Zero Punctuation: Minecraft

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Tutorial? That's what the wiki is for, sillypants.

GamingAwesome1:
A....minecraft review?

Can't say I saw that one coming.

I do agree that Gold as of current needs more usage than just kind of shitty armour and tools.

You can make a clock with it though, which is infinitely helpful but that's about the only thing that's helpful that you can make with gold.

You can also make golden apples, but it requires obscene amounts of gold as well as an apple which for some reason is only found in dungeons.

ON TOPIC: I never thought he'd do a Minecraft review, but if he did I thought he would have used it to point out that a game can not have 10000000000x10000000000000 textures but still sell so goddamn well.

Azaraxzealot:
i was always thinking of looking into Minecraft, but i really dont want to go through the time and effort of paying just to gather out individual pieces of items and put them together into various things.

i like instant gratification more

Well, there are a number of simple map-editing and inventory editing tools you can download online, so if you want to just give yourself 256 minecart tracks and 512 blocks of solid diamond, you can.

Anti Nudist Cupcake:

ActionDan:
This review makes me makes me want to try it even more. Alpha version, here I come!

Dunno if someone told you this yet, but they're already past alpha mode now, they've started with beta.

Yes I know this, but I don't have enough money to pay for the Beta version, So I'm going to try out the Alpha version to see if I like it before I buy it. And yes I know there are a lot of things that are new in the Beta that arn't in the Alpha.

Personally I like Dwarf Fortress better, even if it has an even more ridiculously insane learning curve and much less visually appealing. Because in Dwarf Fortress, you can not only build a skull fortress with smoke stacks and lava running from the eyes, but you can also populate it with drunken misfits and use the lava to burn elf convoys. There is just something about not only building elaborate bedrooms but also having them actually be used for something besides looking fancy.

Of course Minecraft and Dwarf Fortress have totally different focus and goals, even if they both feature mining and crafting, so I understand why Minecraft is liked more by a lot of people.

So self-direction is great in Minecraft but Sims makes him go on feminist rants?

Yaaaay Yahtzee made fun of my country!!

itsme0:
Wow, Minecraft? I've only heard of it, never bothered to download it though I might now (sort of like fable with fanboys :))
Anyways I thought if he ever did a free mmo that he would hate it, but I guess not... Now I'm actually wondering if he would hate runescape or not?

Minecraft is not an MMO also he's done MMOs before like Eve Online

I was scared shitless that you were gonna give it a bad review.

Also, there is INVedit, which lets you put whatever you want in your inventory, but your method is good, too :D

You know, there was a tutorial button back during Alpha. The button never actually did anything and was ultimately replaced by the texture packs during late Alpha.

That settles it. I'm getting this game.

Didn't Yahtzee hit WoW around the head for being an evil time-sink? Why does MineCraft get away with it?

unacomn:
The skull bit gave me an idea. I usually just try to build stuff that's undercover. I once made a mansion underwater, that required the displacing of every cube of water in the area, on by one, since I don't know a better method. It turned out great. The downside was I couldn't find it if I went to far away. So I built a tall tower with a lava lamp on top of it.

They they added sea creatures and I did it all over again.

I keep meaning to do that but Im not sure the best way to start.
Build a glass cage around the area first?

Levethian:
Didn't Yahtzee hit WoW around the head for being an evil time-sink? Why does MineCraft get away with it?

At a guess its because WoW uses an arbitrary reward and punishment system coupled with social pressure to make itself compelling, while minecraft lets you make make giant golden.. err fertility symbols..

Levethian:
Didn't Yahtzee hit WoW around the head for being an evil time-sink? Why does MineCraft get away with it?

Hold on I wanna do this like Yahtzee would've.

"The reason why I didn't knock off minecraft as 'evil' is because compared to WoW, Minecraft is a cheap ass car that can't even start that you get from the dump for 200 dollars, however you get all the tools to turn it into a giant Gold-Encrusted Cockbot. On the other hand WoW is just a suped up sports car that you have to take a second mortgage just to pay for it, and instead of gasoline it uses your soul."

Luke Cartner:

unacomn:
The skull bit gave me an idea. I usually just try to build stuff that's undercover. I once made a mansion underwater, that required the displacing of every cube of water in the area, on by one, since I don't know a better method. It turned out great. The downside was I couldn't find it if I went to far away. So I built a tall tower with a lava lamp on top of it.

They they added sea creatures and I did it all over again.

I keep meaning to do that but Im not sure the best way to start.
Build a glass cage around the area first?

That's what I did, then I filled the inside with sand, a lot of sand, tons of sand, so I could remove all the water. I never checked if there was an easier way.

