more concise, We had to go into the Netherlands to get ingredients from there, prepare to get stronger weapons and armor to hunt for enderman to find the ender portal in order to fight the one and only boss, and to also build whacky projects/blueprints to unlock trophies like "On A Rail", "Sniper Duel", and the infamous "Saddle" trophy which was riding a pig until it fell from a far distance below which could possibly lead to your death. Overall, Minecraft is awesome. It's a game that has the option to give you your own journey with how far and where you want to go with just your artistic integrity. It's up to you if you want the game to end. But either way, Minecraft never ends. I highly recommend that everyone should enjoy this game with a friend or two. With two or three heads, who knows what you could come up with. If you like getting creative, landscaping, and dungeon seeking; Minecraft is for you.