Check out the brilliant Zero Punctuation review of Minecraft, not sure I agree 100% though, decide for yourself.
What others thought
Minecraft has received generally favorable responses from critics, and has had notably large numbers of sales. As of January 12, 2011, Minecraft had over 3,150,000 registered users, and over 1,000,000 purchases.
The game has been praised for the creative freedom it grants its players in-game, and for how dynamic its overall gameplay is. PC Gamer listed Minecraft as the fourth-best game to play at work.
A review of the alpha version, by Scott Munro of the Daily Record, called it “already something special” and urged readers to buy it. Jim Rossignol of Rock, Paper, Shotgun also recommended the alpha of the game, calling it “a kind of generative 8-bit Lego Stalker”. On September 17, 2010, gaming webcomic Penny Arcade began a series of comics and news posts about the addictiveness of the game.
Video game talk show Good Game gave it a 7.5 and 9 out of 10, praising its creativity and customization, though they criticized its lack of a tutorial. In December 2010, Good Game selected Minecraft as their choice for “Best Downloadable Game of 2010″ title, Gamasutra named it the eighth best game of the year as well as the eighth best indie game of the year, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun named it the game of the year.
Indie DB awarded the game the 2010 “Indie of the Year” award as chosen by voters, in addition to two out of five Editor’s Choice awards for “Most Innovative” and “Best Singleplayer Indie”. It was also awarded “Game of the Year” by PC Gamer UK, and is nominated for the 2011 “Seumas McNally Grand Prize”, “Technical Excellence”, and “Excellence in Design” awards at the Independent Games Festival, to be held in March 2011.
Founder of GamertechTV, and EIC, executive editor of GamertechTV Read more from this author