A Gent of Villainous Intent:

Levethian:
Didn't Yahtzee hit WoW around the head for being an evil time-sink? Why does MineCraft get away with it?

Hold on I wanna do this like Yahtzee would've.

"The reason why I didn't knock off minecraft as 'evil' is because compared to WoW, Minecraft is a cheap ass car that can't even start that you get from the dump for 200 dollars, however you get all the tools to turn it into a giant Gold-Encrusted Cockbot. On the other hand WoW is just a suped up sports car that you have to take a second mortgage just to pay for it, and instead of gasoline it uses your soul."

Not sure I could describe WoW any better. I got the 10 day free trial back in the day, used 5 days, haven't gone back. I guess its funny to me that MMOs expect gamers to make friends and give a crap about their stats when, in all fairness, most gamers I know are introverted waifs that make Yahtzee sound cheerful.

To be honest I'm fascinated by the WoW world, but horrified of the game.

The Lore, the Creatures (Kodos to me look awesome as shit), the Races, all sound really cool.

But it's just that it's put into a Computer-Narcotic form and I'm afraid to touch it.

So it sounds like The Sims + WoW + Runescape BUT with extra time-wasting and no numbers.

Good choice, Yahtzee. :p

Dude, why did you say "Americans" and refer to the USA? Canadians live in America, surprisingly enough. As do the inhabitants of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, etc. America != USA'ians.

Would be nice if they had a tutorial though, figuring it all out takes too long, so many other games start calling while I go through different combinations just to get one pick.

Is there a reason why this video won't load?

That was a great review. I liked the golden cock and balls analogy :P

unacomn:

Luke Cartner:

unacomn:
The skull bit gave me an idea. I usually just try to build stuff that's undercover. I once made a mansion underwater, that required the displacing of every cube of water in the area, on by one, since I don't know a better method. It turned out great. The downside was I couldn't find it if I went to far away. So I built a tall tower with a lava lamp on top of it.

They they added sea creatures and I did it all over again.

I keep meaning to do that but Im not sure the best way to start.
Build a glass cage around the area first?

That's what I did, then I filled the inside with sand, a lot of sand, tons of sand, so I could remove all the water. I never checked if there was an easier way.

A lava block all the way up in the roof? sure, you will get stone to mine out but would be fast to remove all the water from the inside.

kebab4you:

A lava block all the way up in the roof? sure, you will get stone to mine out but would be fast to remove all the water from the inside.

I honestly never thought of that. That's good. Thanks, I'll use it next time.

I cannot find my previous comment so I add a new one. I actually am amazed that this game is selling so much (I bought it and love it) but perhaps there is a marketing gap in selling games like this. Nowadays every game is going multiplayer and adding tons of "social network" stuff in them and banking basicly on those properties. Still in minecraft you can enjoy the loneliness anyways. :)

Tacky evening-wear you say?
...
I'm IN! :D

Caliostro:
I still wish I could get the fucking thing.

I wanna make an actual castle in the clouds... Followed by the minecraft world's first subway system.

But no, it's paypal only, and fuck me.

Try this one? http://www.minecraft.net/play.jsp
Free online VERY basic version that you cant save :/ but gives you all the materials to do what ever you want. :)

And yet, Yahtzee doesn't like Eve Online.

It must be the fact that it involves other people.

I have to say mindcraft seems like a really fun game, but yeah you need a project to enjoy it... like the sims, you need to have a person you really wanna play with/torture if you want to enjoy it ^__^ Mine are the twilight characters, that will teach them for ruining vampires and werewolves.

P.S: I hope the Mana Bar wasn't flooded as well, that could be a crime against all gamers and ZP fans

Just when I thought I would have to stake him on a burning cross, ohh Yahtzee you certainly are a Spanish Gentleman.

I wish the creepers didn't spawn in the daytime. I walked out of my starting house to find five creepers who immediately blew up my house.

love the show, until i saw this vid i had no idea you live in Australia, let alone Brisbane. Good to hear mate, and iv'e been planing on going to the Mana bar for my 20th bday (or sometime sooner ofcorse) as i haven't yet been. Do you frequent?

ServebotFrank:
I wish the creepers didn't spawn in the daytime. I walked out of my starting house to find five creepers who immediately blew up my house.

They don't. They just don't burn up in daylight like Zombies and Skeletons.
Which, kinda sucks, they being the most destructive mobs around.

Maybe mine isn't as good as the last Skull Fortress but i'm pretty damn proud of it.

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/Proliference/Skullfortress.jpg

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