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Minecraft has been an extremely successful game by selling millions upon millions of copies. Who would of thought that such a simple game would have beat even some of the bigger titles out there in sales records? Regardless, the Minecraft hit success has to come to mobile devices in beta format. I reviewed the game a couple of months ago, but since then it has changed a ton. While I could wait for a final release of the game, Mojang has promised to support the game for quite some time down the road. That said, it changes quite a bit, a lot like an MMO with content patches, just not as drastic.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition is great. Although I still do have mixed feelings about playing it on a smartphone. I feel like the type of games fits a tablet much better. Playing it on your regular smartphone is more stressful than enjoyable. On a smartphone it just felt like there was way too much on the screen to be relaxing. Not only that, but I also found it quite difficult to place blocks on the smaller screen. It just wasn’t an enjoyable experience. On the other hand, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is fantastic for the tablet.
Minecraft definitely feels much more comfortable on the PC, but the tablet version is to not be disregarded. On the go, Minecraft: Pocket Edition provides a fun experience, especially when Mojang is working hard at adding new features. If you didn’t know, their plans at this moment is to have it a lot like the PC version. If you’ve played the Pocket Edition though, you know that they have a bit of catching up to do.
On the tablet the interface didn’t feel that stressful at all. It felt relaxed like it does on the PC. Again, the Minecraft on the smartphone just felt way too crowded for me.
There really isn’t much to say about the graphics. I mean, it’s Minecraft. Pixel graphics all the way!
For those of you that are new to Minecraft, the name of the game literally sums up what you do. You mine and then you use those materials to craft. Some items that you need to craft are more complex, which I think makes the game extremely fun. It encourages you to adventure down in to the depths of “Minecraftia” and find the needed materials for what you were going to craft.
Now, the developers really need to work on a few things. Mineraft: Pocket Edition really feels lacking. Dungeons are missing, caves aren’t there and you can’t even craft armor to defend yourself against the creatures of the night. At that point, Minecraft: Pocket Edition might be worth $6.99. For now though, I really don’t feel it’s worth it. There really needs to be more features added to it before I would consider recommending the Pocket Edition to someone.
At the present moment, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is lacking. It needs more features from what we’ve seen in the PC version. The current features are just…meh.