|System: Xbox 360|
|Dev: Mojang, 4J Studios|
|Release: May 9, 2012|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Fantasy Violence, Mild Violence|
And if you prefer couch co-op to all that online business, 360 Edition has you covered. You can play splitscreen with up to four players. I can say from experience that having a partner sitting in the same room as you can be an incredible experience. And since Minecraft lends itself so well to cooperative play, having the choice between online and local is very welcome indeed.
Now, my first concern when I heard Minecraft was coming to 360 (and that Kinect implementation was to be delayed) was that the controls might be difficult to get used to. However, I was surprised when I first picked up the controller at just how natural everything felt. If you play any type of first-person games, this control setup will be second nature. I came into Minecraft having spent the previous evening playing Skyrim, and the transition to Minecraft was incredibly smooth.
So should you buy Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition? Well, that depends on what you want from the game. If you want to play Minecraft with your LIVE friends, this is a no-brainer. If you've never played Minecraft in your life because you're simply not a PC gamer, then now you have a chance to make amends; buy the game as soon as humanly possible. The only people who will be disappointed are those who are hoping this is going to be an upgrade from the PC version. While it might feel to veterans like a dumbed down version of the game they love, it has still managed to retain that special quality that got us hooked in the beginning. And really, that's what counts here, isn't it?
Editor / News Director
Date: May 8, 2012