I was watching a Lets play of an entirely different genre of game. (I forget which) But the person who made the video mentioned that the game was a sandbox game, based on "minecraft"
This was the first time i heard the word.
I instantly assumed he made a mistake and meant to say 'Lovecraft' and the game was similar to it.
It wasn't until I was posting in a forum for another game when a poster said they were playing some "Minecraft" last night.
There it is again, that word. What is Minecraft?
Quick google search led me to minecraft.net
"oh, its a game. Huh, a builder game?" I wasn't sure what it was at first, looked like legos but in a different format. I messed around with classic, had a bad impression of the game due to griefers, abusive admins, and players with severe tourettes.
I saw the price too.
"15 Euros for a crappy builder game? Who would pay for this?"
I didnt think about the game till I noticed more and more people were talking about it. Finally, yahtzee made a video on minecraft, and that got me to actually start watching some Lets Play videos on it. I watched a bunch, Machinma, Yogscast, those random show and tell videos of peoples buildings. After enough propaganda injecting, I worked up the nerve to buy the game myself and see it first hand.
Just what the hell is minecraft?
1 hour of playing turned into 2 hours, 2 hours into 4 hours. 4 hours into a day.
I was hooked. Minecraft was the newest fad, and I became another mindless drone feeding the flame. Hooray!
Considering some of my favourite games are the Legend of Zelda series, the Rune Factory series and Sims 2 Castaway (and the fact I still own and occasionally play my NES and GameBoy (yes they still work!)), I bought Minecraft straightaway when I learned of it. Thus breaking my own rule about no PC games. No doubt, no regrets.
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I actually thought it was stupid. First video I saw was someone trying to put a fireplace in their really detailed house. And then proceeded to accidentally catch it on fire. While watching it burn, I think I heard him crying.
Then my boyfriend told me he played it, introduced me to classic and the yogscast. Hooked immediately and bought the game 2 weeks later.
Then I would just see it again every once in awhile for about a year. Admittedly it probably was the graphics that made me hesitant to try it. But then afte rone of the places I watch videos at started posting stuff about their private server, I eventually gave it a try.
first reaction - watched an extremely shitty youtube video of a guy in 3rd person view climbing a 4x4 dirt tower with tunnels awkwardly carved through it and getting stuck. I thought "What the **** is this shitty thing" and forgot about it for a while. Later though, I watched an actual decent lets play of someone surviving the first night getting the **** scared out of him by spiders and became interested. glad I did.