@Keitha313 Again you misread my comments. In what way does me checking up on an article for the 360 port of one of my favorite games constitute as me trolling? This was a front page article, and it was relevant to me, so I came in and read the article. I think it is great that console players get to experience this game, I have not once criticized the console version of the game, so I don't know where you get off calling me a troll. My original comment was just a reply to a poster who was clearly bashing aspects of the PC that were blatantly wrong, while simultaneously praising minecraft as a whole (both the PC version and xbox port). I have not once tried to pit consoles against PCs...
@Poodger Nah you were just being a bit of an ass, nobody really cares what experience you get to another person the game is being moved onto Xbox so more people can enjoy the experience of playing it. For one state of the art PC well you're playing Minecraft I can hardly see how that is going to make much of a difference! People don't think the whole PC gamers are elitist's far from that actually, the fact you're checking up on the Xbox 360's port of this game says it all you're a troll or are either looking for an argument because If you were neither of those two you'd actually be busy enjoying your "comfy chair" and "Minecraft at absolute highest settings which blows the xbox version out of the water" but nope here you are on a Xbox 360 section talking about PC vs Console such a gigantic hypocrite.
@Keitha313 Buddy, my time is spent teaching people that are probably your age, and hanging out with my girlfriend, so my social life is just fine. And why the hostility? My comment was directed towards someone who was slamming the PC version. I was defending PC gaming, not glorifying it. People tend to think PC gamers are elitists, but most of the "holier-than-thou" talk coming from PC gamers is a defensive mechanism over console players spouting ignorance about PC gaming. I am happy that xbox players can enjoy this great game, but I am certainly going to argue how great the game is on the PC too, and how PC players can play comfortably as well with nice HD screens. Those things are not exclusive to just console players.
Are there going to be mods? can you change you're skin? will it be current with Minecraft (PC)?. These are questions i wan't answered...
Not sure about this at all... The crafting looks as if you have to select what you want to craft before you craft it, which seems really cumbersome to me. At least it has a nice framerate, though :)
Never played Minecraft before, looks like fun. I like games that let me design and build things, the survival aspects look like fun too :)
This game would seriously make me consider buying a 360. Unfortunately for Microsoft though Starhawk and Max Payne are released next month so I'll just make do with Skyrim & Fifa for the rest of April. Seriously hope this game plods its way along to Sony's console, or the Vita especially. I doubt it'll happen, but it'd be cool if it did :) The cross-play with the Vita and the PS3 would work beautifully with this game.
@Poodger We all envy you and your high spec pc and your awesome gaming experience, you must get all the ladies with all of that best social life ever.
DL content right in there straight away :( Get ready to be nickel and dime'd into submission. 240 MS pts for a new character skin no doubt to kick off, its gonna be downhill all the way from there.
Thing is, they've ripped the achievements right from the PC game. The PC ones don't really translate to Xbox as they're far far too easy. ALTHOUGH, what else could you do for achievements, this IS minecraft and it's pretty simple. Unless they were like 'collect 800 coal' or something?
Lol achievement for pressing Y the first time. Achievement for crafting. Achievement for killing a cow. Achievement for hitting a tree. I like the idea of 400 points but this just looks forced.
@ThGy007 There won't be any cross platform play for a few reasons. First the console and PC versions won't be on the same patches so that would stop anything right there. Also Microsoft doesn't like cross platform play with Xbox Live. Portal 2 was a good example of this where play between PC and PS3 was supported through Steamworks which Microsoft didn't want to support.
They really hold your hand through everything from the pop ups that explain everything you do. To the templates in the crafting section that tells you exactly how to make everything. They don't give players much room to explore or figure things out at all. Do they really think so little so the Xbox players that they need to spell everything out and can't let players try things and discover what they need to do?
@bluebird08 I don't know specifics, but Minecraft runs on Java and the 360 hardware runs very similar to computers while the PS3 uses a much more processor heavy approach to running video games. It would probably take much more time to port the game over to PS3 than it would for just 360 alone. Not that I like that it only comes to one system, but that's just how it is. Though it doesn't take much of a computer to run so I would recommend buying it for computer anyways. The computer version also has a lot more content and will get any new content much easier. Notch has said that the 360 version will never keep up with the patches of PC version due to difficulties such as distributing through Xbox Live for starters.
@Sefrix I assume the achievements are the same as they are on PC. On PC they serve as the closest thing to a tutorial you get in game. It hints you towards what you need to do next such as cutting down trees and what kinds of tools you can craft and what you could use them for afterwards. In the PC version there is nothing in game to teach you to play the way the pop ups in this video do.
I get it's difficult to make achievements for a game that is just "build stuff" but honestly you get an achievement for opening your inventory? That's just sad. Put some effort into it at least.
@ThGy007: Yeah this is one of those games where cross-platform play won't really affect gameplay at all since it's not competitive (though I wonder what limitations the 360 version has). Also I think the hints are pretty helpful. I've been playing MC for a couple of years now and I am still finding out new things simply because they are not explained in-game.
Though I'm sure I'll prefer PC version, I have to get this just to have it. And no doubt I'll play it too. I wonder if you can host an online server... maybe from the pc? It would be cool if they made it so that you can connect to PC servers from the xbox so that PC/Mac users and Xbox users can live together in harmony... plus then I can move from my computer to my xbox as my fancy allows... just food for thought
@ito123456789 I play Minecraft at absolute highest settings which blows the xbox version out of the water, in my comfy gaming chair with my enormous, state of the art monitor which would likely blow the experience you get on your TV out of the water.
PC version may have mods, but I prefer it running this smooth and being able to play splitscreen on a big screen easily.
Minecraft is all about building and creating. We've had enough destroying in Minecraftsp. We just want to create... let's just have fun.