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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:59 AM

ello, i'm wondering wether to get the minecraft iOS pocket edition or not, tbh I don't think it's worth the money, infinity blade 2 came out yesterday and is the same price, I understand infinity blade being that since, well, it's infinity blade! with many features and content, but minecraft being that? Plus it doesnt have that much features to be 6.99, some games have better content and are .99, so what do you guys think?
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

Currently yeah, it isn't worth to buy due to having so little content but yet being costly. I guess it will only be worth when there are more updates.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:10 PM

View PostxArchemistx, on 02 December 2011 - 12:11 PM, said:

Currently yeah, it isn't worth to buy due to having so little content but yet being costly. I guess it will only be worth when there are more updates.
Look at it like this, Minecraft on the PC was fairly cheap when it first came out but it sucked. Now its top selling the world but doubled in price. I say download it now save money OR jailbreak your iPod and get it free ;) lol jk

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:17 PM

View PostMahsiLahme, on 02 December 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

Look at it like this, Minecraft on the PC was fairly cheap when it first came out but it sucked. Now its top selling the world but doubled in price. I say download it now save money OR jailbreak your iPod and get it free ;) lol jk
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:20 PM

even at its current state it is worth it to me, so maybe youu should ask someone else. but seriously you could try it for free, the difference is you cant do servers or save... so my answer is yes. do it, before it goes up in price.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostKillmetro, on 02 December 2011 - 11:59 AM, said:

ello, i'm wondering wether to get the minecraft iOS pocket edition or not, tbh I don't think it's worth the money, infinity blade 2 came out yesterday and is the same price, I understand infinity blade being that since, well, it's infinity blade! with many features and content, but minecraft being that? Plus it doesnt have that much features to be 6.99, some games have better content and are .99, so what do you guys think?

The short answer - no.  There are lots of other games in the app store that cost 99 and offer much better gameplay and content.

This game is just not worth the seven buck price tag.  The world is pretty small and while you can putz around in creative mode, the game isn't compelling at all.  The good news is that core game itself is pretty stable and doesn't feel buggy in the least.  The controls are intuitive and I was surprised to find out I did enjoy the automatic jumping.  There's just not a whole lot to do.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:54 PM

View PostHomersGhost, on 02 December 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

The short answer - no.  There are lots of other games in the app store that cost 99 and offer much better gameplay and content.

This game is just not worth the seven buck price tag.  The world is pretty small and while you can putz around in creative mode, the game isn't compelling at all.  The good news is that core game itself is pretty stable and doesn't feel buggy in the least.  The controls are intuitive and I was surprised to find out I did enjoy the automatic jumping.  There's just not a whole lot to do.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

View Postmdijkhuizen, on 02 December 2011 - 02:17 PM, said:

no it didn't
Debatable.

Anyways, hold off the money until the game actually receives more content. Right now, all you get is a non-flying limited classic mode with a couple of bugs. I doubt the price will rise unless the devs wants more money.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:00 PM

The game's current state is kind of like the early stages of indev for the PC. I agree it's not worth $7, but that's why I have the free demo that's almost as good as the $7 one :D
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:35 PM

Keep in mind two things:
1. Mojang is DEFINITELY making Survival Mode.
2. The multiplayer sounds awesome, I hear you can even use Multiplayer to play with the version of the game on the Android!(i.e. a person with the ios version and a person with the android version can play together :) )

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:58 PM

Yep. Get it. I'd get it too if amazon didn't lie to me and sell me a 2nd gen iPod when I ordered a 3rd gen iPod. -_-

I'd actually wait until it goes on sale if I were you, but it might be hard to wait. ;)

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:20 AM

View PostKillmetro, on 02 December 2011 - 11:59 AM, said:

ello, i'm wondering wether to get the minecraft iOS pocket edition or not, tbh I don't think it's worth the money, infinity blade 2 came out yesterday and is the same price, I understand infinity blade being that since, well, it's infinity blade! with many features and content, but minecraft being that? Plus it doesnt have that much features to be 6.99, some games have better content and are .99, so what do you guys think?

i read a comment made by one of the 'mojang 9', of course i forgot where(one of th side affects of being stupid). that with the updates will come a more expensive app.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:41 AM

Just get the free version for now (minecraft Pocket Edition lite), it will give you most of what's in the paid version so far and its free.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:05 AM

View PostKillmetro, on 02 December 2011 - 11:59 AM, said:

ello, i'm wondering wether to get the minecraft iOS pocket edition or not, tbh I don't think it's worth the money, infinity blade 2 came out yesterday and is the same price, I understand infinity blade being that since, well, it's infinity blade! with many features and content, but minecraft being that? Plus it doesnt have that much features to be 6.99, some games have better content and are .99, so what do you guys think?

However, Your buying for whats to come, It will soon be an Amazing game.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

View PostJabacobob, on 04 December 2011 - 02:05 AM, said:

However, Your buying for whats to come, It will soon be an Amazing game.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:20 AM

well the first update to the APP came out on android recently and should come to Ipod and ios devices soon. so its not like your buying the one and only version of the game and it will be updated

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

View Postmdijkhuizen, on 02 December 2011 - 02:54 PM, said:

You clearly didn't play classic...

Whether he did or didn't it's irrelevant in this topic seeing as it's about the pocket edition, he's given a well rounded but brief review on his opinion on said product.

I've played it but don't own it on pocket and I can say I wasn't that impressed.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:51 PM

There's several ways to look at this.

First, for an iOS game, it's on the pricey side.  Between occasional sale pricing and an unspoken expectation that iOS apps should just all cost 99 cents, I've never before paid more than $2.99 for a game (Infinity Blade and a couple EA Sports game while they were on sale).  So, yeah, $6.99 is a price that made me personally say whoa, that seems like a lot.

Second, it's a game that's clearly not yet finished... indeed, it's a game that's missing several parts that are arguably essential for a "Minecraft" game.  Really, you can't even "craft" anything yet!  Add this fact to the first one, and you start to see a game that is looking seriously overpriced.

Finally, though, you take a step back and look at the way Mojang has developed Minecraft so far.  I bought Minecraft Alpha for 9.99 Euros (about $13.80 at the time, I recall) and it was, compared to what we got once the game hit 1.0, an extremely limited shell of a game.  But there was consistent improvement, and the game was always fun to mess around with.  And people who bought the game later didn't end up with as big a bang for the buck as I got by buying early.

So I went ahead and paid the seven bucks for Minecraft PE.  I think it's likely that the PE will continue to get better.  I've enjoyed playing around with it so far.  I think there's a good chance that the early purchase will be seen as a lucky/smart thing down the road.

And finally, I can always just say to myself "I paid about $20 for Minecraft on my Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad."  It's impossible for me to think of that purchase as a poor value, even if the iOS version is always a "poor sister."
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:51 AM

I currently have it and for those bored days it's fairly entertaining, I really wish it had flying though.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:08 AM

Totally worth it.  Will change ur mind if u are in the right channel.  .. For that price man..... Just get it. Maybe its not ur stuff but at least u will  know what it it about