Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Minecraft Xbox 360 Reviews Are Mostly Positive

Mojang's popular game, Minecraft is now officially out of beta for their Xbox 360 edition. And reviews are mostly positive for the role playing game, currently logging a score of 83 out of 100 at Metacritic.

Edwin Evans-Thirlwell of OXM UK even gives Minecraft a perfect score of 10 out of 10. He says, "The Xbox 360 port benefits from a generous tutorial mode - essentially a part-built playpen with all the main elements on show. This complements the cunning of Mojang's environment generator, which groups blocks and non-playable characters intuitively to create order amid chaos."

"Minecraft's drop-in split-screen is far and away Xbox Live Arcade's richest and slickest co-op experience to date," he continues as he describes the multiplayer feature of the game.

Meanwhile, Game Revolutions' Daniel Bischoff gives Minecraft a 4 out of 5 review. He notes, "I wasn't entirely sure Microsoft's bid for the exclusive release of Minecraft on Xbox 360 was the smartest business decision. [But] in the last few days, I've been sucked in, delighted, and genuinely scared by the fact that I missed this experience when it was still in beta. I'd say Minecraft on Xbox 360 works just fine."

A lot of reviews for Minecraft Xbox 360 have already been published and expect a lot more would come. But in general, based on all the feedback we've been hearing and reading, we think Microsoft and Mojang has a winning game here.