I learned about Minecraft from the news media years ago because it was so popular. I was curious about it so I watched a YouTube video. I was not at all impressed. The game was low resolution and everything was made of blocks. It looked very primitive to me.
Early this year my grandson (7) asked me to play Minecraft with him on the iPad. I wasn't very happy about it but it was so much fun that I got the PC Java version as well and now play by myself in the evening. I love it!