Additional Minecraft Information
There are very few games available to date that have challenged our creative personalities quite like Minecraft. We have all been in a situation where we have fired up Minecraft with the intention of just playing for a couple of hours and before we know it we have wasted our whole weekend building a fortress, or a floating castle in the sky with its on Minecart system to get you from top to bottom in less than 5 seconds. Minecraft has the ability to push our creative juices in all sorts of ways and give us a certain sense of satisfaction along the way in the form of releasing our creative in a game.
What sets Minecraft apart from other sandboxes is the pure customization aspect. There are already 100s of mods and plugins that have been released over the last 10 years and they continue to be released and updated every week to keep the new generation of players coming back time and time again. For example you can add mods that can add a story mode or completely change how the game plays with brand new blocks or elements including tekkit and sponge, which gives you access to hundreds more plugins that take your vanilla server up a notch.
Having taken all the mods into account it’s worth noting that the Minecraft industry has changed for the new generation and has a much younger playing audience now a days. However even though the playing age has drastically dropped to an average 11 – 13 years old it’s amazing to see these new young players are actively working and developing their servers despite being so young, which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the gaming world. But this is a clever move by Microsoft as they have used Minecraft to appeal to a younger audience and have made a great investment on the initial buy out of Mojang a few years ago.
Our overall verdict is that Minecraft is a great entree into the world of sandbox gaming and players of different ages will enjoy playing this game at some point in their lifetime. However Minecraft has been taken over by the younger generation now and Minecraft servers are typically run by a younger audiences so be prepared to search around for a server that fits your needs and social level in order to get the most out of your Minecraft experience.