Sunday, January 01, 2012

Minecraft, Games Best Time Magazine

Time magazine cover in 2011 with the release of various lists 10 things that are considered as achievements over the last year. In the category of video games, Minecraft turns out as champions.

Ranked first, followed Minecraft Portal 2, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, Bastion, Skyrim, Dark Souls, Sword and Sworcery, and Battlefield 3. Although the existence of Minecraft has started since May 2009, Time magazine argues that the 1.0 version of this game just released in November 2011 so it is considered appropriate to enter the list.

When compared graphically with similar games Skyrim, clear title Minecraft will not be able to compensate. Game studio Artificial AB fathers is indeed made with the concept of low-resolution graphics and looks "boxes" that would not be able to compensate for any game graphically rich textures and visual effects.

However, in terms of games, obviously Minecraft has a potential that can not be underestimated. The game is actually genre "sandbox" that let players get around in a world that is made at random at the beginning of the game. The purpose of this game is not something that is obvious but just let the players go around in the daytime while at night to take shelter because popping a monster that could injure or even kill the player.

In his review, Time magazine commented that the game is endless fun to play is determined by the players themselves in enjoying it so they could stand for hours in front of the monitor trying to realize his imagination.

The main strength of this game is actually on the activities of mining it. The word "mine" in the title game was meant to mine. The player can dig up anything in this game, there is soil, rocks, wood, leaves, coal, until the sand. With the features of "crafting" the player can combine these elements into something new, from the ax or hoe that allows them to mine or the sword that is useful banish the monsters.

In addition to mine, the player can arrange the blocks that they have become something new. Therefore, playing Minecraft like playing blocks like Lego. From something simple, many players are able to build a magnificent structure and detail, whereas in Minecraft all shaped boxes.

The game that pioneered by Markus Persson is greatly utilize the multiplayer features so many players can meet in the same map then together build a mine or something.

In Minecon 2011, a special conference held for this game in November 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, there are stunning statistics. For example, every month there are 241 920 000 time you log into this game which means there is 1,000 times the log every hour. In fact, after the launch of version 1.0, there are 4,000 times every second login. So far, there have been 2 billion files downloaded by the program.

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